University of Missouri-St. Louis, College of Business Administration
USA, St. Louis
Year Program Started
Dissertation and Coursework
Three year, 60-credit, cohort-based program that combines qualitative and quantitative research methods courses with theoretical courses in business research. Three weekend residencies per semester. Each course is structured as a building block towards the dissertation.
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years. May extend time as needed within university statute.
Approximate cohort size: 18 students; Average age: 46; Average years of work experience: 22; % with Graduate degree: 99%; Non-white (including unreported): 36%; Female: 36%; Distance from St. Louis: 57% are more than 3 hours driving distance away
UMSL is the only public university in the region to carry dual AACSB accreditations for business and accounting, placing UMSL's College of Business Administration in the top two percent of AACSB accredited business schools in the world. The DBA program is taught by expert faculty highly qualified in applying advanced research methods to inform business problems. The cohort format with experienced executive classmates enhances the overall learning experience.
On-line application, resume, transcripts, statement of research interest, statement of commitment, minimum 10 years of work experience, interview.