The TUW DBA degree developing adaptable leaders for ever-changing global work environments.
Touro University Worldwide’s (TUW) Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to solve real-world issues in the industry, lead in top executive positions, advance careers, and address the complexities of today’s business landscape with vision, knowledge, and clarity. Students hone their skills through application and engagement in scholarly and professional activities commensurate with the doctoral level.
The program will give students a comprehensive understanding of the theories and research needed to expand competencies in their current and/or future careers, as they face the challenges and the evolving demands of today’s complex business environments.
Become a more confident, innovative leader in an ever-changing global work environment!
Research Project vs. Dissertation for the Contemporary Business Leader
TUW’s Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) does not require a traditional dissertation. Instead, by the end of the program, you will develop a research-based doctoral project in any business and/or managerial topic of your choice that prepares YOU as the subject matter expert and thought leader in YOUR area of interest. Your topics may include but not be limited to finance, technology, accounting, healthcare management, human resources, international/global business, leadership, marketing, nonprofit management, real estate, strategic management, supply chain, and more within any industry.
Your faculty are doctoral-level scholar-practitioners with a wealth of subject matter expertise in all disciplines within Business Administration and leadership and actively involved in their own professional work and/or research areas of interest. Toward the end of your program, you will be able to select from this vast field of subject matter experts to provide guidance and support in your specialized area of interest for your research project and successfully complete the program.
The TUW Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is offered 100% online and can be achieved while working full-time. Open to all qualified students, this program is carefully designed to work well for busy professionals and working adults just like you. New advances in educational technology enable you to take your courses to fit the way you live and work, even when you travel. All you need is a computer and Internet connection to participate in the virtual classroom.
What makes the online Doctorate of Business Administration degree at TUW different?
No residency required
No GRE required
Accelerated admissions process
Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.
The TUW Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) has several unique features:
Faculty themselves are scholar-practitioners with subject matter expertise, actively involved in their own professional work and/or research areas of interest in multiple fields such as accounting, human resource management, finance, and more.
Curriculum design is directly applicable to the total business environment which allows you to excel in a variety of global industries in your area of interest.
The unique pedagogy in an online delivery method provides you the flexibility to conveniently advance your education while maintaining busy schedules and family life.
The program is designed to:
Provide students with the professional skills and tools to design evidence-based business and managerial solutions in their professional areas of expertise.
Provide a doctoral-level environment that includes faculty research guidance, technology, and learning opportunities that lead to successful industry scholar-practitioners in business
Provides a support system dedicated to student success at the Doctoral level.
The DBA program is a professional Doctorate program that introduces scholarly and professional activities designed to advance the student substantially beyond the master’s degree program and serves as one of the highest-level programs in the School of Business and Management. The curriculum is comprised of 48 credits (16 courses). The completed doctoral research project serves as evidence of program mastery and achievement of the Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs).
Core Requirements (36 Semester Credits)
DBA 700 The Scholar-Practitioner Model
DBA 701 Theories of Organizational Behavior in Business
DBA 702 Business and Management Across Cultures
DBA 703 Organizational Governance and Accountability
DBA 704 Ethics for Business Professionals
DBA 705 Financial Principles & Management in Business
DBA 706 Contemporary Marketing in Business
DBA 707 Research Methods for Business
DBA 708 Turnaround Management & Organizational Renewal Strategies
DBA 709 Quantitative Research Methods for Business I
DBA 710 Quantitative Research Methods for Business II
DBA 711 Survey Design for Business
Doctoral Research Proposal Development Courses (3 Semester Credits)
DBA 712 Doctoral Research Project Proposal
Doctoral Research Project Courses (9 Semester Credits)
DBA 713 Doctoral Research Project I
DBA 714 Doctoral Research Project II
DBA 715 Doctoral Research Project III
TUW’s tuition for the Doctorate of Business Administration is $700 per semester credit unit.
Your employer may offer a tuition assistance program so speak with your human resource representative to find out if financial support is available to you. A TUW Tuition Assistance Counselor is available to you in order to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.
Students seeking to enroll in Touro University Worldwide’s Doctorate of Business Administration program must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:
Have earned a Master’s degree from an accredited institution. If the degree was awarded overseas, it must be from an institution that is approved by the Ministry of Education.
Cumulative GPA of 3.4 in the accredited Master’s Program.
Students, who meet the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled at TUW:
Submit an application to the University.
Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated.
Submit two letters of recommendation: one from someone familiar with the prospective student’s academic work; and a professional reference from someone who has supervised the prospective student in a work environment (preferably the current supervisor, excluding family members ).
Submit a Doctoral Entrance Essay.
The entrance essay is an essential part of the Doctoral Program and serves as the initial component of the student’s research portfolio.
The entrance essay takes the form of a narrative presenting candidates’
career plan, and
goals in pursuing the doctorate at Touro University Worldwide.
The Doctoral Admissions Committee will evaluate the essay. Committee members seek evidence regarding critical qualities and abilities including:
Motivation, maturity of judgment, and creativity;
Evidence of a sound personal agenda that includes achievable personal and professional objectives;
Awareness of intellectual strengths as well as skills needing development;
Awareness of program requirements
Proficiency with standard written English including the ability to express concepts and communicate meaning in concise writing
The Doctoral Entrance Essay components should include the following:
1. Biographical Component. Earlier learning experiences, both formal and informal, should be described. Characterize in terms of the nature and general outcome prior study, related work experience, and participation in scholarly research (if any).
2. Career Plan Component. Explain how a doctoral-level education fits with the stated career plan and goals. How will doctoral study, in conjunction with background and interests, further those goals?
3. Goals in Pursuing the Doctorate. Briefly discuss why the reasons for enrolling in doctoral study at Touro University Worldwide, including but not limited to:
The reasons for selecting the TUW program rather than another doctoral program;
The particular goals anticipated to be attained through completion of the doctoral curriculum;
Proposed topics being considered for the dissertation.
Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide. For more information on WSCUC, visit wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.