The KSU DBA is an academically rigorous experience that combines applied business
concepts and a theoretical foundation. The degree can be pursued without leaving your
current professional position. The program builds upon the candidate’s educational
foundation and his or her extensive business experience, and is designed for the typical
student to complete in 3 years. The DBA improves analytical and collaborative skills, helps you to better understand
the role of theory in enhancing decision making effectiveness, and provides an intellectual
framework that supports individual capabilities beyond that typically attainable with
a master’s degree and work experience.
An Academically Rigorous Experience
In the KSU DBA program at Coles College of Business, students are trained to think like scholars and are taught cross-disciplinary theory and research. Building on this breadth of knowledge, students explore more deeply their individual disciplines and are exposed to statistical tools and techniques that will be vital as they proceed to the dissertation stage. View the DBA Curriculum and Residency Structure in a year-by-year format.
Breadth - Train to think like a scholar, Learn cross-disciplinary business theories, Receive solid foundation in research design & empirical methods
Depth – Learn advanced statistical tools, Develop original research proposals, Gain substantive knowledge in your discipline
Dissertation – Propose, Research & Defend Your Dissertation
78 graduates as of July 28, 2017. View DBA dissertations.
We strongly encourage you to attend an information session before applying to the KSU DBA program. Material provided during these sessions as well as the ability to meet and interact with program faculty and leadership will enable you to make a more informed decision. Click here for information on upcoming sessions.