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One of the first of its kind in Canada, the Haskayne Doctor of Business Administration will prepare graduates to address complex strategic and organizational challenges and to become thought-leaders in their field of interest. Developed for senior business leaders, the DBA is designed to build effective research, critical thinking and analytical skills required for the successful leading of organizations.
The Haskayne DBA combines graduate-level courses with a rigorous research component, including a thesis based on independent inquiry and under the guidance of a supervisor assigned at the start of the program. Upon graduation, students become practitioner-scholars and are equipped with the skills to make superior decisions for the benefit of their organizations through the application of scholarly knowledge and the use of evidence.
Strategic management, Management consulting, Applied research, Teaching
A Doctor in Business Administration is usually considered a final degree.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Six core courses and two additional courses
A minimum of 3.50 GPA on a 4.0 point system.
A post-baccalaureate degree (MBA or relevant business-focused Master’s degree). Students with credential in an area other than business may require to complete a qualifying period to gain general business background before beginning the doctoral course requirements.
At least 10 years of management experience, including seven years at the senior management or executive level, or at least five years’ experience as lecturer/instructor in a relevant field in a college or university program.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on January 1:
Canadian and permanent - apply by September 15
International - apply by June 1