100k+ University of Pittsburg DBA versus 60k less well known DBA

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by life_learner, Sep 16, 2021.

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  1. life_learner

    life_learner New Member

    It's steep. It seems almost all AACSB accredited DBA are around 100k. On the lower end, a couple program around 60k. Pepperdine and Case Western Reserve are most expensive. UNCG is probably the cheapest but they don't offer accounting as a concentration.
    Once I get the formal letter from Pittsburgh, I will know if there is at least some scholarship. Otherwise, I may end up going to the less well known but still AACSB accredited DBA program.
     
  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    No truer words said....
     
  3. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    If your goal is to move into academia full-time for a professorship, then a Full-Time On-Campus PhD at an AACSB accredited program is going to be your best bet. Can you pull it off through distance learning? Absolutely. Will it make an already difficult thing to accomplish even more difficult? Probably.

    Pursuing the DBA via DL is typically done by a few folks: 1) those who want to do it for self-satisfaction and 2) those who are already in academia and need a doctorate for a promotion within their department or university.

    Of course, as @chrisjm18 has shown with one of his threads, non-traditional routes to tenure track positions to exist but one would be lying if they did not say it was more difficult than the traditional route.
     
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  4. life_learner

    life_learner New Member

    The opportunity cost of a full time PhD program is too high for me. I currently work for a Fortune 100 company, leading multiple teams of data scientists, compensation (base, bonus, retirement) around 280k in an average cost of living area. Also, a top full time PhD program probably will not admit me as I am outside their target age range, even though my recent GMAT score is above 700 and my previous graduate GPA from a couple of top programs is around 3,9.

    The DBA is partly a personal goal and partly a contingency plan. I am willing to spend at least $40k out of the pocket ($60k total) for a decent AACSB DBA program. Not sure about the additional $40k to $70k for the Pittsburgh program yet.
     
  5. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Based on what you said, then it. worths to get your degree at Pittsburg. The opportunity cost is too high for a full-time Ph.D. on campus.
     
  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I suspect this fails to capture the largest audience: practitioners using the degree to advance their skills and their careers. This is especially true in my field, where the doctorate is a big deal.
     
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  7. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

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    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

  9. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    $138K? Why am I continue to study for a Doctorate? I am on the wrong path. :D
     

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