Walden University's DBA Program

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  1. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    I, too, don't understand why they would accept up to 15 units of transfer graduate credit as part of the 60 doctoral units.
     
  2. Dwand

    Dwand New Member

    The program has 5 core business courses (15 sem credits). If similar courses have already been taken in an MBA program or other Master's program, you can in essence have transfer credits applied from your Master's program.

    Completion Requirements
    60 semester credit hours
    Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)
    Core business courses (15 sem. cr.)
    Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.)
    Research methods courses (6 sem. cr.)
    Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)
    Doctoral studies courses (24 sem. cr.)
    8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies

    Core Business Courses
    Course Code Course Title Credits
    DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3
    DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3
    DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3
    DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment – Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3
    DDBA 8150 Leadership: Building Sustainable Organizations 3
     
  3. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    No dissertation?! Am I reading that correctly? Or is "Doctoral Studies" a dissertation?
     
  4. jayncali73

    jayncali73 New Member

    From their website; Course description: DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 sem. cr.)
    "This final doctoral study demonstrates a student’s scholarly ability to examine, critique, and synthesize knowledge, theory, and experience, so that new ideas can be tested; best practices identified, established, and verified; and theoretical, practice or policy constructs evaluated and advanced. In all cases, the doctoral study is a rigorous inquiry that results in new knowledge, insight, or practice, demonstrating its efficacy in the world of business and management. The goal of the doctoral study is for the business professional to conduct an investigation that focuses on business practice within a designated context. Ultimately, every doctoral study should make a fresh contribution to the field of practice in the professional business environment".
    http://www.waldenu.edu/Degree-Programs/Doctorate/21251.htm

    I noticed that Argosy online has a DBA program that is 60 semester hours too....
     
  5. slb1957

    slb1957 New Member

    Their glossy brochure and course descriptions refer to a dissertation.
     
  6. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Well, I did something unheard of...I called the school and asked at the source. They do require a dissertation. If you look at the specializions it shows 24 credits are required for the dissertation. I pointed out that the course descriptions make it appear as if only 4 credits were required for a Doctoral Study Completion and the response was, "oh, your right but it does require a dissertation."
     
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    The 4 credits is for the dissertation proposal; there is a further 20 credits for the dissertation itself.
     
  8. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    Now, that makes more sense... I was hoping the original poster would just answer the question about the program they were describing, so we could be lazy and not have to actually look ourselves. :)
     
  9. Dwand

    Dwand New Member

    This is a blog of educated people. If it interest you that much, look it up for yourself. My question was to people in the program, I'm not your enrollment advisor. I notice your post always have a negative connotation.

    If you couldn't answer my original question you had no need to comment, period.
     
  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Hmmm. I'm pretty sure that Dave was just joking. No need to get upset.
    Good luck with your program. I'm sure we'll be interested in any updates that you could provide.
     
  11. Dwand

    Dwand New Member

    Not upset at all! Just wanted to make it clear I was just asking anyone in the program about the program, nothing more, nothing less. I wasn't trying to sell anyone on the program or provide commentary of curriculum.

    Thanks for wishing me luck.
     
  12. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    In the most positive tone possible, I suggest that you might have misunderstood my tone and the nature of my questions.
     

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