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The Doctor of Business Administration Degree (DBA) is an online doctoral degree program with Areas of Study in Organizational Leadership, Human Resource Management and General Management. Designed to enable business students and professionals to advance their careers as executive leaders, educators and consultants.
Students are eligible for degree program admission and course enrollment using the following admissions criteria:
Dr. Robert W. Bigelow
Dr. Robert W. Bigelow is an attorney and educator with significant experience in both law and academia. His background includes the fields of employment law, labor law and criminal law. Bigelow's 26 years of legal practice also includes being founder and managing partner of a N.Y./N.J. law firm and serving as the senior supervising attorney for the Legal Aid Society-Criminal Defense Division in New York City. Academic interests include online education, employment law, labor relations, human resource management, business law, criminal law and baseball history. He also has significant experience as a television legal analyst most notably as a regular guest commentator at Court TV/TruTV for five years. Bigelow says his approach to teaching and curriculum development is student-focused and facilitates a real-world understanding of theory and principles.
Dr. Eric T. Brey
Dr. Eric T. Brey focuses his work on the implementation of customer-centric strategy and service design influences on organizational success. He has been recognized for innovation as an AT&T Technology Fellow and an extraordinary marketing mind by Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), while being quoted in various international media outlets on his research and work on customer needs. He has received numerous scientific awards for his research and has been published in various top-tier journals for the same work. Brey currently serves as an advisor to the Chief Marketing Officer Council. As a teacher-scholar passionate about engaging with industry, he has had the privilege of working with Fortune 500 companies, globally-based companies, international associations and numerous governments through the world.
Dr. Cliff Butler
Dr. Cliff Butler is a marketing executive and educator with extensive experience in both corporations and academia. His professional background is focused in the fields of marketing, program management and online development with companies including Proquest, International Thompson Publishing, aQuantive and Microsoft. Academic interests include online learning, research methods, curriculum development, management and marketing. Butler has been teaching at the graduate and doctoral levels for more than 20 years including assignments in Eastern Europe, Switzerland and China. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Management Review and completed his certification as a Professional Co-Active Coach in 2014. Butler says he is very dedicated to the profession of education, adult learning and helping students reach their goals.
Dr. Elaine M. Gregory, CPA/CFE
Dr. Elaine M. Gregory is a certified public accountant (CPA) and certified fraud examiner (CFE) as well as faculty instructor. Her background includes for-profit, not-for-profit and government accounting and finance. Gregory's last full-time position was as a forensic consultant with the U.S. Department of Justice. Academic interests include online education, particularly in the field of accounting. She also mentors both PhD and DBA candidates in the development of the dissertation manuscripts. Gregory says her approach to teaching and curriculum development is to facilitate a collegial relationship with students who pursue higher education. She brings both academic and real-world experiences into the course room to demonstrate how accounting concepts are applied in practical applications.
Dr. John Machnic
Dr. John Machnic is a business consultant and educator with significant experience in private industry as a chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as well as with nonprofits, having served as an executive director for two different organizations. His academic interests include research methods, economics and finance. Machnic has developed online courses for Wester University, Capella University and Thomas Edison State University.
Dr. Paul Sam
Dr. Paul Sam is chief operating officer for a Global Energy Company and an educator with significant experiences in leadership, global business, project management, information technology development and management. His 29 years of management includes executive positions managing global projects in Fortune 100 companies. Academic interests include project management, international business, information technology and operations management. Sam's research interests include global cultures, business intelligence (BI), global supply chain and information technology (IT). Sam says he uses formative evaluation technique to locate areas for improvement in his students and uses learning/teaching adjustments to correct any observed areas of opportunity.
Dr. Jane Whitney Gibson
Dr. Jane Whitney Gibson, editor emeritus of The Journal of Applied Management & Entrepreneurship, and author of four books and numerous academic articles, served as professor of management at a major university where she held various administrative posts and taught at the MBA and doctoral levels. Currently adjunct faculty at TESU, where she teaches human resources, leading strategic change and managerial communications, Gibson's main research interests center around leadership and online education.
The DBA degree is composed of sixteen 3 credit courses (48 credit) program. The first thirteen courses (39 credits) are assigned to the following domains; Inquiry Systems and Models (6 credits), Integrated Business Curriculum (18 credits), Area of Study s (9 credits) and Teaching and Consultative Professional Practice (6 Credits) The remaining three 3 credit course (9 credits) address the include Scholar-Practitioner Field Project.
The degree’s option is to enroll in one 3-credit course in consecutive 8-week terms completing the 13-academic course in 32 months. The final three 3 credit courses (Courses DBA 910, 920 and 930 can be completed using the 8-week course format. However, for student’s requiring addition time to complete these courses, students can petition the dean for 2 additional 8-week course extensions. If the three 8-week terms are granted and at the end of the third extension the student has not passed the course, the student will be referred to the dean to determine their continuance in the program.
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About the DBA Program
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With access to one-on-one mentoring from University leadership
Up to 6 doctoral level credits
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