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Doctor of Business Administration Program
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Program Summary  

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed for business professionals and instructor-level faculty seeking a doctorate to pursue an academic career. The program facilitates students’ transition toward knowledge development through comprehensive understanding of the thought processes in the discipline. The curriculum encourages a balanced approach to learning both conceptual and methodological components.

Classes are led by doctoral faculty with extensive experience in university teaching and research. Mitchell DBA faculty are widely published in these areas and work closely with the DBA students to bring their own research interests to publication.

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Program Format  
   

Three-year Format:
Doctoral students are admitted each spring with classes beginning in May. The program is designed to allow all requirements to be completed in 36 months.

Extended Weekend Classes:
Courses will meet Friday, Saturday and half-day Sunday sessions held 11 times per year during the first two years of the program and 6 to 8 times per year during Year 3 of the program. Each session will include pre-session preparation activities and will be followed by post-session assignments which may be submitted electronically.

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Admission Requirements  

Applicants should have a Master's degree in business from a nationally accredited school and five years of managerial or academic teaching experience. Documentation requirements include official transcripts from the MBA or other Masters program, current CV/resume and three letters of reference. You can begin the application process by filling out the Graduate Application for Admission by clicking here. Qualified applicants will invited to an admissions interview.

Admission into the program is subject to approval of the Director of Graduate Studiesand the DBA admissions committee.

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Financial Aid  

Students enrolled in the DBA program may be eligible for up to $20,500 per year in Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loans.  The maximum amount that graduate students may borrow under the Federal Direct Loan Program is $138,500. Federal Graduate PLUS loans are federally sponsored loans that may allow credit-worthy graduate students to borrow up to the full cost of the program, less other financial aid received including Federal Direct Loans. Both programs are administered by the USA Office of Financial Aid.

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More Information?  
Dr. Mohan Menon, Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Chair, Department of Marketing
Mitchell College of Business
mmenon@southalabama.edu
251-460-6412
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