Doctor of Business Administration

9062
Doctor of Business Administration
Off-site
No
Graduate
Huntsville, Melbourne Graduate Center
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
Major Code: 9062 Degree Awarded: Doctor of Business Administration
Delivery Mode(s): Off-site Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Melbourne Graduate Center, Redstone/Huntsville
Admission Materials: 3 letters of recommendation, résumé, objectives

The Doctor of Business Administration is offered to students seeking a terminal degree in business. The program is designed to provide students oral and written communication, critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and strategic and general management mastery at the doctoral level.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an earned M.B.A., or closely related business or master's degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.2, from a regionally accredited college or university.

General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview section of this catalog.

Degree Requirements

The Doctor of Business Administration is conferred on students who complete the program of study as outlined below. Each student will be required to pass the comprehensive examination. The examination takes place at the end of the second fall term. Each student must submit a dissertation proposal and successfully defend that proposal to the dissertation committee at the dissertation proposal conference. Students also must complete the final dissertation manuscript and defend the research results to the committee. 

Curriculum

Candidates for the degree must successfully complete the following curriculum.

Year 1
Summer (0 credit hours)
  • MGT 6000 Doctor of Business Administration Introduction and Orientation
    Credit Hours: 0

    Introduces the doctoral program to each new cohort of students. Addresses curriculum, scheduling, research requirements and administrative aspects of the program. Also introduces faculty and staff before formal orientation.

Fall (6 credit hours)
  • MGT 6001 Issues in Strategic Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Overviews strategic management of a business. Emphasizes the specific problems using case studies in accounting, finance, economics and marketing. Focuses on strategies across all aspects of a business and how to analyze business cases. Requires extensive, academic-style writing and case study analysis.

  • MGT 6002 Organizational Behavior, Ethics and Responsibilities in Business Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Overviews strategic management of a business. Emphasizes specific problems using case studies in organizational behavior, ethics and social responsibility. Focuses on key areas of organizational behavior and managing change. Requires extensive, academic-style writing and case study analysis.

Spring (6 credit hours)
  • MGT 6003 Advanced Study of Human Resources in Modern Business Enterprises
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines all aspects of human resources management in global business enterprises. Requires extensive, academic-style writing and case study analysis.

  • MGT 6004 Advanced Study in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines innovation and entrepreneurship in modern society. Requires extensive, academic-style writing and case study analysis.

Summer (6 credit hours)
  • MGT 6005 Advanced Study in Business Leadership
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines modern topics in a global modern society. Includes theories in leadership from leading case studies and current research. Requires extensive, academic-style writing and case study analysis.

  • MGT 6006 Advanced Study in International Business
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines all aspects of business in a global context. Focuses on the challenges of business in international markets. Also examines the effects of global competition and currency fluctuations. Requires extensive, academic-style writing and case study analysis.

Year 2
Fall (6 credit hours)
  • MGT 6007 Advanced Study in Financial Business Analysis
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines all aspects of financial management in a global modern business enterprise. Requires extensive, academic-style writing and case study analysis.

  • MGT 6990 Research Methods 1
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores qualitative, quantitative and mixed method modes of research design. Involves extensive writing and exploration of research methods in preparation for the dissertation proposal. Reviews chapters of individual dissertations. Also explores sample dissertation topics.

    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of doctoral comprehensive examination
Spring (6 credit hours)
  • MGT 6991 Research Methods 2
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores qualitative research methods. Involves extensive writing and exploration of quantitative research methods in preparation for the dissertation proposal. Reviews chapters of individual dissertations and sample dissertation topics emphasizing quantitative methods.

    Prerequisite:

    MGT 6990 

    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of doctoral comprehensive examination
  • MGT 6999 Dissertation
    Credit Hours: 3

    Research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.

    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of the doctoral comprehensive examination
Summer (3 credit hours)
  • MGT 6992 Special Topics Seminar
    Credit Hours: 0

    Addresses selected topics of special research interest of faculty. Advances critical issues within the business research community. Requires registration over three semesters with different topics.

  • MGT 6999 Dissertation
    Credit Hours: 3

    Research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.

    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of the doctoral comprehensive examination
Year 3
Fall (6 credit hours)
  • MGT 6992 Special Topics Seminar
    Credit Hours: 0

    Addresses selected topics of special research interest of faculty. Advances critical issues within the business research community. Requires registration over three semesters with different topics.

  • MGT 6999 Dissertation
    Credit Hours: 3

    Research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.

    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of the doctoral comprehensive examination
Spring (3 credit hours)
  • MGT 6992 Special Topics Seminar
    Credit Hours: 0

    Addresses selected topics of special research interest of faculty. Advances critical issues within the business research community. Requires registration over three semesters with different topics.

  • MGT 6999 Dissertation
    Credit Hours: 3

    Research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.

    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of the doctoral comprehensive examination
Total Credits Required: 42