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Doctor of Business Administration in Managerial Science (DBA)

"The University of Atlanta’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program in Managerial Science has been designed for a diversified student body: experienced business professionals who wish to translate corporate experience into senior leadership options, be it as a member of the executive team within their current organization or as a top competitor in other settings; individuals at any stage of their career who, beyond their completed Master’s level studies in Business or Management, are inspired to soar higher, to explore, examine and critically evaluate theories, applications, concepts, processes and conventions in new, creative ways; those who, already part of the world of higher education or headed in such direction, seek an appointment or professional advancement that the DBA is apt to facilitate; and those who, focused less on specific objectives, as conventionally defined, and more on the process of, and quest for, further growth and development, seek the learning experience that such a program promises to provide.

Whatever the personal or professional motivation, as part of a DBA cohort at the University of Atlanta, students will engage with highly-qualified corporate executives and academic professionals alike who build upon each candidate’s established core skills and knowledge to develop a superior level of competence in managerial science. Sophisticated critical thinking skills will be honed via guided scholarly and practical enterprise, action research, complex problem-solving activities and analytical assessment of relevant case studies.

Developed with the input and insight of a broad-winged panel of experienced faculty members and leading business practitioners, the DBA program emphasizes advanced decision-making and leadership skills, in-depth knowledge of both theory and application, and the ability to manage positive social change. Throughout this educational journey, students will explore many of the greatest challenges and opportunities confronting business and leadership today, including, among others, globalization, ethics, and management of stakeholder relationships. Whatever one’s specific background or particular interests, the DBA candidate will develop the critical knowledge and practical skills required for success. Students will have ample opportunity to target specific areas of interest within the program setting and will ultimately be well prepared and well positioned for forward direction and upward mobility.

The DBA program, while academically rigorous, has been developed to foster the needs of active professionals who must balance the demands of career, family, and educational advancement. Moreover, U of A’s School of Business and Managerial Science welcomes and encourages students with diverse backgrounds and from all geographic locations, world-wide. In consequence of such diversity and cross-national emphasis, we are able to provide an enriched, value-added environment for expanded learning, one wherein global perspectives and multi-cultural exchange flourish. The largely a-synchronous delivery model (with synchronous, cohort-based components) affords an opportunity to those who, despite their qualifications and desire for doctoral-level studies, would not be able to pursue this option within the traditional academic setting. It is for this reason, too, that, unlike most programs, we require no time in residence, thereby eliminating the significant costs travel and inconvenience.

Those who are accepted into a doctoral cohort of the University of Atlanta’s DBA program will embark on a “new intellectual journey.”"

  • Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills to identify problems and to develop problem-solving abilities within the business context.
  • Develop potential, enabling them to face the future with confidence and determination.
  • Prepare for leadership and service within a broad spectrum of business and business-related arenas.
  • Acquire the tools specific to business processes and procedures and the capacity to understand the principal theory, significance and practical applications related thereto.
  • Develop a solid understanding of the functional components of business - economics, marketing, accounting, finance, law, management, thus enabling the graduate to assume managerial trainee and like positions, in which they will have the occasion to grow and develop further.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to the solution of real-life (field related) problems both individually and through teamwork within the context of a variety of active learning environments.
  • Develop strong communication skills with due emphasis on the tools of effective writing.

Graduates in Administration will be suitably prepared to assume management trainee positions in the corporate sector, in industry, in government, in other professional arenas – or, alternatively, to assume enhanced responsibilities within the context of a currently-held position. Those who so elect will be academically prepared to pursue graduate studies in business or in a wide array of related disciplines.

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Graduates in Administration will be suitably prepared to assume management trainee positions in the corporate sector, in industry, in government, in other professional arenas – or, alternatively, to assume enhanced responsibilities within the context of a currently-held position. Those who so elect will be academically prepared to pursue graduate studies in business or in a wide array of related disciplines.

Study and Discover

  • Our courses give a great exposure to students to a great number of researches and latest technological advancement.
  • Studying at UOFA encourages innovative and self-governing thinking of students and professionals.





  • UOFA offers accredited degree programs to working adults globally. Our programs are accredited to ensure that our students are accepted and recognized globally through their academics.

  • UofA faculty comprises some of the brightest minds in academics as well as industry. These leaders have devoted their time and expertise to the university to design a curriculum that supports the busy life styles of today's working adults.

  • Our intensive focused programs provide the opportunity for you to explore specific topics in-depth on a daily basis. We provide you the flexibility to design your own academic schedule.

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