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Doctor of Business Administration / Management of Engineering & Technology

Program Details

The Doctor of Business and Administration (DBA) program is designed for current and potential business leaders and senior managers, in the private and public sectors to enhance their knowledge and competencies appropriate to a leadership role in business and administration. This program is a research-based degree, but unlike the PhD, the DBA is focused on a business management issue or problems. The outcome of the research is designed to provide valuable insights to an organization, in addition to contributing to the knowledge of the field of business management.

The Management of Engineering and Technology specialization focuses on integrating practical technical experience with management theory and practice. Focusing on technical expertise in a management environment, the curriculum provides understanding of the synergism between technology and business practices to improve organizational outcomes through awareness of principles of productivity, quality management, and environmental systems management. As technology continues to shape how business is conducted, students will be better aligned with technical experience and management theory and practices. Students will complete a final written research project demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation of a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventative action. Graduates could hold positions such as vice president of manufacturing, vice president of engineering, director of engineering, and chief engineering officer.

Requirements

Must have a conferred master's degree from an accredited academic institution. In addition, there are two options for entry:

  • Direct entry: Master’s program must be in a generalized business area such as business management or business administration OR a specialized business area (e.g., Master of Finance, Master of Human Resources Management) AND an undergraduate degree in business
  • Evaluation track: Individuals not meeting the direct entry requirements must have their transcripts evaluated to determine if previous coursework meets some or all of the Standard Curriculum requirements.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

NCU’s Bachelor of Business Administration, MBA, DBA and PhD-BA degree business programs in the School of Business and Technology Management are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420, Overland Park, Kansas, 66211.

Restrictions

This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.