Hello All: I'm not really new around here but am new to all of you. I've been a lurker for about a year and have enjoyed getting to know SurfDoctor, Rich Douglas, Ted Heiks, SteveFoerster, Kizmet, Randell1234, Maniac Craniac and many other regulars through your posts. I finally decided it was time to tap into the wonderful experience and expertise available in this community. A brief bit of background: I was considering applying to traditional/on-ground business management Ph.D. programs until I realized that I really did not want to endure being a poor starving student for 5 years. I work in technology and felt that the opportunity cost involved in giving that up in favor of many lean, mean years as a full-time student living on a small stipend was just not compelling enough. Long story short, I opted to apply to Northeastern's low-residency Ed.D. program in Organizational Leadership Studies and have been accepted. My ultimate aim, though, is to secure a full-time teaching position at an overseas university where I intend to teach management courses in their business department. A few points about my goal: I have read in this forum that there is some disagreement as to whether or not those of us who graduate from DL programs are able to secure full-time teaching positions. I have done a bit of research on this and have found individuals who've graduated from the likes of Argosy teaching full-time at California State universities, for instance. Also, I've read that there is a serious shortage of business professors (apologies for not being able to find a more current article: A Shortage of Business Professors Leads to 6-Figure Salaries for New Ph.D.'s - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education) so that leads me to wonder whether beggars can really be choosers, so to speak. So putting all of that together brings me to my questions. I've done a search or two on this site but didn't turn up anything on my forthcoming questions. Alas, here they are: 1. Has anyone had any experience completing the AACSB-Endorsed Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Programs (http://www.aacsb.edu/bridgetobusiness/default.asp)? "From the website: Graduates from an AACSB accredited Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Program may be classified as Academically Qualified (AQ) [to pursue academic positions] in their disciplines for a period of five years from the date of graduation." I ask because I'm considering completing the short bridge program (it's 7-8 weeks in length) post completion of my doctorate so that I may pursue full-time business teaching positions. 2. I will be completing an Ed.D. rather than a Ph.D. I am aware of the "Ed.D.'s are a Ph.D.-light" debate, however, while at USC, I had several professors who held Ed.D.'s. Northeastern's faculty webpage also lists several Ed.D.'s--not a preponderance but several nonetheless. Would be interested in hearing your thoughts on whether my chances of securing a full-time business professorship might meet a significant roadblock because of the Ed.D. I will share that 3 of the 4 universities that offer the bridge program only require that candidates have earned a doctorate degree of any designation (within particular fields), while the remaining school requires that candidates have earned a Ph.D specifically. As a related aside, I am happy to adjunct while moving up the corporate ladder should it be an absolute impossibility to achieve the goal I've shared herein. That said, I am actively pursuing my intended aim and am working to beef up my CV by publishing, presenting and adjuncting (although, so far, securing adjunct gigs has been a long slog, but that's a different matter). Thanks for bearing with this long, first post. I appreciate your forthcoming insights.