Keiser University

Business Administration, DBA

Program Objectives

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:

Courses

Prerequisites for Major Courses:

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.

Program Outline

Students are required to select one of the three specializations. Students take seven core courses for 21 credit hours (common to all specializations), 9 credit hours in research, 18 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 ( Prerequisite ) 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 ( 9.0 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
Marketing Specialization ( 18.0 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
Seminar in Research Analysis for Marketing 3.0 credit hours
Global Management ( 18.0 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 Leadership 3.0 credit hours
Organizational Design and Development 3.0 credit hours
Emerging Management Theories 3.0 credit hours
Global Business Specialization ( 18.0 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 Business and Technology 3.0 credit hours
Global Supply Chain Management 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Topics in Global Management 3.0 credit hours
Dissertation Courses ( 12.0 credit hours )
Dissertation 12.0 credit hours
DissertationExtension 1.5 credit hours

Students must be admitted to candidacy before enrolling in Dissertation Courses.

The following courses are not scheduled with any other course: Strategic Decision Making for Managers ( This course is taken as the final core course ) and Dissertation.

Residency

Dissertation

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