Keiser University‘s Doctor of Business Administration degree program enables students to contribute to the business profession and the business educational profession through independent learning, scholarship, and research. At the conclusion of the program, doctoral students will:
To ensure success in the core curriculum of the DBA program, candidates are required to demonstrate competency in business knowledge of accounting, finance, economics and statics before starting the DBA program. Students who have not successfully completed 6 undergraduate credits or 3 graduate credits with at least a B grade in each of these areas will be provided the opportunity to take the prerequisite courses in the semester(s) prior to the start of the DBA program. Candidates must pass the prerequisite courses with at least a “B” or retake the course. Candidates may only attempt the prerequisite courses no more than 2 times.
Note: Courses in the DBA program are eight-weeks in length and students are scheduled for one or two courses concurrently. Dissertation courses are eight-weeks in length.
Students are required to select one of the three specializations. Students take seven core courses for 21 credit hours (common to all specializations), 12 credit hours in research, 15 credit hours in their respective specialization, and 12 hours in the dissertation.
To receive a Doctor of Business Administration degree, students must earn 60 graduate semester credit hours. Fifty-four of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Program requirements are as follows:
|Doctor of Business Administration Major Core Courses ( 60.0 credit hours )|
|Core Courses ( 21.0 credit hours )|
|Foundations in Business Research Writing||3.0 credit hours|
|Management and Leadership Approaches||3.0 credit hours|
|Global Business||3.0 credit hours|
|The Global Economy||3.0 credit hours|
|Financial Theory and Policy||3.0 credit hours|
|Marketing Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Strategic Decision Making for Managers||3.0 credit hours|
|Research Courses ( 12.0 credit hours )|
|Methods and Analysis of Quantitative Research||3.0 credit hours|
|Methods and Analysis of Qualitative Research||3.0 credit hours|
|Mixed Methods||3.0 credit hours|
|Business Research and Publication||3.0 credit hours|
|Marketing Specialization ( 15.0 credit hours )|
|Emerging Issues in Marketing||3.0 credit hours|
|Seminar in Global Marketing||3.0 credit hours|
|Seminar in Marketing Models and Theory||3.0 credit hours|
|Consumer Behavior Theory and Practice||3.0 credit hours|
|Strategic Service Marketing||3.0 credit hours|
|Global Management ( 15.0 credit hours )|
|Micro Organizational Behavior||3.0 credit hours|
|Macro Organizational Behavior||3.0 credit hours|
|Decision Making and Risk Analysis||3.0 credit hours|
|Organizational Design and Development||3.0 credit hours|
|Emerging Management Theories||3.0 credit hours|
|Global Business Specialization ( 15.0 credit hours )|
|Cross Cultural Management & Negotiations||3.0 credit hours|
|Global Finance Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Global Strategic Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Global Supply Chain Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Topics in Global Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Dissertation Courses ( 12 credit hours )|
|Dissertation||2.0 credit hours|
|Dissertation Extension||2.0 credit hours|
Students must be admitted to candidacy before enrolling in Dissertation Courses.
Students will complete (2) two residencies, the initial residency in the first year and the subsequent residency prior to taking the comprehensive exam. Students will complete all coursework, both residencies and comprehensive examination prior to beginning dissertation process.
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