Argosy University

Business Administration DBA Degree Program

Program Overview

Argosy University, Atlanta; Argosy University, Chicago;  Argosy University, Dallas; Argosy University, Denver; Argosy University, Hawai'i; Argosy University, Inland Empire; Argosy University, Los Angeles; Argosy University, Nashville; Argosy University, Orange County; Argosy University, Phoenix; Argosy University, Salt Lake City; Argosy University, San Diego; Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area; Argosy University, Sarasota; Argosy University, Schaumburg; Argosy University, Seattle; Argosy University, Tampa; Argosy University, Twin Cities; Argosy University, Washington DC

Research Foundation Requirements

Students enrolled in the DBA degree program are required to complete five research foundation courses (15 credit hours).

Research Foundation Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

W7000 - Advanced Academic Study and Writing (3)
R7001 - Introduction to Research Methods (3)
R7031 - Methods and Analysis of Quantitative Research (3)
R7035 - Methods and Analysis of Qualitative Research (3)

Students Choose One of the Following

 

R7034 - Advanced Statistical Methods (3)
R7037 - Survey Techniques (3)
R7040 - Advanced Qualitative Methods (3)

Research Foundation Requirements — 15 Credit Hours

 

Core Course Requirements

Students enrolled in the DBA degree program are required to take six core courses (18 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

B7223 - Strategic Planning and Implementation (3)
B7432 - Corporate Social Responsibility (3)
B7521 - Global Challenges (3)
B7628 - Leading Innovation and Change (3)
B7777 - Solutions Leadership (3)
B7783 - Solution-Oriented Decisions Models (3)

Core Course Requirements — 18 Credit Hours

 

Concentration Requirements

Students enrolled in the DBA degree program are required to take four courses (12 credit hours) in one of the designated concentration areas or receive permission to develop a customized concentration. Many DBA degree program students will seek full-time or part-time teaching opportunities in a variety of college-level organizations. The depth and breadth of graduate course work required by such institutions vary. Consequently, depending on the career interests of the student and the specific educational background, those DBA degree program students should consider using elective credits in the academic discipline in which they hope to teach.

Accounting Concentration Requirements — Students Choose Four of the Following

 

B7630 - Contemporary Accounting Theory (3)
B7640 - Accounting in a Global Financial Community (3)
B7650 - Accounting Control Systems (3)
B7660 - The Evolution of Accounting Theory and Practice (3)
B7670 - Financial Reporting Theory (3)
B7680 - Accounting and Corporate Governance (3)

Accounting Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours

 

Global Business Sustainability Concentration Requirements — Students Choose Four of the Following

 

B7409 - Holistic Management (3)
B7420 - Overview of Global Business Sustainability (3)
B7421 - Sustainable Systems: The Science of Industrial Ecology (3)
B7422 - Developing Sustainable Products and Services (3)
B7423 - Designing Sustainable Environments (3)
B7424 - Field Study or Research in Global and Business Sustainability (3)

Global Business Sustainability Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours

 

Information Systems Concentration Requirements — Students Choose Four of the Following

 

B7701 - Data Management Strategies and Technologies (3)
B7702 - Management Information and Decision Support Systems (3)
B7704 - Managing Information Systems Resources (3)
B7705 - Global Enterprise Networking and Telecommunication (3)
B7706 - Systems Design and Evaluation (3)
B7707 - Themes in Information Systems (3)

Information Systems Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours

 

International Business Concentration Requirements — Students Choose Four of the Following

 

B7252 - International Accounting and Taxation (3)
B7315 - Global and Multinational Marketing (3)
B7602 - Global Management Models (3)
B7607 - Comparative Economic Systems (3)
B7609 - International Project I (3)
B7610 - Leadership in Global and Multicultural Organizations (3)
B7616 - International Business Law and Practices (3)

International Business Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours

 

Management Concentration Requirements —Students Choose Four of the Following

 

B7401 - Organizational Behavior (3)
B7403 - Management Science (3)
B7406 - Ethics in Business and Management (3)
B7408 - Organizational Development and Change Management (3)
B7413 - Organizational Systems Theory (3)
B7610 - Leadership in Global and Multicultural Organizations (3)

Management Concentration Requirements—12 Credit Hours

 

Marketing Concentration Requirements — Students Choose Four of the Following

 

B7312 - Culturally Responsive Marketing (3)
B7315 - Global and Multinational Marketing (3)
B7320 - Marketing and Innovation (3)
B7325 - Marketing Organization and Control (3)
B7330 - Marketing Research and Design (3)
B7335 - Theory and Research in Consumer Branding (3)

Marketing Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours

 

Customized Professional Concentration Requirements

Students selecting this concentration work with a faculty advisor and the program chair to develop a learning contract tailored to individual needs. Students are required to take four courses (12 credit hours) focused on a particular theme and pre-approved by the program chair to complete the Customized Professional Concentration. A maximum of two courses (6 credit hours) may be taken as directed independent study courses.

Elective Requirements

In addition, students enrolled in the DBA degree program take 3 credit hours of electives. Students choose courses listed in any of the concentration courses, or from another Argosy University college, at the doctoral-level with permission of the program chair. Electives should be discussed with either the program chair or other faculty to provide the greatest opportunity for the student to meet their personal career goals.
 

Dissertation Requirements

Upon successful completion of required coursework and comprehensive examinations, students enroll in dissertation courses. To progress through each dissertation course, students must complete specified course objectives. If progress is made and all objectives met, students enroll in the next dissertation block. If progress is made and objectives are substantively but not fully met by the end of each course (as determined by the dissertation chair in discussion with the dissertation committee) students must enroll in a zero credit extension course (tuition based on a credit hour equivalent as defined in  Appendix IV, Schedule of Tuition and Fees). If it is determined that no progress has been made, students will be required to retake the block in which no progress was made. If the student is required to retake a block due to no progress, the dissertation chair will assign a grade of No Credit (NC). Students are required to enroll in a Dissertation course or Dissertation Extension course every session from the beginning of the dissertation until passing the final defense earning 12 semester credit hours for dissertation. A student may only receive any combination of two NC, W, or WF grades during the dissertation sequence. Upon receiving the third NC, W, or WF within the dissertation sequence, the student will be dismissed from the program. Published course objectives for each dissertation course apply unless the student and dissertation committee/chair agree to and confirm in writing alternative specified objectives more appropriate for a particular dissertation topic.

Dissertation Requirements—Student Are Required to Choose One of the Following Tracks*

 

Track One

 

D9001 - Dissertation (3)
D9002 - Dissertation (3)
D9003 - Dissertation (3)
D9004 - Dissertation (3)

Track Two

 

D9501 - Dissertation (1.5)
D9502 - Dissertation (3)
D9503 - Dissertation (3)
D9504 - Dissertation (3)
D9505 - Dissertation (1.5)

Dissertation Requirements--12 Credit Hours

Note

* Unless otherwise advised, students who begin dissertation Session I will follow Track One. Students who begin dissertation Session II will follow Track Two.

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