55 credit hours across integrative research seminars (10), epistemology and research design (7), research methods (12), research apprenticeship (3), directed study (2), dissertation (17) and DBA conference (4)
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years, maximum 5 years
15-20 students per cohort. Minimum 12 years post-undergraduate work experience, ideally 10+ years of managerial/executive experience, and a business-related or professional masters degree required for admission. Average age 48.
The Pepperdine Graziadio Executive Doctor of Business Administration is an academically rigorous program designed for experienced intellectually curious executives who seek to deepen their expertise and analytical competencies by leveraging contemporary theories and empirical research methods to develop new insights for improving and shaping future business practice.
Online application, resume, essay on motivation for pursing the DBA degree, outline research proposal (guidance provided), time management plan, 2 letters of recommendation, official transcripts.