DBA Programs

Earn Your Doctorate Degree From University of the Southwest

DBA

The DBA is a three-year, part-time, professional program emphasizing the practical application of research to current business challenges, students are expected to complete the program concurrently while maintaining their roles as enterprise leaders and executives. This provides students the opportunity to tailor their program research to appropriately address immediate organizational needs. The program will prepare students for; an expanded role in their organization, a transition to a different firm or industry, a career as a private consultant, or university-level instruction.

Program Advantages

  • All coursework is delivered 100% online.
  • All textbooks and course materials are included with the cost of tuition – students NEVER pay for a textbook!
  • Free laptop is included with the first course.
  • No residencies required. Students have the option to participate on-campus or “virtually” via video teleconference residency or a 8 week seminar course. That’s right – the entire program can be completed 100% online. Our goal is to make doctoral-level credentials accessible to working executives on their terms.
  • Includes a turnkey program price with tuition at $799/cr. and no hidden fees.
  • Includes access to an industry-leading software platform designed to guide students through the dissertation process.
  • Possible transfer credits (up to 12 credits) from a business-related Master’s degree earned at a regionally accredited school. (e.g. MBA)

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Applying to the DBA program

Admission Criteria


Required:

  1. A conferred master’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, or higher, on a four-point scale in all graduate coursework
  3. Three years, or more, of industry experience in the selected field of study
  4. Official masters transcript(s)
  5. Program admission application
  6. Program admission essay*
  7. Current resume/cv
  8. Two letters of reference

Preferred:

  1. A conferred MBA or master’s degree in the field of business from a regionally accredited university
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.5, or higher, on a four-point scale in all graduate coursework
  3. Five years, or more, of executive-level (Director, VP, C-Suite, etc.) experience in selected field of study
  4. Official masters transcript(s)
  5. Program admission application
  6. Program admission essay*
  7. Current resume/cv
  8. Two letters of reference


*Program admission essay is an opportunity to demonstrate to the committee why you wish to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of the Southwest and showcase graduate-level writing abilities for their consideration. The essay should be 1,000-1,500 words explaining what you hope to achieve by pursuing a doctoral degree, the personal strengths that will help you succeed in a doctoral program, and describe how obtaining a DBA will help you institute a positive social change within your chosen field or industry.

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