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The Doctor of Business Administration Degree (DBA) is an online doctoral degree program with Areas of Study in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource 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. 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. Garry McDaniel
Dr. Garry McDaniel is the MBA Academic Director and professor of leadership, management, organizational change, business communication and coaching at Wroclaw School of Banking in Wroclaw, Poland. He is an executive board member for the International Coaches Union and frequent presenter at workshops and conferences across Europe and the Middle East. Garry led the global leadership and management training programs for a $4 billion semi-conductor company. Garry has written six books including Conflict Management in Healthcare: Creating A Culture of Cooperation, The Dog’s Guide to Your Happiness: Seven Secrets for a Better Life from Man’s Best Friend, High Performance Coaching Activities, and Team Activities for Coaches.
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.
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 (9 credits) and Teaching and Consultative Professional Practice (6 Credits). The remaining three 3 credit courses (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-9100, DBA-9200 and DBA-9300 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.
Domain I: Inquiry Systems and Models: Critical Thought and Action in the Global Business Environment – 6 credits
Domain II. Integrated Business Curriculum – 18 credits
Domain III. Areas of Study – 9 credits
Domain IV. Teaching and Consultative Professional Practice – 6 credits
Domain V. Scholar-Practitioner Field Project - Field Research: Research Methods, Application and Completion* – 9 credits
Total Credits: 48
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With access to one-on-one mentoring from University leadership
Up to 6 doctoral level credits
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