I have to admit, I rolled my eyes at this: https://www.una.edu/business/executive-dba.html A $99,000, 3-year executive DBA offered by the University of Northern Alabama. If I understand the different degrees (and somebody please correct me if I'm wrong), a PhD in Business Administration or Finance is going to focus on more "clean" theoretical problems, involving more quantitative and controlled data or simulations that are less easily applied, while a DBA thesis potentially involves more real-world data and perhaps a real organizational problem being solved. So it makes me wonder why the EDBA? The EMBA exists for busy executives who need a more intensive/quicker curriculum that focuses on the needs of those higher up in the organization (I think.) But you can't really cut time out of a doctorate and still develop the research skills you need, right? And if the goal were to target mid-career professionals, doesn't a "regular" DBA already cover this? Anyway, I'd love to hear people's thoughts because I'm coming at this as an outsider.