As competent leaders in the business world, graduates of the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program will position themselves to advance in their career while influencing innovative change and driving solutions to complex problems.
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is now the industry standard and Edgewood College is proud to offer students an excellent MBA program that is highly applicable to your real-world, professional environment. With many job applicants having their master’s degree, this shift becoming an industry standard, now is the best time to advance your education to the highest level. Esteemed and respected, a DBA will help you stand out in a highly competitive market and is the difference between being a strong organizational leader orOR a distinguished expert leading systematic and functional change. This terminal degree path focuses significant concentration on research in the classroom and how that translates into real-life experiences in the corporate business world.
Also referred to as terminal degrees, both are revered as the highest post-graduate degrees available. How do you know what elite degree path is best for you and your professional career goals? Unlike a PhD program which is geared toward academia and theoretical research, a DBA focuses on applied research. Doctoral students will enhance their critical reasoning skills for practical use in developing pragmatic solutions to problems in the business world.
The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program at Edgewood College prepares ethical leaders to holistically address the numerous and complex problems facing the business world. Our 100% fully online program provides DBA students with a deeper understanding of management theory, scholarship, and positions graduates to become innovative problem solvers.
For students to achieve the highest level of education, Edgewood College is bringing our highest degree of teaching. Advancing student comprehension in management of organizations and improving their analytical and critical reasonings skills is the foundation of our curriculum.
Students will learn how to demonstrate scholar-practitioner knowledge and expertise in general management to discover evidence-based solutions for current or forward-looking business problems. This discovery will include:
To view a course schedule, expand Degree Requirements at the bottom of page.
• Credits = 45 • Competitively priced at $22,500 • 6 starts each year • 100% Online - Asynchronous • 7-Week Courses • No GMAT Exam
To receive a Doctorate in Business Administration degree, students must:
COMMONCOURSE REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)
Analyzing Behavior in Organizations
Corporate Social Responsibility
Executive Supply Chain Strategy & Negotiations
Financial Decision-Making & Value Creation
RESEARCHCOURSE REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)
Introduction to Academic Research & Doctoral Studies in Business
Quantitative Analysis I: Quantitative Research & Analysis
Quantitative Analysis II: Applied Regression Analysis
APPLIED DOCTORAL RESEARCH COURSE REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)
Applied Doctoral Research Proposal I
Applied Doctoral Research Proposal II
Findings and Conclusions
Applied Doctoral Research Defense & Completion
Concentration Areas (Select One)
LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE CONCENTRATION (9 credits)
Effective Organizational Leadership
FINANCIAL CONCENTRATION (9 credits)
Managerial Accounting & Controllership
REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)
Social Transformation and NPO/NGO Management
Strategic Management of Human Resources
Persuasion and Negotiation Strategies
Data Mining for Business
Teaching Business in Higher Education
Seminar in Contemporary Business Issues
Contemporary Global Issues, Trade, & Investment
Attending doctoral school is one of the best investments you will make in yourself and your future. While the benefits related to personal development growth are priceless, you can expect your DBA degree to expand your career options and enhance your earning power in the business world.
Tuition for the Doctoral in Business degree is $22,500 ($500 an hour at 45 hours).
Financial aid is available to those who qualify and who are U.S. citizens. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.
We encourage students to submit their application and admissions materials by the priority deadlines. However, we will continue to accept applications on a continuous basis until the start of the session. Applications considered complete after the priority deadline can be considered for admission for the next session.
New students may start their program at six entry points throughout the year. Please note our priority deadlines:
To be considered for admission, applicants must provide the following:
International students are eligible to apply for the program. To learn more about international student requirements, please click here.
Up to 9 credit hours of doctoral level coursework may be submitted for consideration of transfer for application to this degree program. Approval of the DBA program director is required. To be considered, a course must have been taken within the past five years. For more information about transfer credits, please contact your admissions counselor.
Applicants for any of the student classifications except non-degree must meet all requirements for admission to the graduate programs.
Victoria M. Palmisano, MA, MBA, MLS, PhD, Associate Dean & Assistant Professor
BA, Tulane University
MA, University of New Orleans
MBA, Louisiana State University – Shreveport
Masters of Legal Studies, The University of Arizona
PhD, University of New Orleans
Ken Kavajecz, MS, PhD, Professor of Finance
BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison
MS, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
PhD, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is accredited through HLC and is currently in candidacy with ACBSP for accreditation. The DBA Program will receive full accreditation once it has met all ACBSP requirements.