Georgia State University

Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business

  USA, Atlanta
Year Program Started
Curriculum Model
Dissertation & Coursework
Curriculum Description
6, 3 hr. qualitative and quantitative research method courses 6, 3-hr. content courses on leadership, decision-making, globalization, managing organizations, and evidence-based management 6, 3 hr. lab classes (dissertation and group project)
Thesis Requirements
Required to complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years (5 years maximum) and a group project/paper
Cohort Profile
Approximately 20 students per cohort; Average age: 43; Average years of experience: 22; % with Graduate degree: 99%; % not from host country: 4%; % Non-white: 50%; Female: 39%
Program Description
The Executive Doctorate in Business Administration Program is a three-year innovative doctoral degree program designed with senior-level decision makers in mind. Executives graduating from this program will be able to apply research methodology and business theory to practical problems, and develop new perspectives on leadership, global change, and decision making. They and their careers will be transformed in this rigorous and intellectually stimulating process. Grow as a professional through engaged scholarship, and lead through evidence-based management. GSU’s Robinson College of Business ranks 1 in Georgia, 29 in the U.S., and 32 in the world for research productivity. Faculty and dissertation advisors are renowned internationally, tenured professors, including Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Eminent Scholars and Regents Professors. The Center for Engaged Business Research supports and promotes active research for DBA alumni post-graduation.
Application requirements
Application, 3 essays, transcripts, resume, interview, proof of lawful presence, $100 fee