Nov 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog V2 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog V2

Doctoral Admissions



Admissions Procedures for Domestic Students

The ideal DBA candidate possesses ten or more years of managerial experience and an MBA from a regionally-accredited college. Applicants with a graduate degree in other business-related fields are welcome to apply, and those with a graduate degree in a non-business field, but with significant executive-level employment, will be considered.

A complete application packet will include:

  • A completed online application
  • Official transcripts for both bachelor and master degree programs
  • Two letters of recommendation from leaders in your industry or from those you have close, working relationships with
  • A complete resume detailing education, skills, accomplishments, and leadership
  • A one to two page essay answering the question, "Within the last five years, what changes in my occupation and/or industry have had the most profound impact on my profession and how will the DBA Program help me to adequately prepare for those changes?"  Please note that this essay will have a large impact on your admittance into the DBA Program. You will be asked to discuss your answer to this question during your interview.  It would be prudent to cite any journals, books, videos, newspapers, magazines, blogs or personal communications you reference in your essay in your paper and in your interview.

Once the application packet is complete, an interview will be scheduled with the Program Director.

 

Admissions Procedures for International Students

The ideal DBA candidate possesses ten or more years of managerial experience and an MBA from a regionally-accredited college. Applicants with a graduate degree in other business-related fields are welcome to apply, and those with a graduate degree in a non-business field, but with significant executive-level employment, will be considered.

A complete application packet will include:

  • A completed online application
  • Official transcripts for both bachelor and master degree programs
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay describing enrollment goals and ability to pursue advanced academic study and research
  • Resume detailing skills, accomplishments, and leadership

Bank Statement and Affidavit of Support, which indicates a source of financial support to cover tuition fees, books, room and board, and other living expenses for up to one year.

Proof of English proficiency in the form of an official copy of a TOEFL or IELTS score may be required.

Once the application packet is complete, an interview will be scheduled with the Program Director.