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Free virtual open house to explore how a DBA can advance your career

January 25, 2023

Northwood University is hosting a free virtual workshop on Feb. 8 for the community to learn about the DeVos Graduate School’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program.

“At Northwood University, leadership isn’t simply taught, it’s instilled,” stated Matt Bennett, vice president of graduate enrollment and professional studies. “The DeVos Graduate School programs will transform you — personally and professionally. Accelerated, traditional, working professional or online students are welcome to explore our dynamic learning environments.”

Northwood University’s Richard DeVos Graduate of School is renowned for online programs allowing you to complete your master’s degree from anywhere. Northwood announced the addition of a DBA degree program in April 2020.

“Our DBA program is a natural 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 better problem-solvers and business leaders,” Bennett stated.

Northwood’s DBA experience offers a unique combination of data-driven analytics and behavioral-based leadership. It consists of 54- to 60-credit hours of study that focuses on applying existing theories and knowledge to real-world business problems.

“The result of finishing the program is a complete leader whose marketability has skyrocketed,” Bennett stated.

Those who hold DBAs are often in leadership positions such as chief financial officer, chief operating officer, chief executive officer and a variety of other executive management and business consulting roles.

If you’re interested in learning more, the DeVos Graduate School’s program includes:

A 3-year program that allows students to begin their dissertation during the first year.

• A unique curriculum focused on leadership and business analytics using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

• Small class sizes instructed by business experienced professors who hold terminal degrees.

• Dedicated student and faculty advisors to support students from the application process through program completion.

Through the DeVos Graduate School’s DBA cohort model and residencies, students also will develop and leverage personal and professional networks. It’s a model that current students endorse.

“I chose Northwood University’s DBA Program to distinguish myself from my colleagues and competitors,” stated Bryson Ruffin, district rental manager for Penske Truck Leasing. “Achieving a doctoral degree is the summit of academia in business and will open doors for quicker advancement in my career. An additional bonus was that the program structure offers a versatile and flexible learning schedule.”

The virtual open house, named “DBA Unscripted,” will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 8. Attendees are asked to register in advance at (click “Submit” to access the registration form).

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