When you have a passion and want to continue with a higher education degree, the DBA program is an exceptional choice.

Dr. Sharifa Batts,
Institution:Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
Program:Doctor of Business Administration
Degree:2022

What did you do before this DBA?

Sharifa completed her MBA at Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business & Management in August 2018. Sharifa serves as the VP of ESG & Safety at Ports America, the largest stevedore company in the U.S. operating in 33 ports in over 70 locations

Why did you decide to do this DBA?

She was motivated to enroll in the DBA Program to be a role model for my daughters, grandchildren, and increase awareness of the contributions of underrepresented groups whose voice is not always heard.

What did you experience during the program?

The highlights of the DBA program are the members of the cohort and learning from all of the unique individuals. The faculty are amazing and their mentorship and the rigor of the program is priceless.

How did you benefit from the program?

The DBA program expanded her knowledge on both boards and diversity and has impacted my life both professionally and personally as she have received a few promotions throughout the program and is the champion of Diversity in the workplace and sits on a few boards to make a difference in the community.

Why would you recommend this program to others?

The DBA program is amazing and the professors push the students to their full potential. When you have a passion and want to continue with a higher education degree, the DBA program is an exceptional choice.

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