Horizontal TabsOverview For those of you who seek the pinnacle in academic credentials, JIU’s Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) delivers a powerful program designed to enhance your critical thinking and analytical skills, hone your leadership abilities and enable you to develop an expertise in conducting and understanding research, methodology and evaluation. JIU’s DBA offers a challenging core curriculum with a strong foundation in the basic disciplines. In concert, we address the dissertation portion through a number of concurrent courses created to walk you through your dissertation. These courses will assist in the formulation of your topic, the clarification of your research and the organization of your writing. Working with collegial peer cohorts will provide you with support and serve as a resource throughout your effort. For business and working academic professionals who want to propel their careers forward, a JIU DBA will afford you a competitive edge in the business field, whether you want to work in universities in administration or instruction or as a consultant, business coach and other management-level opportunities. Select an Area of Study Doctorate of Business Administration Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Contribute to advanced professional practice through the utilization of extensive knowledge of emerging business and management research within the context of applied business settings. Analyze critically the literature of both business management and applied research. Integrate applied research with academic learning as a forerunner to the formulation of vision and strategy in the business enterprise. Create rigorous, independent and creative dissertation research using applied research methodologies, in order to contribute to the professional body of knowledge and communicate the research findings. Program Disclosures Make an informed decision: Gainful Employment Disclosures Review potential occupations, tuition and fees, on-time completion rates and median loan debt.