Doctor of Business Administration

Doctor of Business Administration

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Consistent with Baker College’s mission, the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program serves the needs of working adults, helping them to advance in their careers through quality graduate education.  The program is designed to graduate scholar practitioners who will set the standard for best practice and contribute to the solution of critical business and management problems through research, teaching, and consulting.

Specifically, the purposes of the doctorate in Business Administration at Baker College are to graduate managers, business leaders, executives, and scholar practitioners able to:

  • Contribute to a deeper understanding of business and management processes in an increasingly complex world through applied research, teaching, and scholarship;
  • Improve their performance and the quality of their business decisions through reflective practice and lifelong learning;
  • Help companies and organizations solve critical problems and foster an environment of performance excellence.
  • Make a difference in the life of their organizations, professions, and the larger world-wide community through service to social and professional organizations by conducting themselves in accordance with the highest ethical standards.

The program builds on an effective combination of courses, seminars, professional residencies, research papers, and a final dissertation.  Working with faculty members, who have extensive academic and practical experiences, students gain a comprehensive understanding of critical foundation theories and the ability to immediately apply creative solutions to existing problems.

To be admitted into the program, an MBA degree or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years professional experience in business or management is required.

We welcome you to explore the program further!

-John Vinton, Ph.D.
  Dean
  Doctoral Studies

The Baker College System
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