Selecting an AACSB Program

Program selection
  • Posted by Mike on 01/11/19 2:16am

    My goal is to become a college business professor. Looking for recommendations for a DBA/PhD hybrid/online program!

    Desired Qualifications

    Cost: Less Than $80k Total Tuition

    Accreditation: AACSB

    Residency: My location is Oregon near Portland, so programs that meet for 1 - 3 weeks are preferable to 10 weekends a year

    Reputation: School and faculty are known for quality research and teaching, produce well qualified candidates who can become college business professors

    • Posted by James on 01/23/21 5:05pm

      There are many AACSB accredited DBA programs. However, most of them usually cost well above $80K.

      There are three non-traditional PhD in Business programs (hybrid model) and two DBA program that might meet your criteria around 80K (total tuition, excluding lodging, travel, etc...) that are AACSB accredited.

      Non-traditional PhD in Business
      University of North Carolina at Greensboro (majority of the program is online with very low residency)
      Indiana University of Pennsylvania
      Florida Atlantic University

      Marshall University
      Florida international University

      The following two AACSB accredited DBA programs are slightly above 80K mark for tuition:
      University of Rhode Island (`$83k)
      University of North Alabama (~$84K)

      I hope that this helps.

    • Posted by James on 01/23/21 5:07pm

      Sorry about University of North Alabama, it's DBA program now costs well over 80K.

  • Posted by thomas.graf on 01/11/19 12:37pm

    Dear Sir,

    Hybrid programs
    I don't know of a hybrid Phd/DBA program and I don't know how a serious program should work like that. A PhD is a fundamental education in Knowledge Creation, targeting Master graduates with am ambition to become a professor at a university and to publish.

    A DBA is targetting business people and executives who want to qualify in applied research, often times using their own company's data fopr their dissertation / doctoral thesis, with the goal to teach occasionally but to remain in business.

    Pleaese have a look at our articles on PhD and DBA differences.

    You can find DBA programs from a AACSB-accredited institution on our accreditation page.

    Please have a look at our How to find quality DBA programs article.

    Information on structure (e.g., 10 weekends) and tuition fees have to be collected by visiting the websites of the DBA institutions. To facilitate your life, I recommend you to use the search filters at - e.g., Country and Teaching Mode.

    Best wishes,

    By Thomas Graf
    Author of the MIM eBook