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University and College NameCountryState/ProvinceCityYear Program Started
Graduated Rate (% after 5 years
Total Cost (in USD: 2018/2019)
Features included in cost, plus available tuition support, scholarships, or bursaries availableAccreditation agency of business school
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ABU DHABI UNIVERSITYUNITED ARAB EMIRATESABU DHABIDUBAI201075%$90,000 Cost above reflects only tuition fees, doctoral supervision, library services, continental breakfast and lunch during classes. (Books, lodging, and travel not included). Scholarships are available on merit as well as on need basis.WASC, AACSB, EQUIS4Dissertation and CourseworkCoursework (including Research Proposal) - 39 credit hours
Dissertation - 27 credit hours
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 4 years, maximum 7 yearsDoctor of Business AdministrationApproximately 18 students per cohortThe first College of Business in the UAE to be accredited by AACSB and EQUIS. Its one of top-rated and pioneer DBA program in the country. The program are taught by internationally faculty members with extensive research expertise and teaching experience. A strong international standard curriculum that allows students to enhance their professional skills and knowledge.Online application (Official degree transcript (Bachelor / Master degree), resume, 3 letters of reference, experince letter from employers, statement of purpose, proficiency in English language, panel interview).https://www.adu.ac.ae/study/colleges/college-of-business/ProgramDetail/doctorate-of-business-administration
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ANTWERP MANAGEMENT SCHOOLBELGIUMANTWERP2015N/A$70,000 Tuition is for 4 years, 11 modules. Includes Tuition, meals during residencies. Excludes travel, lodging, academic material.AACSB, AMBA, NVAO (the national accreditation organization for both Flanders (Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) and the Netherlands)4Coursework, Dissertation, Qualitative research study, Quantitative research study, and Blended learningThe Executive PhD is divided into 2 general stages. Stage 1 leads to the preparation of a PhD research proposal. Stage 2 focuses on supervised research, advanced teaching competencies and lecturing skills, and culminates in the defense of a doctoral dissertation. The program contains both compulsory and elective elements, which should result in a PhD degree within 4 years. A minimum of 30 credits has to be acquired in four different topics/domains: 1) Advanced doctoral courses, 2) Doctoral Seminars, 3) Publications, 4) Scientific Communication.Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 4 yearsPhD in Management or PhD in Social Sciences issued by the University of Antwerp (Belgium)Cohort size: Approximately 15 participants; Average Age: 42; 33% Female, 67% Male; More than 20 different nationalitiesThe PhD program is a four-year, part-time research-based program for senior executives looking to apply relevant knowledge and research skills to contemporary business problems in their industry or workplace. It is a premium executive development program designed to be academically rigorous, intellectually challenging and practical relevant.Online application, academic master degree required (MBA or equivalent), relevant topic related professional experience, interview, transcripts and demonstration of english language proficiency.https://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/program/executive-phd-program/
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ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF BUSINESSCANADAALBERTA2009N/A$41,000 Number of scholorships and federal loans available.Government of Alberta, AACSB expected in 20204100% OnlineDissertation and Coursework24 credit hours for seminars, including separate quantitative and qualitative methods, administrative theory, critical thinking, and research practice;
Thesis dissertation
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 4 years, maximum 7 years.Doctor of Business Administration8-10 students per cohort; Average age: 47 years; 100% students with graduate degrees; 50% female, 50% maleFocuses on practical application of research to managerial settings, while preparing graduates for potential academic careers. 100 % online courses and thesis.
Once a year residence for 3-4 days during the first three years of the program.
Online application, 3 letters of reference, an expression of reseacrch interests, resume, transcripts, demostration of english language proficiency and $200 application fee. https://business.athabascau.ca/doctorate-in-business-administration/
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BARUCH COLLEGE, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK/ZICKLIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESSUSANEW YORKNEW YORKN/AN/A$125,000 Includes a Surface Pro 4, printed books, electronic material, and required software, as well as breakfast, lunch, and refreshments during residencies. Excludes lodging and travel. Limited tuition assistance is available to staff.AACSB36, 4 day residencies approximately one per month during the semester. 25 hours of residency learning and 20 hours of online learning between residencies per course.Dissertation & Coursework6 method courses
6 content seminars
Dissertation Research and Writing
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 yearsDoctor of Professional StudiesBuilding on the research strengths of Zicklin, the current problems of the day faced by business executives will be approached from a multi-disciplinary perspective reflecting the macro nature of the business climate.Application, 2 essays, transcripts, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, 7-10 years of executive experience, interview, application feehttp://www.baruch.cuny.edu/Zicklin/zicklin-edb.html
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BEIRUT ARAB UNIVERSITYLEBANONBEIRUTAACSB3Dissertation and Coursework12x3 credit hours of Coursework 18 credit hours dissertationRequired to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 yearsDoctor of Business AdministrationThe courses are taught by internationally renowned faculty members with a thorough and extensive experience in teaching. The dissertation committee has internal and external examiners from top universities of the world.Online application, 2 letters of reference, interview and demostration of english language proficiency.http://www.bau.edu.lb/Business-Administration/Doctorate-in-Business-Administration-DBA
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BUSINESS SCHOOL LAUSANNESWITZERLANDVAUDCHAVANNES$60,000 ACBSP3Once a year for a week.Dissertation and CourseworkRequired to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 yearsDoctor of Business AdministrationSmall classes with personalized attention and support from professors, who are seasoned and active business practitioners, and a diverse environment with students from 60 countries. Online application, 2 letters of reference, 1 essay, resume, transcripts and demostration of english language proficiency. https://www.bsl-lausanne.ch/program/dba/doctorate-of-business-administration/discover-the-program/program-overview/
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CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY/WEATHERHEAD SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENTUSAOHIOCLEVELAND1995N/A$150,012 Tuition cost mentioned is for students entering fall 2017. Covers university fees, instruction, library services, continental breakfast and lunch during residency. (Books, lodging, and travel not included). Nonprofit fellowships and student loans available.AACSB38, 3-day residencies per year, along with 4 virtual class sessions on weekends Aug-Dec and Jan-AprCoursework, qualitative research study, quantitative research study, and integrative paper54 credit hours of interrelated theoretical and methodological coursework. In addition, two research studies and an overview paper serve and the dissertation.Required to complete a qualitative research study, a quantitative research study, and an integrative paper to outline and tie together the two studies.Doctor of ManagementOptional 4th year of residency-style studies to obtain a PhD in Management for those looking to enter academia.Application, resume, seven to eight essays, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, interview, $100 application feehttps://weatherhead.case.edu/degrees/doctorate/doctor-management/
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CENTRUM GRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOOLPERULIMA$25,200 Cost of travel not included in the cost.AACSB44, 6 day residencies per year, held quarterly. Dissertation and CourseworkRequired to complete and defend a dissertation within 4 yearsDoctor of Strategic Business AdministrationThe program is designed to develop, create and master the theoretical knowledge in management through research and its efficient application in the companies.Online application, 2 letters of reference, resume and transcripts. http://centrum.pucp.edu.pe/en/programas/doctorado-dba-latam/?sede=7466&cod=5006
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CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONGCHINAHONG KONG KOWLOON TONG2006$99,250 Cost of travel not included in the cost. Students are also required to pay a thesis examination fee by the time they are prepared to submit the thesis for assessment.AACSB & EQUIS4Dissertation and Coursework27 credit units- Coursework component 30 credit units- Thesis component Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 4 years, maximum duration 6 years.Doctor of Business Administration20% female, 80% male; Average years of working experience: 20The College of Business at CityU is one of the largest business schools in Hong Kong. Most of the teaching staff are PhD holders and regularly publish articles in leading international journals.Online application, academic referee reports, expression of research interests, demostration of english language proficiency, 40 USD application fee for online application. http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/dba/
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CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY/CRANFIELD SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENTENGLANDBEDFORDSHIRE$72,500 AMBA44, 5 day residencies per year for 1st and 2nd year. Dissertation and CourseworkRequired to complete and defend a dissertation within 4 years, maximum duration 6 years.Doctor of Business Administration30% female, 70% male; Class size: 10One of the oldest business school in Europe and UK's only wholly postgraduate university.Online application, demostration of english language proficiency and a research proposal.https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/research-degrees/executive-dba
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CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY/HEIDER COLLEGE OF BUSINESSUSANEBRASKAOMAHA2015N/A$119,988 Tuition includes university fees, university tech fees, class materials, required software, books, instruction, library services, access to WRDS and Bloomberg, discounts on software & technology with CU student ID, and Creighton & other Jesuit university faculty mentorship, as well as meals including Friday night dinner, snacks, hotel, parking at hotel and on campus, and transportation between hotel and university during residencies. (Excludes travel to/from residency). Financial aid available through Creighton's Financial Aid Office.AACSB37, 2-day residencies (Friday & Saturday) per year in 1st and 2nd year of the program. Overall 2/3 of content and discussion offered online.Coursework & Dissertation8, 3-credit research methodology & content courses
6, 1-credit Ignatian Reflection and Formation courses to include reflection, business ethics, and service learning
3, 3-credit pedagogical-related courses 5, 3-credit research and dissertation courses
Total of 54 credits
Students must complete and defend a dissertation with research-active faculty mentorshipDoctor of Business AdministrationApproximately 15 participants per cohort; Average age: 40; Age range (25-57); Average years of experience: 16; Non-white: 19%; Female: 44%Creighton’s Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is a research-based terminal doctorate in business administration designed primarily for students seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty position at an accredited teaching college or university. Those seeking an analytical, research approach to business, as well as those interested in consulting, may also benefit from this degree. This 3-year, cohort-styled DBA is designed for students who prefer to continue working in their existing jobs while completing their degree. Application, resume, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, evidence of competency in statistics and quantitative reasoning is recommended, photo ID, and minimum requirement of degree-level achieved and work experience as stated on the website.https://www.creighton.edu/program/Doctorate-Business-Administration-DBA
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DEPAUL UNIVERSITY/KELLSTADT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESSUSAILLINOISCHICAGO2015N/A$129,000 Includes books, software, and computers, as well as breafast, lunch, and snacks during residencies. (Exclued travel, lodging, and additional meals). Only federal aid availableAACSB39, 2.5-day residencies offered throughout the year. Minimal online instructionCoursework & Dissertation7 research methodology courses
7 disciplinary courses
4 research labs
Required to complete and defend a dissertation and a group project/paperDoctor of Business AdministrationA fundamental component of the DBA experience is the personal working relationships it fosters with leading faculty scholars in the Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.Application, resume, official transcrpits, two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, interviewhttps://business.depaul.edu/academics/doctoral/dba/Pages/default.aspx
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DREXEL UNIVERSITY/LEBOW COLLEGE OF BUSINESSUSAPENNSYLVANIAPHILADELPHIA2017N/A$120,000 Includes books, software, hotel lodging, breakfast, lunch, and snacks during residencies (excludes travel). Scholarship monies and Federal Aid is available.AACSB2.512, 3-day residencies in the first 15 months, 1 or 2 campus visits for dissertations in the last six months, supplemented with online and team learning modules in between residenciesDissertation & Coursework4 methods courses
5 content courses
7 dissertation research and defense courses
Required to complete and defend doctoral dissertationDoctorate in Business AdministrationAverage age: 42; Cohort size: 17-20; Average years of experience: 19; % with graduate degree: 100%; % Non-white: 39%; % Female: 44%To equip students with scientific methods to address complex industry and organizational challenges through an integrative framework of empirical exploration and evidence-based decision making through multi-disciplinary perspectives with our leading researchers teaching and being dissertation chairs.Application, official transcripts, 2 essays, 2 letters of recommendations, and interview are required.http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/academics/doctorate/executive-dba
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ECOLE DES PONTS PARISTECH/ECOLE DES PONTS BUSINESS SCHOOLFRANCEPARIS2015N/A$47,700 Tuition covers all course materials, residential sessions, doctoral supervision and access to e-library. Accomodation, travel and food are at the student's expense. New scholarship for Women in Corporate Governance.AMBA34 residencies on year 1: 7 days, 4 days, 4 days, 7 days.
Optional weekends offered twice a year on subsequent years.
Coursework and dissertation split into 3 projects.4 research methodology modules
2 learning labs
Optional weekends (learning lab extensions)
73 ECTS credits in total
Required to complete and defend a doctoral thesis in 3 projectsExecutive Doctorate of Business AdministrationApproximately 25 students per cohort; Average age: 44; Average years experience: 20; % with graduate degree: 96%; % from non-host country: 88%; 17 different nationaltiesThe E-DBA program helps executives develop their thought leadership in their area of expertise while producing research material they can directly put to use in their professional practice.Master's degreee and a minimum of 10 years of work experience required.
Online application and interview.
Research proposal is NOT required at the stage of admissions.
https://pontsbschool.com/programs/e-dba/program-highlights/
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ESC RENNES SCHOOL OF BUSINESSFRANCERENNESAACSB41,3 day residency in year 1 2, 7 day residencies in year 2 and 3Dissertation and CourseworkRequired to complete and defend a dissertation within 4 years, maximum duration 6 years.Doctor of Business AdministrationThe faculty commands a plethora of speacializations, which cover all the business and management disciplines and research topics.online application.https://www.rennes-sb.com
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FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY/BISK COLLEGE OF BUSINESSUSAFLORIDA, ALABAMAMELBOURNE, HUNTSVILLE2014N/A$54,096 Cost above is tuition only. (Excludes books, travel, lodging, meals). Payment plans available; 1288 per credit hour SACS - CoC312, 2-day residencies per year, one weekend each month. Some online instruction between residencies.Dissertation, Coursework, Qualitative Research Study, Quantitiative Research Study6, 3-credit hours content courses 1, 3-credit hours business research methods & writing
2, 3-credit hours research methods courses
3 Special Topics non-credit hours seminars
Minimum of 15 credit hours of dissertation research

4, 2-day residencies (Friday & Saturday 8-5) each semester for 4 consecutive semesters 4, 1-day residencies (Saturday only 8-5) each semester for remaining 4 consecutive semesters
Required to complete a comprehensive examination and defend a dissertationDoctor of Business Administration15 students per cohort; all full-time employees in upper level management positionsAn unparalleled learning experience from professors working in the field and utilizing in their curriculum the best practices found in today's corporate environments.Application, resume, 3 letters of reference, 5 yrs. managerial experience, 10 yrs. overall work experience. CGPA of 3.20. http://www.fit.edu/programs/9062/dba-doctor-of-business-administration#.WQC-eVyvaPU
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FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY/CHAPMAN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESSUSAFLORIDAMIAMI$73,353 Tuition does not cover the costs associated with travel, meals, lodging, books and materials. Scholorships, assistantships, and fellowships are not available.AACSB, SACS34, 2 day residencies each semester.Dissertation & Coursework72 crediit hoursRequired to complete and defend doctoral dissertation in 3 years.Doctorate in Business Administration25 students per cohort; 15+ years of management experienceResearch-oriented program taught by leading academic researchers in a variety of disciplinesApplication, resume, 2 letters of reference, transcripts and statement of purpose.https://business.fiu.edu/graduate/doctor-of-business-administration/index.cfm
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FRANKLIN UNIVERSITYUSAOHIOCOLUMBUS2017N/A$43,384 Cost above reflects only tuition. (Books, meals, lodging, and travel excluded). No direct scholarship opportunities through departmentIACBE3All onlineDissertation and Classwork16 hours research core
20 hours major area
12 hours electives
10 hours dissertation
Required to complete and defend a dissertationDoctorate in Business AdministrationFranklin grants up to 24 hours of prior-learning credit for previous doctoral work, and approved certifications and licensures. The all-online DBA includes support from on-campus resourses.Application, transcripts, essay, resume, application fee $50http://www.franklin.edu/doctor-of-business-administration-degree-program
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GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY/ROBINSON COLLEGE OF BUSINESSUSAGEORGIAATLANTA200981%$107,500 Includes tuition, books, software, meals during Residences and membership to World Affairs Council and Center for Engaged Scholarship (CEBR). (Excludes flights and lodging.) Very little tuition support available from the schoolAACSB38, 3-all day Residencies per year usually the third week in August, Sept., Oct. Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar & April. Minimal on-line instructionDissertation & Coursework6, 3 hr. qualitative and quantitative research method courses
6, 3-hr. content courses on leadership, decision-making, globalization, data analytics, and evidence-based management
6, 3 hr. lab classes (dissertation and group project)
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years (5 years maximum) and a group project/paperExecutive Doctorate in BusinessApproximately 20 students per cohort; Average age: 43; Average years of experience: 22; % with Graduate degree: 99%; % not from host country: 4%; % Non-white: 50%; Female: 39%Interdisciplinary degree from a top-rated research institution with world-class faculty. Robinson College has over 70,000 alumni throughout the worldApplication, 3 essays, transcripts, resume, interview, proof of lawful presence, $100 feeEDB.GSU.EDU
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GRENOBLE ECOLE DE MANAGEMENTFRANCEISEREGRENOBLE 1993Not Available$69,000 Includes: tuition, books, software, some meals during residencies. Excludes: travels, accomodation. Scholarship: some excellence scholarship available upon request (subjects related to Technology Management or Impact for Society). Students in the program may benefit from conference grants (600 US$ per conference per year, based upon academic excellence)AACSB/AMBA/EQUIS44, 5 day workshops in year 1.Dissertation, Coursework, Two dissertation formats are possible: the traditional dissertation, or the paper-based dissertation (in order to develop academic writing skills, and build research pipeline for students willing to transition towards academia)Dissertation and workshops.
Year 1: one week workshop in Grenoble, 2 week-end workshops in Los Angeles or New York city (both sites are open)
Year 2: 3 week-end workshops in Los Angeles or New York City
Year 3: 1 week-end workshop with Stage 1 defense in Grenoble, France
Year 4: Viva voce in Grenoble, France (one day). Possibility to attend the Graduation Ceremony.
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 to 7 years maximum. We welcome two dissertation formats: traditional dissertation or paper-based. The paper-based is specifically designed for students willing to engage partially or fully in an academic career during/after their DBA. We help them develop their writing skills, understand the review process, and manage a pipeline of publications. Doctor of Business Administration10-16 participants per cohort; Internationally diverse; Average age: 41Our triple accredited school offers world-class research to executives, and helps them transition toward academia (pivoting) during or after the DBA.GEM DBA is a research-based degree: students focus on their research topic while maintaining a full time job. Our 387 DBA graduates have published more than 310 academic articles in peer-reviewed journals, and 900 other intellectual contributions. Online application, masters degree, interview, 2 references, transcripts, statement of purpose, resume, research proposal and minimum of 5 years of professional experience at managerial level https://en.grenoble-em.com/doctorate-business-administration-dba#programme
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HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY/SCHOOL OF BUSINESSCHINAHONG KONG$75,000 Each year scholorship of $ 750 will be awarded to students with cumulative GPA of 3.67 or above.AACSB3Dissertation and Coursework19 credits in research methods 5 credits professional development workshops 24 credit ThesisRequired to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years, maximum duration 6 years.Doctor of Business AdministrationThe highly selective intake and small size of the programme ensures that each canndidate receives individual support and mentoring. All aspects of the programme including design and delivery are committed to a high standard of quality.minimum 10 years of working experience, proficiency in english language and a panel interview, application fee $60.http://dba.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/main/Index
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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT FRANCE/USA/CHINA/INDIA/BRAZIL/SOUTHAFRICAPARIS/NEWYORK CITY/SHANGHAI/NEW DELHI/SAO PAULO/CAPE TOWN4Dissertation and CourseworkRequired to complete and defend a dissertation within 4 years, maximum duration 6 years.The programme is self paced, giving upto 6 years to complete the requirements. The programme can be attended in any of its locations world-wide online application, decent work experience and proficiency In english.https://www.ism.edu/DBA-Program/dba-program.html
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INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MONACOMONACOMONTE-CARLO$45,000 Number of scholorships are available with merit scholorships upto $6000 are awarded to the top performing students.36, one week residencies through out the programme.Dissertation and CourseworkRequired to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years, maximum duration 4 years.Doctor of Business AdministrationLatest digital communication technologies to facilitate collaboration and sharing of experience between academics and professionals. Each candidate has to attend residencies in all the three locations in Monaco, Paris and London.online application, statement of planned research, minimum of 5 years of managerial experience, 2 letters of recommendations, official transcripts,resume and proof of english prificiency.https://www.monaco.edu
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IPAG BUSINESS SCHOOL, DUC KHUONG NGUYEN RECHERCHEFRANCEPARIS2014$36,000 CGE, EESPIG, AACSB and EPAS eligibility.3Doctor in Business Administrationhttp://www.ipag.fr/programmes/international/dba/
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JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY/DAVIS COLLEGE OF BUSNIESSUSAFLORIDAJACKSONVILLEN/AN/A$93,000 Includes tuition and breakfast and lunch during residencies. (Excludes travel, lodging, software, and research costs). A limited number of research assistantships and scholarships are available.SACSCOC and AACSB310, 2-day residencies per year held monthly excluding July and August. Some online instruction and collaboration between residencies.Dissertation and Coursework6, 3 hr. research methods classes
8, 3 hr. business and leadership content courses
3, 1 hr. DBA colloquium courses
3, 6 hr. dissertation research courses
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years (7 year max.)Doctorate in Business AdministrationApproximately 17 students per cohortOffers more than 18 hours of graduate credits to qualify the graduates to teach if they so desire.​Application, $50 application fee, official transcripts, statement of purpose, resume, GRE or GMAT scores, 3 letters of recommendation, corporate letter of support, interviewhttps://www.ju.edu/dcob/doctorate/Pages/default.aspx
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LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY/LIVERPOOL BUSINESS SCHOOL ENGLANDLIVERPOOL2008$52,000 Accomodation and meals during residencies provided. Free access to e-library.47, 4 day residencies in totalDissertation and CourseworkRequired to complete and defend a dissertation within 4 years, maximum duration 7 years.Doctor of Business AdministrationThe programme has been running successfully for 10 years and has been constantly modified foloowing feedback and consultation with previous candidates to ensure it meets the requirements of the candidates.online application, 2 references, personal statement, minimum of 2 years of managerial experience, essays and transcripts.https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduates/doctorate-in-business-administration
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MAASTRICHT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT NETHERLANDSMAASTRICHT$46,000 Alumni of the school of management receives a 10% discount on the tuition fees. No scholorships are available.AACSB4Dissertation and CourseworkRequired to complete and defend a dissertation within 4 years, maximum duration 7 years.Doctor of Business AdministrationThe key component of this programms is the Research methods and skills course. This course can also be taken as a separate non-degree program over a 12 week period.online application, minimum of 5 years of working experience, official transcripts,resume, motivation letter, proof of english prificiency and application fee of $90.https://www.msm.nl/program/program/doctoral-programs/doctor-of-business-administration-dba/
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NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY/NOTTINGHAM BUSINESS SCHOOLENGLANDNOTTINGHAMNOTTINGHAM$57,000 Four bursaries available upto the valve of $14250 each year.AACSB46 residencies ranging from 3-5 days in four year period. Dissertation and CourseworkRequired to complete and defend a dissertation within 4 years, maximum duration 8 years.Doctor of Business AdministrationIts one of the oldest DBA in the UK which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018 with over 100 completions. The program has an innovative course structure aloowing students to have the option of submitting their work in the form of conventional documents or in the style of academic papers.online application, 5 years of work experience, students without a masters degree can also be considered if got substantial work experience.https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/courses/find-your-course/business/dba-doctor-of-business-administration-2018
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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITYUSAOKLAHOMATULSA2012N/A$120,000 Includes tuition, books, and meals. (Excludes travel and lodging). Minimal financial aid available.AACSB310 monthly, 3 day residencies during the first year and 9 during the second year. Online supplements between meetings.Dissertation and Coursework4 business content courses
4 research methods courses
4 research practicum courses
3 concentration courses
3 dissertation courses
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 yearsPh.D. in Business for ExecutivesThe PhD in Business for Executives at Oklahoma State University was the first PhD in Business in the United States in the executive format to earn an AACSB accreditation and is still one of the few. Our students are not only applying existing best practices. They are discovering the best practices of the future.Application, application fee, transcripts, cover letter, statement of purpose, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, research proposal.https://phdexec.okstate.edu/
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PACE UNIVERSITY/LUBIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESSUSANEW YORKNEW YORKN/AN/A$77,300 Includes tuition and fees. (Excludes books, meals, travel, and lodging). No doctoral scholarships.AACSB510, 1 day residencies per year on fridays from September through May. Some online interaction with cohort.Dissertation and Coursework4, 3 hr. foundation seminars
4, 3 hr. methodology seminars
2, 3 hr. publishing tutorials
5, 3 hr. concentration courses
4, 3 hr. dissertation courses
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 5 yearsDoctoral Program in BusinessBalancing breadth and depth; Integrating research and problem solving; Merging theory and practice; Blending classroom and online learningApplication, transcripts, 4 letters of recommendation, resume, GMAT, $75 application fee, interviewhttp://www.pace.edu/lubin/executive-doctorate-programs
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PARIS-DAUPHINE PSL UNIVERSITYFRANCEPARIS (DOWNTOWN)200765%$40,000 Includes 3 years part-time program, access to Paris campus facilities (2 libraries services, sports facilities at students rates, access to most University conferences), printed books, breakfasts/lunches/snacks during residencies, required access to softwares. Excludes accomodation & travelsEQUIS + FRENCH 'GRAND ETABLISSEMENT' status316 extended week-ends of residency: Friday afternoon + all day Saturday & Sunday) over 2 years; Total of 288 hours of seminars over the 3 years + personal one-to-ones with Thesis SupervisorCoursework, Dissertation, Qualitative research study, Quantitative research study, Integrative paper288 hours- 1/3 Methodology; 1/3 Theory; 1/3 Practice; 3 days Writing Seminar; Pre-defensesRequired to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years (1 more year possible upon Pre-defense + 5th exceptional year upon 2nd pre-defense)Executive Doctorate in Business Administration Maxmimum 20 participants per cohort; 2 cohorts held in parallel (English or French); Average age: 45; Years of experience: 10; % with Graduate degree: 100%; % not from host country: 40-50%International program delivered in 2 languages (choice) by renowned French University; cutting-edge scientifically based research; very rich exchanges between participants and Faculty members; Research environment; outstanding supervising by Professors working in the fields. 2 other Paris-Dauphine EDBA Programs in Beijing (with Tsinghua University) and Beyrouth (with Saint Joseph University)Application file & resume, a 10-page essay on project with a scientific flavour (guidance provided); 2 letters of recommendation; 10-year experience; interview session with a jury; 1st installment of tuition upon acceptation in the program.http://edba.dauphine.fr/en.html
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ROLLINS COLLEGE/CRUMMER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESSUSAFLORIDAWINTER PARKN/AN/A$104,966 Includes tuition only. (Excludes books, meals, travel, lodging and other fees). Financial aid avialable through financial aid office.AACSB/SACSCOC38, 2 day residencies per year monthly Sept. to April. Online instruction supplement between residencies.Dissertation and Coursework8, 2 hr. core contetnt courses
10, 2 hr. research methods courses
2, 6 hr. research practicum courses
3, (2, 6, and 6 hr.) dissertation courses
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 yearsExecutive Doctorate in Business AdministrationAverage age: 50; Average years of experience: 27; % Female: 33%The interdisciplinary nature of the program couples an advanced level general management focus with the opportunity for specialization through the dissertation process.Application, 2 letters of recommendation, resume, transcripts, 3 essays.http://www.rollins.edu/business/doctoral-program/
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SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY/WELCH COLLEGE OF BUSINESSUSACONNECTICUTFAIRFIELDN/AN/A$102,150 Includes tuition only. (Excludes books, meals, travel, and lodging). Only financial aid through university.AACSB315, 2 day residencies per year, 5 per trimester. Dissertation and Coursework6, 3 hr. finance classes
2, 3 hr. methods classes
2, 1.5 hr. intro and outro seminars
2, 3 hr. field seminars
3, (3, 3, and 6 hr.) dissertation courses
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 yearsDoctorate of Business Administration in FinanceA highly specialized degree where students acquire advanced knowledge in finance and gain research skills for conducting independent, complex financial projectsApplication, application fee, transcripts, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, resume, GRE or GMAThttps://www.sacredheart.edu/academics/johnfwelchcollegeofbusiness/graduateprogramscertificates/dbainfinance/
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ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE OF BUSINESSUSAIOWADAVENPORT199894% (of students reaching dissertation phase)$51,552 Includes tuition only. (Excludes books, meals, travel and lodging). Financial aid through university financial aid office.Higher Learning Commission/ACBSP3Classes follow the academic calendar and are offered Monday through Thursday evenings. Minimal online instruction.Dissertation and Coursework4 research methods courses
3 reading seminars
4 special topics courses
1 dissertation class
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years (up to 5 years)Doctor of Business AdministrationThe curriculum bridges academic and business worlds by addressing real challenges facing students and their companies.Application, statement of purpose, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, 1 self-authored paper from master's coursework, transcripts, interviewhttp://www.sau.edu/Academic_Programs/Doctor_of_Business_Administration.html
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ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY/GUS MACHADO SCHOOL OF BUSINESSUSAFLORIDAMIAMI2017N/A$49,248 No scholorships availableSACSCOC3Six 3-day residencies/year (Friday afternoon, Saturday, Sunday morning), Supplemented with online instruction between residencies.Dissertation and Coursework54 Total Credit Hours;
4 Foundation Courses,
4 Research method courses,
3 Research Seminar Courses,
2 Research Project courses,
2 Dissertation courses
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years (up to 7 years)Doctorate of Business Administration in Information Security 10 participants per cohort; % with Graduate degree: 100%; 37.5% Female; Minority and Hispanic-friendlyThe program is designed to develop scientist-practitioners who will be skilled in practiced-focused research in information security.The research approach focuses on topics at the intersection of theory and contemporary cyber security issues, and on addressing complex security problems.Application, Transcripts, Two letters of recommendation, Personal Goals Statement, Resume, Minimum seven years of managerial or consultative experience, and $40 application feehttps://www.stu.edu/business/programs/executive-doctor-of-business-administration.html
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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY/FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESSUSAPENNSYLVANIAPHILADELPHIAN/AN/A$124,200 Includes tuition, lodging, and most meals. (Excludes books, travek, and other fees). Online sessions between residencies.AACSB36, 3 day residencies per year. Supplemented with online instruction between meetings.Dissertation and Coursework6, 3 hr. business content classes
4, 3 hr. research methods classes
4, 3 hr. research projects courses
4, 3 hr. dissertation classes
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years (max of 5 years)Executive Doctorate in Business AdministrationThe Fox School of Business prepares executives to be leaders in the global marketplace. With over 59,000 alumni around the world, Fox connects you to a robust, global community of professionals.Application, resume, transcripts, 2 essays, 2 letters of recommendation, interview, $100 application feehttp://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dba/overview/
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THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY/SCHOOL OF CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIESUSAPENNSYLVANIAPHILADELPHIA2016N/A$73,000 Tuition includes all academic materials. Does not include travel, lodging. Loans, grants, scholarships, adjunct teaching and teaching assistant positions are available. MSCHE for the University4Thursday evenings-weekly Friday afternoons and saturdays- every two weeksCoursework, Dissertation, Qualitative Research Study, Quantitative Research Study, Integrative Paper, Consulting and Research ProjectsDegree requires 15 courses each valued at 3 credits for which 10 are core/required and 5 are electives. Of the 15 courses, 11 are conceptual and project-based courses, 2 are synthesis, integrative, pre-dissertation courses, and 2 are the dissertation courses (proposal then delivery). Following completion of the 2 synthesis/intergrative/pre-dissertation courses which includes a candidacy requirement, all students are required to propose, complete and defend a dissertation or capstone. This takes between 1 and 3 years.Doctor of Management (D.Mgt.) in Strategic LeadershipWe currently have 54 students; we admit approximately 20 people per year: 10 in spring and 10 in fall; all entering students must have at least one master degree in any domain (35% hold MBA and 65% hold other degrees); 10% have also earned a doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc.); average entering age is 45 years; 40% women and 60% men; 80% are domestic and 20% international; all are working professionals, most are mid-career and senior leaders with approximately 15-20 years experience; 80% study part-time (1-5 courses per year) and 20% (mostly international) are full-time (5 or more courses per year)We are a degree program and an educational consultancy which engages in strategic planning, new business model development, leadership research, process and program design, and other strategic leadership project challenges. All students receive executive leadership coaching, communication and presentation coaching, and research coaching from admission to graduation Application form, CV, 2 essays, 3 letters of recommendation, all transcripts (master degree required), interview, 40 USD application fee.http://eastfalls.jefferson.edu/strategicleadership/
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICSUAEABU DHABI$68,750 AACSB4Dissertation and Coursework48 hours of course work in first two years followed by a two year work on DBA thesis Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 4 years.Doctor of Business AdministrationThe first college of business in UAE to be accredited by AACSB. One of the Top rated programmes in the middle-east allowing students to attain increased understanding and conceptual thinking in business management at the highest level.Online application, essay of motivation, 3 recommendation letters, official transcripts, resume and application fee of $135https://cbe.uaeu.ac.ae/en/programs/graduate/program_21875.shtml
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UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY/HASKAYNE SCHOOL OF BUSINESSCANADAALBERTACALGARY$69,000 Tuition includes text books, meals and parking during residencies. Travel and accomodation not included.AACSB412, 2 day residencies per year, with online instructions between the residenciesDissertation and CourseworkThere are 9, 3-day residencies, with blended learning in between. 6 core courses and two electives in the first 18 months of the program, followed by 2 to 3 years of thesis work.Required to complete and defend a dissertation in 3 years, mamimum duration 6.Doctor of Business AdministrationThe program is designed to provide students with the research, analytical, and critical thinking skills to help them becoming recognized contributors to new business knowledge and its application to practice.At least 10 years of management experience, including seven years at the senior management or executive level; or At least five years’ experience as lecturer/instructor in a relevant field in a college or university program. A Master's degree, such as an MBA or a relevant business-focused Master's degree (with a prior four-year baccalaureate degree) from a recognized institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on a four-point scale. Exceptional candidates without a masters degree may also be considered with substantial work experience. Application with application fee of $110, official transcripts and interview.https://haskayne.ucalgary.ca/programs/dba
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UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS/GUPTA COLLEGE OF BUSINESSUSATEXASIRVINGN/AN/A$99,125 cost includes tuition only.AACSB312, 2 day residencies per year, scheduled monthly. Online instruction between meetings.Dissertation and Coursework37 credits of methods and content
6 hours of dissertation colloquia
18 hours of dissertation research and writing
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 yearsDoctorate in Business AdministrationStrong, principled leadership combined with guidance from dedicated and practiced faculty provide an experience unparalleled by any other DBA program. Application, $100 application fee, resume, personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts, interviewhttp://104.130.124.11/cob/academics/dba/index.php
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA/WARRINGTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESSUSAFLORIDAGAINESVILLE2014N/A$108,159 Includes tuition, fees, meals, course packets. Excludes textbooks, travel and lodging. Scholarships not available.AACSB3Non resident program with limited visits to campus.Dissertation and Coursework2, 3 hr. foundation courses
7, 3 hr. business content classes
5, 3 hr. research methods courses
18 hrs. of dissertation work
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 yearsDoctorate in Business AdministrationCohort size: 25; Average age: 45; Average years of management experience: 16The Hough School ranked 16th among U.S. public business schools in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2017” edition. Online application, statement of purpose, resume, two letters of recommendation, transcriptshttp://warrington.ufl.edu/graduate/academics/dba/
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UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER/MANCHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOLENGLANDMANCHESTER$77,600 Fees include study guides, text books and required reading material.52, 6 day residencies in year 1 and year 2 4 day annual DBA conference thorughout the programmeDissertation and CourseworkRequired to complete and defend a dissertation in 5 years.Doctor of Business AdministrationThe research spans across all areas of business and management-from banking and finance to healthcare, work and equality, and the future of work. Gives global perspective to candidates as our research community represents over 35 nationalities.Minimum 6 years' managerial experience, proficiency in English language, resume and a research proposal.https://www.mbs.ac.uk/study/dba/
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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE/ GRADUATE SCHOOLUSAMARYLANDADELPHI200075%$52, 176Tuition, materials, breakfast and lunch during residencies. (Travel to and lodging during residency are not included.)No stand-alone Business School. Graduate School accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.3+One mandatory weekend residency per term/three residencies per year. Online instruction for the remainder of each term.Coursework and dissertation.36 credit hours of coursework, including quantitative and qualitative research courses, plus 12 credit hours of dissertation work for a total of 48 credit hours. (This does not include the 3 credit prerequisite course; see below in “application requirements.”)Dissertation required.Doctorate in Business AdministrationApproximately 15 students per cohort; Average age: 45; Non-host country participants: 2%; Non-white: 54%; Female: 49%The DM degree emphasizes real-world application of strategic thinking, leadership, research and innovation in the global business environment. Online application, $100 fee, graduate transcripts, current resume, personal statement and essay, 2 letters of recommendation, and successful completion of 11 week, online 3-credit prerequisite course DMG 600.http://www.umuc.edu/academic-programs/doctoral-degrees/doctor-of-management-dm.cfm
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS/COLLEGE OF BUSINESSUSAMISSOURIST. LOUIS2017N/A$96,000 Includes tuition, books, course materials, laptop computer, all required software, $5,000 research and conference travel allowance, access to the UMSL online library and research databases, meals during residencies, parking. (Excludes travel and lodging). Financial aid available through Financial Aid Office and GI Bill benefits are available through the Veterans Center. AACSB310, 2-all day residencies in year 1. 9, 2-all day residencies in years 2 and 3, excluding March, July, and December. Monthly meetings are on Fridays and Saturdays. Supplemented with online collaboration between face-to-face sessions.Dissertation and Coursework60 credit hours 5 hours: Two foundational doctoral courses 14 hours: Five qualitative and quantitative research method courses
18 hours: Nine content courses on leadership, talent management, blockchain and emerging technologies, data analytics, marketing, and financial strategies in capital markets and firms.
23 hours: Dissertation research, writing, proposal, and defense
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years. May extend time as needed within university statute. Doctor of Business AdministrationApproximately 15 students per cohort; Average age: 45; Average years experience: 21; % with Graduate degree: 98%; % from non-host country: 0%; Non-white (including unreported): 35%; Female: 30%UMSL is the only public university in the region to carry dual AACSB accreditations for business and accounting, placing UMSL's College of Business Administration in the top two percent of AACSB accredited business schools in the world. The DBA program is taught by expert faculty highly qualified in applying advanced research methods to inform business problems. The cohort format with experienced executive classmates enhances the overall learning experience.On-line aplication, resume, transcripts, statement of research interest, statement of commitment, minimum 10 years of work experience, interview. http://dba.umsl.edu/
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE/BELK COLLEGE OF BUSINESSUSANORTH CAROLINACHARLOTTE2017N/A$85,494 Includes tuition, books, class materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks during residencies. (Excludes travel and lodging). No scholarships, but loans are available.AACSB310, 3 day residencies per year, held monthly with June and December off. Some online learning between residencies.Dissertation and Coursework5, 3 hr. business content and seminar courses
7, 3 hr. research methods courses
2, 9 hr. dissertation courses
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years (8 year maximum)Executive Doctorate in Business AdministrationWith more than 87 full-time faculty and more than 27,000 alumni, the Belk College of Business is a vital intellectual resource to the business community. Our deep-rooted partnerships with business leaders in the Charlotte area creates a dialogue that shapes our industry-relevant curriculum, and informs the Charlotte business community with valuable research knowledge.Application, $75 application fee, 2 essays, 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, resumehttp://dba.uncc.edu/
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UNIVERSITY OF READING/HENLEY BUSINESS SCHOOLUKOXFORDSHIREHENLEY-ON-THAMES199165%$90,000 Accommodation, travel and additional materials. No bursaries available.AMBA/AACSB/EQUIS54, 1 week compulsary workshops in totalCoursework, Dissertation, Qualitative research study, Quantitative research study, Integrative paper, Thesis critique, Personal development, Research development4 x 1 week workshops, MSc in Business and Management Research is precursor to DBA. 7 Assessments during MSc and dissertation during DBA. Personal Development throughout. 90,000 words maximum for thesis. Viva voce defence. Required within 4 years of DBA enrollmentDoctor of Business Administration15-25 students per cohort; % with master's degree: 95%; % from non-host country: 70%; Average age: 43The programme is long established. The MSc in Business and Management Research gives very robust research grounding. Personal Development is a key defining aspect. Very high standards of submission. Application form, CV, transcripts, Research Outline, 2 references. https://www.henley.ac.uk/postgraduate-research/course/doctor-of-business-administration
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA/MUMA COLLEGE OF BUSINESSUSAFLORIDATAMPA2014N/A$92,500 Includes tuition, texts and supplies, course materials, software requirements, access to a large number of periodicals via the USF online library, continental breakfasts, lunches, special events and receptions, student IDs and parking passes, and an allowance of $6,000 for approved travel and research expenses incurred by students over the course of the program. (Excludes travel and lodging). No financial aid through school.AACSB310, 2-all day Residencies per year one Friday & Saturday in Feb-June and Aug-Dec. Face-to-face classes are heavily supplemented by online activities between face-to-face sessionsDissertation & Coursework5, 3 hr. core research courses
4, 3 hr. USF Strategic Focus courses
3, 3 hr. publication courses
5, 4 hr. dissertation research, preparation, and writing courses
2, 3 hr. special topics courses selected by faculty
5, 2 hr. current issues courses
3 external activities (conferences, workshops, etc.)
All program requirements will normally be completed in three years. Maximum of 5 yearsDoctor of Business AdministrationApproximately 30 students per cohort; 26% FemalePartner with expert faculty and highly qualified executive classmates, apply advanced research methods to business problems, and become qualified to teach at the graduate level at an accredited institution of higher education.Application, $30 application fee, transcripts, resume, statement of purpose, interviewhttp://www.usf.edu/business/graduate/dba/
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER/COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICSUSAWISCONSINWHITEWATERN/AN/A$84,000 Includes tuition only. (Excludes books, meals, travel, and lodging). No scholarships or assistantships.AACSB312, 3 day residencies per year held monthly. Online learning platform utilized between face-to-face meetings.Dissertation and Coursework24 cresits in business content courses
15 credits in research methods
6 credits direscted study
15 credits dissertation
Required to complete and defend a dissertaion within 3 yearsDoctor of Business AdministrationAll faculty members who will teach courses in the program have Ph.D. degrees and have published current, high-quality research.Application, resume, transcripts, statement of purpose, cover letter, 2 letters of recommendation, research interest workshop, interviewhttp://www.uww.edu/cobe/dba
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VIRGINIA TECH/PAMLIN COLLEGE OF BUSNIESSUSAVIRGINIABLACKSBURG2016NOT AVAILABLE$120,000 Tuition is for 2017 cohort. Includes Tuition, meals during residencies.
Excludes travel, lodging, academic material.
Limited number of Dean’s Merit Scholars.
Limited compensated TA assignments
One course teaching requirement (compensated).
AACSB3+20 residencies per year (approximately one every other week year-round - Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms). Coursework and research (see below)5x3- credit research methodology courses – choice of behavioral or quantitative track
4x3-credit disciplinary (interdisciplinary) content seminars
1x2 credits Ethics pro-seminar
1x1 credit business pedagogy pro-seminar
30 research credits
(1st yr summer research paper (3 credits)
(2nd yr. dissert. proposal (7 credits)
(3rd yr. dissertation (20 credits)
Classes taken synchronously with full-time Ph.D. program students.
Target completion of dissertation research in 3 years. May extend time as needed within university statute. Executive Ph.D. in BusinessApproximately 12 students per cohort; Average age: 43; Average years of experience: 20; % with graduate degree: 100%; % from non-host country: 0%; % non-white (including unreported): 42%Ph.D. in Business from a Research No 1 university with highly ranked graduate and undergraduate business programs and internationally known research faculty. On-line application, resume, statement of purpose, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 3 letters of reference, interviews and application fee.http://www.pamplin.vt.edu/academic/phd-programs/executive-phd/
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VLERICK BUSINESS SCHOOL/PARTNERSHIP WITH GHENT UNIVERSITY AND KU LEUVENBELGIUMGHENT, BRUSSELS, LEUVEN2018N/A$69,700 All course material and access to online platform. Catering during residencies. Personal voucher for research-related expenses. Cost excludes travel and accommodation expenses. Subsidies available for local residents. AMBA/AACSB/EQUIS4Dissertation and Coursework5x4 credits research methodology courses
6x4 credits doctoral assignments
2x3 credits conferences
10 credits electives
Doctoral seminars
Various research and transferrable skills seminars
Various DBA Talks, conferences, research days and business specific seminars
Help I am stuck coaching sessions
Required to complete and defend a dissertation in 4 years.Joint PhD in Business Administration from Ghent University and KU Leuven Certificate in Management Research from Vlerick Business SchoolIt’s a unique joint doctoral programme offered by three different universities.10 years of minimum work experience, proficiency in English language, motivation essays, initial research idea, GMAT/GRE (exemptions possible), resume, transcripts and application fee of $58. Online application and interviews. https://www.vlerick.com/dba
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