Doctor of Business Administration

Be the Doctor in the Boardroom

The Zicklin Doctor of Business Administration program is designed for senior executives with 7 or more years of executive experience who seek empirical knowledge and research experience at the doctoral level. Graduates will gain skills needed to thrive in the C-suite, broaden their opportunities as consultants, and enter the college classroom as a professor.

Our doctoral faculty have developed a unique multidisciplinary curriculum that employs a wide range of traditional and cutting-edge research methodologies to address the key business issues of the day.

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Program Highlights

Benefits of the Doctor of Business Administration Program

Continuing your executive professional development with a doctoral program leading to the DBA degree enables you to:

The Doctor of Business Administration Program Curriculum and Structure 

The Doctor of Business Administration program expands your analytical skill set, allowing you to bring new solutions and perspectives to your organization’s business challenges. Students address current theoretical and empirical research, giving you a broader perspective of business. 

You are encouraged to start thinking about and identifying your research interests early in the program. Typically you will refine and reshape your ideas for the dissertation significantly throughout the two years of courses.

This exposure to research methodology and theory will equip you to undertake applied research, while also gaining the skills to guide doctoral and research professionals employed at your organization.

Ana Valenzuela

Ana Valenzuela, PhD
Academic Director and Professor
Allen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business
Zicklin School of Business

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Doctor of Business Administration Virtual Information Session | May 14, 2024 at 11:00am ET


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