Doctor of Business Administration

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Program Summary

The Mitchell DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) program, now with both Management and Marketing Concentrations, is designed for business professionals and instructor-level faculty seeking a doctorate to pursue an academic career through  4-year universities. The program facilitates the transition toward a new career by developing a comprehensive understanding of the discipline and essential research methods. The curriculum encourages a balanced approach to learning conceptual, theoretical and methodological components.

Classes are led by doctoral faculty with extensive experience in university teaching and research. Mitchell DBA faculty are widely published in Management, Marketing and research methods, and work closely with the DBA students to guide their own research interests to publication. 

Program Format

The DBA program, with both Management and Marketing concentrations, is designed as a three-year, executive-style program with the course work and qualifying exams completed during the first two years. The third year is devoted to the completion of the research component of the program. It is expected that all program requirements will be completed in 36 months.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
August 18-20 January 26-28 May 18-20

August 24-26  


 January 18-20

October 6-8 February 23-25
Mardi Gras ends Tuesday 13th
June 22-24  October 12-14 March 8-10
November 3-5 March 23-25
Spring Break is
March 26–April 1st      
July 20-22 November 16-18 April 12-14
  April 27-29      
   SIOP April 19-21