The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program at IUL is an online professional doctoral program intended for executives and senior managers who want to expand their knowledge, skills, and abilities to the fullest extent possible. Graduates possess the knowledge and experience to assume advanced positions in the management of organizations. A combination of analytical, practical, and research-based approaches is used to equip graduates with an understanding of management thought and practices, as well as a theoretical, philosophical, and real-world understanding of business administration principles and practices. Course content reflects current business practices in best-of-class organizations. Courses balance nurturing an appreciation of the role of theory in effective management with practical, how-to insights. While the emphasis of the program is directed toward managing in a technology-driven world, management basics that apply to all business organizations are covered. The program addresses the ethical and legal foundation for the student’s behavior in commercial, nonprofit, and government settings. It imbues the student with in-depth knowledge of managing organizations, programs, and projects. It describes how effective managers lead, how they make decisions, how they motivate. Graduates with a Doctorate in Business Administration will be able to:
• Identify, research alternatives to, and solve business problems with the highest value-adding solutions.
• Perform systems-based, financially justified analysis and research operations issues and technology-enabled opportunities in a global, market-based economy.
• Demonstrate business knowledge, and be recognized as a business subject expert.
• Formulate and re-design industry rules and standards.
Areas of Concentration
The DBA allows students to focus their studies on an area of individual expertise and interest, including: Entrepreneurship, Project Management and Acquisition Management, Human Resources Management, International Management… Projects in an area of concentration require the applicant to provide documentation showing the same area of concentration at the education level or professional experience. The concentration allows students to enhance their learning by completing in-depth work that addresses the broad topic of the concentration, or their specific dissertation topic.