Illustration of a Typical DBA Program

UMT strongly encourages students to complete the DBA in TWO years, to the extent feasible, as shown in the illustration. Of course, the actual duration may vary depending on the dissertation topic selected and on the time and effort devoted to the work by the student.

Sequence

Credits

Months*

Analytical Techniques in Research
Philosophical Foundations of Knowledge & Research
Evolution of Management Thought
Qualifying Examination
Management as a Behavioral Science
Current Issues in Management
Managing Modern Business Operations
International Management
Economic and Financial Theory
Advanced Research Methods
Special Topics in Research
Proposal Defense
Leadership and Ethics
Business-Government Relations
Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Comprehensive Exam
Dissertation Research
Dissertation Defense
Graduation

6
3
3

6
3
3
3
3
6
6

3
3
3

9

60

1 to 2
3
4

5 to 6
7
8
9
10
10 to 11
11 to 12

13
14
15

15 to 24

24

* Duration may vary depending on the dissertation topic chosen by the student and the time devoted to it.