Posted by Peter Gregory on 01/28/19 3:53pm
I am interested in the origins and evolution of the DBA degree in the United States.There doesn't seem to be a history to be found online regarding the inauguration of the degree - first recognized program, profile of increase of DBA programs in the US/North America, general health of the industry for DBA programs.Any help appreciated,Peter
Posted by thomas.graf on 01/29/19 10:20am
thank you for this interesting question. I am not sure about it. In fact, I always thought that Harvard University was the first institution to offer a DBA program.
Now, first I don't know if this is true; and second, the Harvard DBA is not a typical DBA but rather a PhD. The fact, that this program grants a DBA after graduation merely has to do with internal policies.
I just sent an email to Harvard University asking to bring me in contact with someone who may know more about the history of DBA programs. Will keep you updated.
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