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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.
The College of Business Administration at the University of the Southwest is an Educational Member of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education.
University of the Southwest admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the institution. USW does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, physical handicap, or sex in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics and other university-administered programs.