Thomas Edison State University will launch a Doctor of Business Administration with a curriculum that begins in January 2020.
The program, with specializations in general management, organizational leadership or human resource management, can be completed with 48 credits, including an end-of-course Scholar-Practitioner Field Project final degree submission. All requirements can be met online.
The DBA degree is designed to enable business students and professionals to advance their careers toward becoming executive leaders, educators and consultants. The doctoral program will be the second for the university, which currently offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a specialization in Systems-Level Leadership.
“This degree is at the core of what we do here at Thomas Edison,” Thomas Edison State President Merodie Hancock said. “Professionals pursuing the DBA will be able to infuse their learning immediately into workplace situations: applying knowledge and leadership, and understanding the outcomes in real time. This applied scholarship and experiential learning are a powerful combination that will benefit today’s working professionals who seek to advance their careers and become leaders in their fields.”
School of Business and Management Dean Michael Williams says the 21st-century global market offers unprecedented career opportunities. But as the workplace evolves, the need for highly educated executives skilled in leadership is paramount.
“Professionals earning the DBA degree will be prepared to fill or create their next occupational role,” Williams said. “The intentionality, discipline and capabilities necessary to earn the DBA are powerful professional differentiators enabling a competitive advantage.”