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a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree

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Why a Doctor of Business Administration degree? Challenging Doctoral faculty will choose the limited number of students admitted to this program through a highly selective process involving review of past education, writing samples, references and interviews. At entry, expectations for candidates’ quantitative and writing skills are high and will advance even further during the course of the program.

Practical The Doctor of Business Administration is an applied doctoral degree, focusing on business practices and strategies. It prepares experienced business professionals to advance in their careers through a deeper understanding of business practice and research. The degree also prepares candidates for careers as faculty members in colleges and universities.

Timely Doctor of Business Administration classes are offered in monthly weekend classes to a cohort of students who take the same classes together for a three-year commitment. Between the monthly face-to-face class meetings, you will participate in activities and submit assignments in an online environment.

Focused In your third year of classes, you will work with a faculty mentor to complete a highly advanced, applied research project -- a dissertation -- that studies a business problem, issue, or topic in great detail, giving you a depth of content knowledge as well as practical research skills.

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Why a Doctor of Business Administration at UW-Whitewater? Award-winning business programs The doctoral degree builds upon the strong foundation the College of Business and Economics has in its MBA degree. The MBA at UW-Whitewater has been the largest MBA program in the state of Wisconsin, and its online program has earned international awards from European CEO and, among others.

Most advanced facilities Timothy J. Hyland Hall is a perfect place for advanced learning with its state-of-the-art teaching technology, its multiple Bloomberg Terminals for stock market analysis, its case-designed classrooms, and its computer labs equipped with the most powerful statistical packages -- not to mention the comfortable seating areas and beautiful, corporate design.

Prestigious accreditation This applied doctoral degree is the only accredited degree of its type in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Minnesota and one of fewer than 10 AACSB International accredited Doctor of Business Administration programs in the U.S. AACSB International accredits only 5 percent of business schools worldwide. Its slogan, “The Best Business Schools in the World,� speaks to the level of quality in its faculty, curriculum, planning and processes.

Premier faculty The doctoral faculty members are all prolific researchers with the highest quality publications. The DBA Program Director, Professor Praveen Parboteeah, is also the author of two very popular textbooks on international business and ethics.

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Just one hour from Madison and Milwaukee and two hours from Chicago, the city of Whitewater is located within driving distance of several urban areas.

How do the classes and schedules work? Years 1 and 2 You will spend the first two years of your doctoral program studying: • Current business strategies and the logic underpinning those strategies. •

Global and industry data and how to apply frameworks from different business disciplines to uncover useful trends.

• Advanced quantitative methods for conducting research on customers, competitors and industries. • Leadership traits, skills, style and culture. • Tools for making ethical decisions.

The program begins in September with a small group of high caliber students who will progress through the entire doctoral curriculum with you.

Year 3 In your third year, you will concentrate on an expansive research project – a dissertation. You will work closely with a faculty mentor who is doing research in your topic area.

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How do I get more information?

The expectation is that Doctor of Business Administration applicants will have: • Completed a master’s degree in a business discipline. • A minimum of six years of professional experience.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater DBA has been approved by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents and is in the approval process with the Higher Learning Commission accrediting organization. Visit the website and provide us with your contact information. We will notify you when accreditation is complete and you may apply formally. At that point, you will be asked to supply original transcripts from your prior campuses, submit references and complete a Personal Statement of Purpose.


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The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater College of Business and Economics introduces the Doctor of Business Administration degree.