Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

UW-Whitewater is home to one of only a handful of 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 one weekend each month for two 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.

Entrance Requirements:

Equivalent of a Masters Degree in a business discipline.  A minimum of six years of professional experience preferred, including significant management experience.

To view the DBA degree requirements and schedule, visit the Graduate Catalog.