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

61 graduates as of December 15, 2015. 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 http://www.aacsb.edu/Innovations-That-Inspire.


DBA Graduate Academic Placements:

Asbury University, Auburn University, State of Georgia, Brenau University, Clemson University, Columbus State University, Eli Lilly and Company, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical 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, Tennessee Technological University, Texas A&M University, 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 Business Disciplines Journal, Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, Academy of Marketing Studies Journal, Business Case Journal, Business Renaissance Quarterly, Current Issues in Auditing, Industrial Marketing Management, Internal Auditing, International Journal of Auditing, International Journal of Case Studies, International Journal of Education Research, International Journal of Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Applied Business Research, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Case Studies in Education, Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment, Journal of College Teaching and Learning, Journal of Critical Incidents, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, 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 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