Online Doctor of Business Administration

48
Credit Hours
2
Avg. Completion
Years

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 6 credits

Accreditation

WSCUC

Doctor of Business Administration Curriculum (DBA)

The DBA program is a professional Doctorate program that introduces scholarly and professional activities designed to advance the student substantially beyond the master’s degree program and serves as one of the highest-level programs in the School of Business and Management. The curriculum is comprised of 48 credits (16 courses). The completed doctoral research project serves as evidence of program mastery and achievement of the Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs).

Core Requirements (36 Semester Credits)

Course Description

The course empowers students with a thorough orientation to the Doctor of Business Administration Program, the scholar-practitioner model, and purposeful research for business. Through a series of applied research articles, trade publications and external literature students will establish a foundation about the process the Scholar-Practitioner framework uses to translate theory and principles to business practical solutions.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides students an in-depth study and analysis of organizational theory from a business perspective. The course will explore human behaviors in businesses, which include attitudes, and business functions that lend to enhanced performance and profitability in business.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course addresses principles of business operations and management across cultures to assimilate for effective functional operational processes and principles that support organization, operations, systems, and employee management. Students will apply theory to practice for business operations relevant to various cultural backgrounds in a variety of business organizations.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course addresses the best practices of governance and accountability in the business environment. Special topics include underlying theories relative to ethics role in best businesses practices of governance and accountability, importance of accountability and transparency in business leadership, and the importance of governance on business performance.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the importance of ethics and social responsibility in business and explores practical solutions to ethical challenges in contemporary business. Special emphasis includes the identification of ethical business challenges and the associated practical approaches to determine solutions.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of current business based financial management theories and models applicable to improve decision making that influence both business performance and opportunity. Students use the contemporary finance management tools to apply the principles in a variety of business settings.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students apply a practitioner perspective in contemporary marketing for decision-making to increase the performance of in organizations. Special topics include pricing, product development, channel of distributions, marketing research, global marketing practices and e-marketing methodologies to provide a competitive advantage in applicable industries, sectors and global markets.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students explore applied research utilizing the business research process. This course is one of a few quantitative reasoning courses that prepare the student for advanced coursework in quantitative research methods.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students apply theories associated with turnaround and organizational renewal strategies in business. Special emphasis is on various turnaround and renewal models and the implementation of the models in the application of evidenced-based solutions in the business environment.

Credits

3

Course Description

The fundamental concepts of quantitative research methods will include descriptive statistics and fundamental concepts that serve as the basis for more advanced coursework and data analysis specifically tailored to business.

Credits

3

Course Description

Advancing the knowledge and skills in quantitative research places emphasis on research design and framework, applicable statistics for data analysis, interpretation of findings; and the presentation of results with the scope of improving business decisions.

Credits

3

Course Description

Survey Design exposes scholar-practitioners to a variety of areas that are key to understanding and mastering methodology through surveys applicable to the business environment. Special emphasis in this course is identification of applicable surveys for a selected area of research, survey question formulation, and applicable survey design.

Credits

3

Doctoral Research Proposal Development Courses (3 Semester Credits)

Course Description

In this course, students select a faculty Chair and committee to prepare for the proposal phase of a selected research project. In this phase, students identify a research topic, develop an applicable conceptual framework, prepare a fundamental literature review, and propose a research methodology that will be orally defended no later than one week prior to the end of the session. In addition, students are introduced and use of the Doctoral Management System (DMS), which will be the primary learning platform throughout the entire Research Project process.

Credits

3

The Doctoral Research Project Courses (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

In this course, students continue to work with the Chair and Committee on their selected research project. In this phase of the project, students submit and receive approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) regarding the proposed research methodology to collect data, conduct interviews, etc. as applicable. Students conduct an enhanced literature review for their project to further strengthen their conceptual framework identified in the proposal phase.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students continue to work with the Chair and Committee on their selected research project. In this phase of the project, students analyze data collected, write the results and begin to shape the research project such as adding the introduction, executive summary, discussions, etc.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students complete work on their Research Project and Research Project Defense. In this course, students finalize the research project working with the Chair and Committee. In this final phase, students will integrate and synthesize all components of the project and submit to the chair no later than the 4th week of the session in preparation of the final research project oral defense.

Credits

3

WSCUC Accreditation

Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit www.wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.