2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)

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The Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) is a practitioner-scholar doctoral degree in business administration and management. It is targeted to business executives who have a master’s degree in a discipline or field related to the program/specialization for which application is made and who have practical business management experience. The program helps students enhance their career profile with real-time knowledge—in preparation for expanded roles with their current employer or with another organization, or for roles as consultants or university-level teachers.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students will be able to:

1. Assess the relevance of current and emerging business theory and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective.
2. Formulate and execute effective solutions to complex, real-world problems common to the practice of business and management.
3. Apply the current research literature from business and management to practical problems found in business and management.
4. Design and conduct rigorous research that contributes to the professional body of knowledge on business and management.
5. Clearly communicate to stakeholders about problem statements, research approaches and results, solutions, and assessment.
6. Explain their ethical responsibilities as a member of the business community and citizens in society.


Degree Requirements

  • 60 total semester credit hours*
  • Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)
  • Core courses (28 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)
  • Doctoral studies sequence (20 sem. cr.)
  • 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies)

*Note: Students who have earned a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Chartered Financial Analyst, or Project Management Institute designation or certification may be eligible to accelerate their D.B.A. program. For information, contact the Academic Advising Team.



Core Curriculum

Course Sequence

Semester Course
1 DDBA 8005 Foundations for Doctoral Business Administration Studies
DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations
2 DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies
DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets
3 DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities
DDBA 8150 Leadership: Building Sustainable Organizations
4 DDBA 8160 Business Strategy and Innovation
DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative
5 DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business
DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision-Making for Business Analysis
DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring
6 Specialization course 1
DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring
Specialization course 2
DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring
7 Specialization course 3
DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring
8-12 DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion


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