Curriculum By Program

The DBA program encompasses a contemporary curriculum focused on research and scholarship. Interdisciplinary in nature, the program draws upon cutting-edge research in a variety of fields as well as the experiences of the students themselves.

Admissions to the DBA program are currently suspended while we make innovations to our curriculum.

There are six specializations within the DBA program:

Finance Web Page
Finance Sample Program

Global Business Web Page
Global Business Sample Program

Information Systems Web Page
Information Systems Sample Program

Management Web Page
Management Sample Program

Marketing Web Page
Marketing Sample Program

Operations & Supply Chain
Management Web Page

OSM Sample Program

Curriculum Coursework:

The doctoral degree requires a minimum of sixty-four semester credit hours (forty-four hours of courses, twenty hours of doctoral research) with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Participation in DBA classes (800-level) is limited only to those students admitted to the DBA program, ensuring the highest caliber peer group in the classroom.

Prepatory Courses

The basic preparation for the DBA program is an MBA degree or its equivalent from a program accredited by AACSB International. If your master's degree is not an MBA (or its equivalent) from an AACSB-accredited program, you must complete a set of core requirements for the College of Business Administration's MBA program, as required for your chosen DBA specialization.


  • DBA core courses
  • DBA major courses
  • DBA Specialty Courses or Electives

Comprehensive Examination

Defense of Dissertation Proposal

Defense of Dissertation