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Doctor of Business Administration [DBA]

Marshall Goldsmith School of Management Named for one of the most successful executive coaches in the world today, the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management (MGSM) is reinventing management education by preparing graduates to work immediately and effectively in complex, global organizations. What makes MGSM distinctive is preparation that gives you an edge on the human side of business. As an accredited educational institution, we have trained managers for the past 85 years and have successful alumni in almost 80 different countries.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) The DBA program is designed to provide a multidisciplinary and global perspective for managers and to emphasize the use of both practical and theoretical abilities. The program encourages the assimilation of ideas from business administration, the humanities and the behavioral sciences. The Doctoral program emphasizes discovery of new knowledge that can be applied to enhance successful management of discontinuous change in business firms, government organizations and other not-for-profit organizations. The doctoral program prepares students for advanced positions in management or consulting, or entry into teaching and research. The degree consists of 60 units, of which 18 units are dedicated to the field of desired specialization.

DBA Specializations The Doctorate of Business Administration at Marshall Goldsmith School of Management offers a unique opportunity for specialization in a chosen field: :: Strategic Manamgement :: Marketing :: Finance

Strategic Management Our Doctoral Program in Strategic Management has national and international recognition thanks to Distinguished Professor H. Igor Ansoff. The late Dr. Ansoff, known worldwide as the “Father of Strategic Management� was the founder of the strategic management program at Alliant where he taught for 17 years. This unique program focuses on success behaviors and analytic processes, which optimize performance of organizations and business firms. The program also focuses on understanding and predicting successful behaviors in the changing and turbulent business environments. Marketing The Doctoral business program in the marketing specialization trains doctoral candidates for high-level marketing management, research, and consulting positions, as well as academic marketing faculty positions. The curriculum covers international applications of theoretical and experiential marketing models in all types of business firms and organizations, application of marketing models to similar consumer and business segments cross-culturally, exploration of potential similarities in culturally diverse populations, integration of multi-disciplinary social science approaches to the applied technologies of marketing, and research into emerging and evolving marketing theories and technologies. Finance The globally focused finance specialization trains DBA candidates to construct financial paradigms and use statistical methods and econometric tools to conduct advanced empirical research in finance. DBA candidates are also trained to develop mastery over financial theory and practice through rigorous coursework that provides leading edge knowledge for careers in academia and high-level decision-making positions in financial institutions, business firms, and government organizations.


he Marshall Goldsmith School of Management prepares individuals for professional careers in business, management and public affairs.

We develop exceptional, intellectually engaged and culturally sensitive leaders in all sectors of society. As scholars and practitioners we prepare our students to successfully address professional challenges with integrity and compassion with a view to advancing internationalism, multiculturalism and sustainability.

Contact us today 1.866.787.MGSM Fresno • Los Angeles • Mexico City Sacramento • San Diego • San Francisco Alliant International University is a private nonprofit WASC-accredited institution. We are an equal opportunity employer and educator.

Top Reasons to Pursue Your DBA at MGSM: :: Widely Published Faculty who are active in Research :: Research opportunities :: Course work includes: consulting opportunities with top management teams, case studies and intensive group work :: C  onvenient class formats for working professionals :: WASC accreditation :: Individualized attention from highly specialized faculty :: International diversity in classroom :: Financial  Aid & Tuition Assistance available: Alliant matches up to 25% of tuition provided by Employers Did you know? Alliant International University is ranked #9 in providing Doctoral Business Degrees to African-Americans – and #11 for all minorities. *Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine

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Doctor of Business Administration  

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