Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
Doctor of Business Administration
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Recognized in renowned business school rankings, including CEO Magazine's Global DBA Listing and the Executive DBA Council, the Executive Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree is an AACSB and WASC-accredited, academically rigorous program designed specifically for accomplished executives who would like to deepen their professional knowledge through applied research.
The transformational, three year degree program provides the tools to distinguish yourself in the world of business as an industry thought leader within a global community of practitioner-scholars. Through rigorous applied research and executive coaching, you’ll develop the mindset and competencies necessary to create innovative business solutions and new knowledge that will make a meaningful impact that goes beyond your organization. Experienced executives enrolled in the program immerse themselves in a learning community conducive to identifying research-based insights that address some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities we face in business today.
Strongly committed to developing purpose-driven, Best for the World Leaders who seek to positively impact business and society, the program's core philosophy is consistent with the values and principles that shape Graziadio's approach to personal, student-centered learning. Working closely with our expert faculty, executives will leverage contemporary theories, advanced analytical methods and their professional experience to develop new evidence-based insights for improving and shaping the future of business and the world.
Our Executive DBA requires only six residential sessions in the first two years with your third year dedicated to conducting research and writing your doctoral dissertation, in the format of a monograph or two publishable articles.
*Tuition includes fees, all meals for the six residential sessions, access to online course content and research resources, and software licenses. The cost of tuition is in effect for the 2021-2022 academic year and is subject to change at the University's discretion.
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For the Fall 2022 term, deadlines are as follows:
Application procedure and requirements (101 word count)
For the admissions process, applicants will first create an online application profile while completing the following materials to be considered for admission to the DBA program:
*A business-related masters degree or a doctoral degree is required for admission to the Executive DBA program.
**Intellectual contributions are optional but not required for admission to the Executive DBA program.
***Select candidates are invited for an interview.