The Information Systems major of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is a research-oriented degree program that emphasizes management of Information Systems. The DBA program prepares a student for an academic career in teaching and research at the college or university level. All students are expected to complete several core courses in research methodology before starting their specialization in Information Systems.
The DBA program with the IST major is designed to provide an academically rigorous experience to a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students. The lock step structure allows for timely completion of the degree, whether you attend on a part-time or full-time basis. This website contains up-to-date information about the DBA program with IST major, its preparatory requirements, advanced analytical core and the major fields.
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The next DBA cohort will begin in Fall (August) 2023.
The application review period will begin in Spring (January) 2023.
Comprehensive Examination: Upon completion of formal course work, the student must demonstrate competence in their field by passing a required comprehensive examination. The written examination is prepared and graded by the Graduate Faculty on the Doctoral Committee.
Defense of the Dissertation Proposal: Upon completion of the course work and passing the comprehensive examination, the student prepares the dissertation proposal in his/her area of interest.
Dissertation Defense: Upon successful completion of the dissertation, the student makes an oral presentation and defense of the dissertation to his/her committee and the College of the Business Faculty.
See the Graduate Catalog for details and course descriptions on the Doctoral program in Information Systems.
Information Systems Faculty Teaching in the DBA Program: