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WHY THE USF DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION? The program provides senior-level executives with an opportunity to learn rigorous research techniques that can be applied to real world, multi-disciplinary problem-solving. Designed to be compatible with working professionals’ schedules, it offers executives: • • • • • • •

The opportunity to partner with world-class faculty researchers to examine relevant topics of interest. A network of top-level practicing executive classmates. A flexible program designed to be compatible with executives’ professional obligations. A publication-oriented approach that provides the basis for authoring papers, articles, case studies and other other publications, such as books. As a holder of the highest form of academic credential in the business field, graduates are competitive for part-time or full-time teaching positions at accredited, respected business schools nationwide. The ability to practice and consult as an expert in a given field. New career opportunities become available with doctorate-level education.


Three-year cohort program with small classes. Full, 72 credit hour doctoral program at a nationally respected research university and AACSB accredited business school. Meets on campus two days per month (Friday and Saturday) from August- December and February-June. Research is conducted on the complex issues facing your business.


A minimum of 12 years of work experience. At least five years of senior managerial or executive experience. Some graduate coursework (Masters degree preferred). A statement of purpose. An interview with program faculty.


November 1, 2015: Application deadline

ABOUT THE FACULTY USF’s Muma College of Business boasts a world-class research-driven faculty recognized as leaders in a number of fields. Their work is recognized beyond the university and is consistently featured in industry publications. Faculty members hail from the most prestigious universities in the world, including Harvard Business School, New York University, and Vanderbilt University.

USF AND TAMPA • • • • •

The University of South Florida is among the nation’s top research universities. USF’s Muma College of Business is accredited by AACSB international. The Muma College of Business’ part-time MBA program was ranked No. 1 among Florida’s public universities by Bloomberg BusinessWeek in 2013. Campus is located near the award-winning Tampa International Airport, as well as several executive airports. There are a number of national and international hotel chains in the area, as well as resort living within short driving distance, such as Innisbrook, Saddlebrook, and TradeWinds.



Tuition and fees. Books and required course materials. Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch during weekend sessions. A Windows Tablet PC and required software. Up to $6,000 for travel and research-related expenses associated with the program.

COURSE OUTLINE A program overview can be seen below. Courses range from quantitative methods to student-directed topics.


Year One

Year Two

Year Three


GEB 7557 Research & Writing Skills

QMB 6375 Linear Statistical Models

QMB 7565 Research Methods

QMB 7566 Multivariate Statistics

Special Topics


GEB 7294 Creativity & Innovation


GEB 7911 Qualitative Research

GEB 6457 Sustainability and Ethics

MAN 6726 Strategic Analysis

Issues: Local Case Studies

ISM 7405 Business Analytics


Special Topics

GEB 7981 Dissertation Preparation

Issues: Cohort Selected

Issues: Cohort Selected

Issues: Cohort Selected

Issues: Cohort Selected

GEB 7980 Dissertation (or equivalent)

GEB 7980 Dissertation (or equivalent)

GEB 7980 Dissertation (or equivalent)

GEB 7980 Dissertation (or equivalent)

Core Research Courses

Courses Highlighting USF Strategic Focus

Dissertation Proposal and Research

Courses Leading to Student Publication

Courses on Topics Proposed by Faculty 4202 E. FOWLER AVENUE, BSN 3403 TAMPA, FL 33620

Courses on Topics Selected by Students

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