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Announcing our First Doctoral Program: Doctor of Business Administration

April 29, 2020

Powerful New Online Degree Combines Organizational Leadership and Business Analytics 

Expanding its extensive portfolio of graduate degree programs, Northwood University’s Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management announces the addition of a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree.

Through the use of emerging techniques and tools in data analytics, quantitative decision-making, and qualitative research, the DBA focuses on applying business theory in areas such as leadership, organizational culture, and global change to complex problems.

“With a mission to create future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society, a Doctor of Business Administration was a natural extension of our comprehensive business programming,” said Dr. Kristin Stehouwer, Chief Academic Officer at Northwood University. Dr. Lisa Fairbairn, Dean of the DeVos Graduate School of Management added, “What differentiates this program is its emphasis on practical application as well as scholarly development. The program’s unique, combined focus on leadership and business analytics will not only help individuals become more complete and compelling leaders, it will also prepare business scholar practitioners to solve  complex problems and drive strategic change.”

The DBA is an excellent next step for those with a master’s degree in a business-related field who are looking to enhance their knowledge and expertise to transform themselves into dynamic problem-solvers and business leaders. The three-year, online curriculum allows students to begin their dissertation during the first year. Doctoral students will also participate in annual collaborative residencies where they share research, learn from peers, faculty, and industry experts, and develop valuable networks.

“We are thrilled to offer Northwood University’s first doctorate program adding to our 61-year history of business education,” said President of Northwood, Dr. Kent MacDonald. “With the DBA, we will further develop working professionals into scholar-practitioners that are the exceptional problem-solvers needed today.”

Northwood is now accepting applications for the fall cohort beginning in August 2020. The University is looking for individuals who have already earned a master’s degree in a business-related area and want to advance their career, conduct applied research, instruct at educational institutions, or consult on organizational performance.

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