Distance PhD or DBA

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by JoshD, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    Yeah the four-week summer residencies would not work. I just do not have that much PTO.
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  2. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    I think the other thing that has been torn is that I was accepted into these programs:

    MS Finance - Truslaske College of Business at the University of Missouri

    DBA - Grand Canyon University

    I currently work in banking so I think the MS Finance would be more applicable. However, a doctorate is always something I have wanted to do. Without a shadow of a doubt Mizzou has a far better reputation than GCU. I have a few months to decide I guess but it is definitely a tough decision.
  3. JimmyG

    JimmyG New Member

    Actually I have the similar requirements as Josh does. I want to pursue a doctorate, but have to make a living with a full time job. Online or long distance PhD/DBA program in any countries would be the most prudent one for me with this pandemic of COVID-19. My problem is though I worked for global companies for more than a decade and could use English for communication, I didn't try any TOFEL or GRE test in the past, hence, I have no evidence for my English skill, It might be even more difficult to apply for such test for now when the coronavirus is spreading...:(
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  4. Acolyte

    Acolyte Active Member

    I don't have much to contribute here, I just wanted to say that Franklin University is located here in Columbus, and it has a good reputation here and in the region especially in business circles. They are very focused on the adult learner. I actually signed up for the MBA program back in 2006 after I graduated from Ohio State (at 35 years old) and I was very impressed with their approach, their communication, and their virtual courseware (especially for the time) - ultimately I decided not to pursue the MBA at that time and dropped after a couple of weeks. They were very supportive in both encouraging you that you "can do this" - offering help in every way possible - and also with, "You have to do it when you are ready to do it. It's a commitment." type of thing. I was impressed and it left a good feel about the university itself. I have three family members that graduated from Franklin University back in the late 60's when it was still just a "business college" and hadn't been fully accredited as the University that it is today. (I think they got accreditation back in the 1970's) Anyway, .02. Good luck with your search.
  5. G. Vargas

    G. Vargas New Member

    Hi Josh: I suggest you to check the Global Humanistic University offer: it’s a DBA degree, online and it is AACSB accredited. Kindly check their website: https://www.ghu.edu.cw/dba

    Kind regards.
  6. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

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  7. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    I appreciate the suggestion. At this time, I have opted to forgo a doctorate program and have instead decided to accept my admissions offer at Duke University.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I have looked into the Liberty University's Business School for Doctor of Business Administration in Finance. I also stalked people who earned DBA from Liberty and where do they work via Linkedin. Although I could not find any graduates working at big firms or corporations; however, their business school seems to be improved with investment in facilities and equipment. I am wondering if they are aiming for AACSB accreditation. I see they are currently accredited by ACBSP and seeking ACBSP for Doctorate accreditation. I am still flipping the coin between Liberty University's DBA in Finance or the University of Florida's Executive MBA if I don't get into Imperial College London's Global MBA.

    In your opinion would be any chance Liberty University is seeking AACSB in the future?

  9. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    I do not foresee Liberty seeking AACSB Accreditation anytime soon. I do think it would be advantageous for them but they still need to get their DBA to be accredited under ACBSP. It would be at minimum 5+ years before I could see them even considering AACSB.
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  10. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    "Don't go to Harvard, but to the Business School at the University of Scranton, where they are changing lives."
    - Peter Drucker, Father of Modern Management

    Go Scranton (A Jesuit and Catholic university). Haha... (yes, I have ties to Scranton). They have a flexible DBA program, albeit mad expensive.
  11. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Yeah, it is extremely expensive. Maybe the Doctor of Administration from Grenoble Ecole de Manamagenet is cheaper than Scranton. I like Liberty's program because of its structure in Finance.
  12. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    What is your end goal? When will you hear from Imperial?
  13. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    I love Liberty and rave about it a lot on here. However, I always warn people that they should think about whether they can deal with the negative media attention that is often associated with Liberty. If that doesn't matter (for me it doesn't), then you will do just fine at Liberty. You seem to be more focused on career advancement rather than academia. The DBA might be a good fit because it culminates in a doctoral project rather than a dissertation.

    The end goal is perhaps the most important factor to consider when embarking on a doctoral journey. Always consider the "why."
  14. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    Small world.
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  15. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I have three goals for the business degree, the primary goal is to be an independent investor. The secondary is to run my own business. But those two fails, I can use the degree to climb the corporate ladder. I had an admission interview yesterday, and the decision will come out by May 27.
  16. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I thought about an MBA with Finance from a top school and/or DBA with Finance from decend school would serve my goals.
  17. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    You already have two master's degrees from very nicely ranked schools. Why go for a third plus a doctorate? I mean, it's your money. But if I was in your shoes, I'd go for either the master's or the doctorate, not both.
  18. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    “The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” -- Oscar Wilde

    The cost of the degree is about the weakest factor in making one's decision to choose pursuing a doctorate. They're all expensive; some more than others.
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  19. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Oh, I meant "OR." I did not realize I included "AND" in there.
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  20. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    TEKMAN, if those are your goals, have you considered a MS in Finance from a decent ranked program? Indiana University Kelley School of Business offers an online MS in Finance and they are a Top 25 US Business School. It is y our money and your goals, but if finance is where you want to be might as well surround yourself with curriculum that is pretty well completely finance related.

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