Program Format

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The DBA program, with a Management concentration, 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.

Classes meet the last weekend or the first weekend of each month with students arriving on Thursday evening. Classes are scheduled on Friday morning, afternoon, and evening, Saturday morning afternoon and evening, and Sunday until noon. Students complete two classes (six credit hours) each semester plus a one hour seminar component. The program format allows students to maintain their current employment while enrolled in the program. Students should expect to complete course work and research assignments during the periods between scheduled class sessions.

Program Requirements:  Students are required to complete 42 credit hours (36 hours of course work + 6 hours of research seminars) during the first 2 years and 18 hours of dissertation research hours during their third year, for a total of 60 credit hours.