The goal of the Doctor of Business Administration at Atlantis University Miami,, as a coursework based professional doctorate, is to further develop the competencies of practicing management and business professionals and to equip them with the capability to make leadership contributions to their own organizations, wider industries and communities. The DBA will be predominantly offered face-to-face with structured support for all coursework and the dissertation.
The program will enable graduates to develop rigorous, in-depth, analytical and self-reflective skills well beyond the Master of Business Administration(MBA) or other Master of Business level. The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) will also equip business executives with tools to undertake significant applied research in order to perform in an increasingly competitive global business environment. The curriculum offers successful candidates a highly customized program including further advanced postgraduate study beyond that achieved in an Master of Business Administration(MBA).
Atlantis University’s Master of Business Administration(MBA) graduates may be able to transfer credits to the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program.
Doctoral Degree of Business Administration - Program Objetive
The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed for professionals who want to further their career with the most advanced business degree program Atlantis University offers.The objectives of Atlantis University’s DBA program are to:1. - To build on students core knowledge of business, acquired through earlier studies and work experience, enabling them to gain knowledge and expertise in new aspects of business.
2.- To enable students to acquire skills in research, enabling them to evaluate the research of others in the field and to translate acquired knowledge quickly into practice in ways that facilitate business growth.
3.- To enable students, through their applied project dissertation, to acquire new knowledge in a chosen area of business typically relevant to their host firm and their own career objectives, leading to an improved understanding of how to manage an organization effectively in a global and rapidly changing environment.
4.- To give students the skills and standing to contribute to the development of the global economy in an ethical, environmentally aware and socially responsible way through their professional practice.
Breakdown by Course
Breakdown by Course Stage I - Core and Basic Research Training
- Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methodologies for Managerial Decision-making.
- Multivariate Statistical Analysis.
- Trends in Globalization and Management.
- Management Information System for Strategic Decision Makings.
- Advanced Fundamentals of Strategy.
And more..Stage II - Specializations (Major).In general, students will be able to design with the program director an area of specialization either based on a sector or industry (i.e. Health Care), or a particular knowledge discipline (Human Resources or Marketing). Atlantis University is currently offering two majors that entail 3 courses and 10.5 credits: Family Business and Management of Private Healthcare Organizations. We can provide guidance about what specialization to pursue and provide some options for reading courses if applicable.Stage III - Examination and Research DesignComprehensive ExaminationsCritical for learning assessment, the comprehensive examination is a practice that will allow the institution to evaluate the extent of command of fundamental topics and issues of the DBA students in many levels. The comprehensive exam will take about 8 hours and will include critical content of the core curriculum and of the specialization courses. Once the student shows proficiency in the comprehensive examinations he/she has the right to move to the dissertation stage. Faculty: The comprehensive examination will be designed and graded by 3 different faculty members. Action Research MethodsStudents will apply to a real research project a multi-method approach combining inductive and deductive approaches with qualitative and quantitative research methods.Stage IV - Doctoral Research ThesisDissertation Research IStudents will elaborate and present to the faculty with the guidance of an assigned supervisor a research proposal the will describe both the content and research methodology of the dissertation, as well as justify its relevance and contribution to the field. A member of the faculty will coordinate the presentation of the research proposal to an academic council.Dissertation Research IIStudents will elaborate their dissertation with the guidance of a supervisor and of a thesis committee with 2 more faculty member. This process will be overseen by a faculty member.