The Doctor of Business Administration in Strategy and Innovation is a professional degree designed for business executives in the pursuit of practitioner-scholarship in the fields of business administration, strategic management, and innovation. With a primary focus on corporate strategy and future planning, the program highlights the practical application of research to private industry challenges in an effort to improve organizational performance and make a positive social impact. Students benefit from a curriculum focused on real-world knowledge creation, executive-level problem-solving, thought-leadership in management practice, and an intensive emphasis upon applied research. The program prepares candidates for executive and/or administrative roles in government, corporate, nonprofit, educational, or community organizations.
*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.