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Online Doctorate of Business Administration

The TUW DBA degree developing adaptable leaders for ever-changing global work environments.

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 survey design from associated literature for a selected area of research, and identification of applicable survey questions. In addition, students begin to search and select a faculty Chair and Committee in preparation to transition to DBA 712, and are introduced to the primary learning platform system that will be utilized throughout the entire Research Project process.

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

Tuition Information

TUW’s tuition for the Doctorate of Management is $700 per semester credit unit.

Your employer may offer a tuition assistance program so speak with your human resource representative to find out if financial support is available to you. A TUW Tuition Assistance Counselor is available to you in order to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.

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Program Requirements

The program includes several steps. The first steps are courses in theory, research and putting theory to practice. Upon completion of the required courses, the student begins the phase of pre-Dissertation (Proposal) and Dissertation. Each student will work with a faculty dissertation chair  and committee in completion of the proposal and dissertation phase. To personalize their academic journey for greater outcomes, students will chose a topic to help them focus their research activities and allow for skill development that helps conduct applied research resulting in real-world solutions.

For additional information , please visit the TUW Catalog.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking to enroll in Touro University Worldwide’s Doctor of Management program must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  1. Have earned a Master’s degree from an accredited institution. If the degree was awarded oversees, it must be from an institution that is approved by the Ministry of Education.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.4 in the accredited Master’s Program

Students, who meet the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled at TUW:

  1. Submit an application to the University.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. (See Foreign Credit for additional information.)
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation: one from someone familiar with the prospective student’s academic work; and a professional reference from someone who has supervised the prospective student in a work environment (preferably the current supervisor, excluding family members ).
  4. Submit a Doctoral Entrance Essay:
    The entrance essay is an essential part of the Doctoral Program and serves as the initial component of the student’s research portfolio.
    The entrance essay takes the form of a narrative presenting candidates’ biography, career plan, and goals in pursuing the doctorate at Touro University Worldwide.

The Doctoral Admissions Committee will evaluate the essay. Committee members seek evidence regarding critical qualities and abilities including:

  • Motivation, maturity of judgment, and creativity;
  • Evidence of a sound personal agenda that includes achievable personal and professional objectives;
  • Awareness of intellectual strengths as well as skills needing development;
  • Awareness of program requirements
  • Proficiency with standard written English including the ability to express concepts and communicate meaning in concise writing

The Doctoral Entrance Essay components should include the following:

  1. Biographical Component
    Earlier learning experiences, both formal and informal, should be described. Characterize in terms of the nature and general outcome prior study, related work experience, and participation in scholarly research (if any).
  2. Career Plan Component
    Explain how a doctoral-level education fits with stated career plan and goals. How will doctoral study, in conjunction with background and interests, further those goals?
  3. Goals in Pursuing the Doctorate
    Briefly discuss why the reasons for enrolling in doctoral study at Touro University Worldwide, including but not limited to:

    1. The reasons for selecting the TUW program rather than another doctoral program;
    2. The particular goals anticipated to be attained through completion of the doctoral curriculum;

Proposed topics being considered for the dissertation.