The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at UMT is a practice-oriented, professional doctoral program intended for scholars, executives, and senior managers who want to expand their knowledge, skills, and abilities to the fullest extent possible. A combination of analytical, practical, and research-based approaches is used to equip graduates with an understanding of management thought and practices, as well as a theoretical, philosophical, and real-world understanding of business administration principles and practices.
Course content reflects current business practices in best-of-class organizations. Courses balance nurturing an appreciation of the role of theory in effective management with practical, how-to insights.
While the emphasis of the program is directed toward managing in a technology-driven world, management basics that apply to all business organizations are covered.
The program addresses the ethical and legal foundation for the student’s behavior in commercial, nonprofit, and government settings. It imbues the student with in-depth knowledge of managing organizations, programs, and projects. It describes how effective managers lead, how they make decisions, how they motivate.
Consistent with accreditation guidelines, the curriculum includes courses on ethical and global issues, the influence of political, social, legal and regulatory, environmental and technological issues, and the impact of demographic diversity on organizations. In addition, the curriculum includes foundation knowledge for business in behavioral science, economics, and mathematics and statistics, as well as emphasizing written and oral communication.
The DBA program requires the student to complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours at the doctoral level. Transfer credits are not granted toward the fulfillment of DBA requirements. Applicants to the DBA program must have earned a Master's Degree at an appropriately accredited institution of higher learning or a minimum of 30 relevant graduate-level credits prior to formal admission to the program.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to: