The Rutgers Business School is launching a Doctorate of Business Administration Program, a 60-credit program that will be offered primarily on weekends with some classes on weekday evenings.
Rutgers will offer courses in the classroom and online as the program progresses. Students are intended to earn a doctorate degree within two years.
According to Rutgers, the Doctorate of Business Administration is designed as a practitioner’s doctoral for professionals with extensive managerial or technical experience who are interested in learning and applying relevant theoretical concepts to business problems and economic issues. The program will also emphasize communications and advanced research skills so students are able to communicate abstract research concepts.
Rutgers Business School is launching a Doctorate of Business Administration Program. -After the successful completion of a year’s worth of coursework, students will be expected to focus on a dissertation. Program administrators expect individuals to begin their studies with a clear idea of a problem they want to solve or an issue they wish to address. Dissertation topics are not restricted to business challenges but may extend to issues that impact society at large.
Ideal candidates for the program include mid-career professionals who want to move into higher roles within their company, academics who would like to establish themselves as authorities in their field in order to work as consultants, and senior-level executives who want to parlay their experience into a second career teaching as a professor or providing expertise as a consultant.
Candidates are expected to have an MBA or equivalent master’s degree with substantial work and extensive decision-making experience in their field of study.
The program will offer the resources of the entire university while combining the strengths of various departments within Rutgers Business School, including accounting, finance, management science and information systems, marketing, management and global business, and supply chain management. Course material will cover contemporary topics such as machine learning and Big Data.