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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA, PhD)

School of Business and Economics
Atlantic International University

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA, PhD) program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced managers and professionals in the business arena by extending their management knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process management skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields. The Doctor of Business Administration degree is geared for those who seek to contribute to the improvement of an organization’s overall performance in today’s highly competitive business world.

AIU’s Doctorate degree in Business Administration goes one step further by allowing students to study and research multiple key areas of business and management to develop a unique foundation of practical knowledge and business theory. The program is also offered as a PhD in Business Administration.

Your AIU Distance Learning Doctorate program in Business Administration will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. What to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Business Administration:

MBM700 Organizational Behavior
MBM702 Business and Society: Corporate Strategy, Public Policy, Ethics
MBM704 Operations Management for Competitive Advantage
MBM706 Research Techniques and Methods
MBM708 International Business: Challenge of Global Competition
MBM710 Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases
MBM712 Managerial Economics and Business Strategy

Specialty Courses and Topics in Business Administration:

Track 1- International Management:
MBM811 International Management: Culture & Strategy
MBM813 Global Challenges in Management

Track 2 - Information Technology Management:
MBM815 Managing IT in the E-Business Enterprise
MBM817 Internet Business Models and Strategies

Track 3- Human Resources:
MBM819 Leadership in Organizations
MBM821 Human Relations and Performance

Track 4 - Commerce and Economics:
MBM823 Managerial Economics and Organization Architecture
MBM825 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

Track 5- Marketing:
MBM827 Strategic Logistics in Marketing
MBM829 Marketing Research

Track 6 - Accounting and Finance:
MBM831 Cost Management Strategies
MBM833 Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy

Track 7- Knowledge Management:
MBM835 Enabling Knowledge Management
MBM837 Knowledge Management Strategies

Research Project in Business Administration:

Doctoral Dissertation Project
MBM900 Doctoral Proposal
MBM902 Doctoral Dissertation (15,000 words)
Publication: Each Doctor of Business Administration graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

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