The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater College of Business and Economics is in the final stages of approval to offer a Doctorate of Business Administration.
UW System Board of Regents approval attained in July 2013.
This program is not yet approved by the Higher Learning Commission. We anticipate that approval will be on a December agenda. While we have provided application information, we will not be accepting applications for the program or financial aid until we receive final approval.
ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
We strongly encourage you to attend an information session before applying to the program. The information session will provide you with extensive detail on the program and what it will take to succeed. These sessions will also provide you with the ability to meet and interact with program faculty and leadership. The information sessions are designed to enable you to make a more informed decision.
Information Session: Friday December 13, 2013 - 5pm to 8pm (Register)
Once approved, UW-Whitewater will be home to one of only six AACSB Accredited Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) programs in the United States. Our program is a professional doctorate that enables students to develop in-depth expertise in a specific business area. Masters Degrees often do not provide students with the level of skill development needed to tackle today's complex and rapidly changing global business environment. The DBA will provide students with the necessary preparation to contribute to organizational knowledge and effectiveness through required coursework and interaction with academics and practitioners at the leading edge of their fields. Students will also need to complete a dissertation that contributes to business practice. Students earning the DBA degree will extend their career horizons by preparing themselves for expanded roles within their organization or another firm, a consulting career, and/or a faculty position at a university or college.
The DBA is a 60 credit program offered using a cohort model where students attend classes 1 weekend each month for 2 years, followed by a year of dissertation work. Weekend classes will run Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Students will use our online learning platform in between classes to participate in discussion with faculty, submit assignments, and engage in other learning activities.
Equivalent of a Masters Degree in a business discipline. A minimum of six years of professional experience preferred, including significant management experience.
Courses: (click here for Course Schedule and Descriptions)
DBA 800 Seminar in Contemporary Business Issues
DBA 810 Measurement and Research Design
DBA 820 Applied Regression Analysis
DBA 830 Forecasting and Time Series Analysis
DBA 840 Applied Multivariate Methods
DBA 850 Contemporary Research Methods
DBA 860 Scientific Inquiry in Business
DBA 870 Micro Issues in Business
DBA 880 Macro Issues in Business
Year 1 Fall: DBA 810 4 credits, DBA 860 4 credits, DBA 800 1 credit
Year 1 Spring: DBA 820 4 credits, DBA 870 4 credits, DBA 800 1 credit
Year 1 Summer: DBA 830 3 credits, DBA 970 3 credits | Program Porfolio Due
Year 2 Fall: DBA 840 4 credits, DBA 880 4 credits, DBA 800 1 credit
Year 2 Spring: DBA 850 4 credits, DBA 910 3 credits, DBA 800 2 credits
Year 2 Summer: DBA 970 3 credits
Year 3 Fall: DBA 988 6 credits
Year 3 Spring: DBA 988 6 credits
Year 3 Summer: DBA 988 3 credits