Doctor of Business Administration

A Quality Research Doctorate

Preparing highly experienced professionals for academic positions at AACSB accredited business schools or advanced research careers in consulting, government or industry.

An Innovative, Accredited Program

The KSU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at Coles College of Business is an innovative doctoral program designed to prepare highly experienced professionals for teaching and research positions at AACSB accredited business schools or for advanced research positions in consulting, government or industry. The KSU DBA program is an innovative program combining the rigor of a traditional doctoral program with intense classroom study allowing full immersion into state of the art academic research content and methods, along with a European style mentorship model supporting the student in conducting independent, original research.

If you are interested in developing scholarly research skills, broadening your analytical skills, and applying your years of experience to a transformed career in teaching and research, then the KSU DBA program may be your best preparation. To guide you as you make your decisions, we offer these steps

Discover more about the KSU DBA program’s mission, or assess the statistical profile of the KSU DBA program. Take some time to review our student profiles to gain a better understanding of the variety of students who have chosen a KSU DBA.


Contact the DBA Program

Email: ksudba@kennesaw.edu
Phone: 470-578-4798

Attend an Information Session

Learn more about the KSU DBA program at an upcoming session.

Congratulations Graduates

78 graduates as of July 28, 2017. View DBA dissertations.

AACSB International 'Innovations That Inspire' Award Recipient

The KSU DBA Program is a proud recipient of the prestigious Innovations That Inspire Award, recognizing ingenuity and innovation in higher education.

For further details, visit www.aacsb.edu/.


DBA Graduate Academic Placements:

Asbury University, Auburn University, State of Georgia, Brenau University, Clemson University, Colorado State University, Columbus State University, Dalton State University, East Tennessee State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Farleigh Dickinson University, Fayetteville State University, Florida State University, Kennesaw State University, Lehigh University, Lynn University, Marshall University, Middle Georgia State College, Middle Tennessee State University, Midwestern State University, North Georgia College and State University, Savannah State University, Slippery Rock University, Stetson University, Tennessee Technological University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Trine University, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, University of North Georgia, University of Scranton, University of South Alabama, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Tennessee, University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, University of Toledo

Journal Publications in the Following:

Academic Exchange Quarterly, Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal,  Academy of Business Disciplines Journal, Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, Academy of Marketing Studies Journal, Accounting Horizons, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Business Case Journal, Business Renaissance Quarterly, Current Issues in Auditing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, European Business Review, European Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Industrial Management and Data Systems, Industrial Marketing Management, Internal Auditing, International Journal of Auditing, International Journal of Business and Social Science, International Journal of Case Studies, International Journal of Education Research, International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, International Journal of Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting Education, Journal of Applied Business Research, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Case Studies in Education, Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment, Journal of College Teaching and Learning, Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Journal of Critical Incidents, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, Journal of Healthcare Finance, Journal of Information Systems Education, Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, Journal of Internet Commerce, Journal of Management History, Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Journal of Management Policy & Practice, Journal of Marketing Education, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Journal of Public Affairs, Journal of Website Promotion, Management Decision, Management International Review, Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, Research in Higher Education Journal, Strategic Finance, The CPA Journal, The International Research Journal of Applied Finance, The RMA Journal