The Doctorate of Business Administration program is designed to provide managers and leaders with a global perspective which emphasizes the use of both practical and theoretical approaches. The Core, Concentration, and Dissertation course syllabi are organized around this goal. The successful completion of class projects and assignments require research skills and the discovery of new knowledge as students search for solutions to problems in today's ever changing environment.

Program Objectives

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program objective is to train scholars to develop and sharpen management theories to enhance their contribution to management education and practice. Students acquire advanced knowledge of literature and theory in their major, that provides a foundation for their area of specialization. They are given theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced research skills, which is essential for publishing in leading academic journals.

Requirements

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree requires 66 graduate semester credits beyond the Master's degree. The dissertation preparation courses account for 12 of the total required credits. A comprehensive exam is required prior to approval of the dissertation proposal.

Concentrations

California Miramar University offers doctoral business degree (DBA) in four areas of concentration, allowing students the opportunity to focus on what is meaningful to their professional growth and development.

  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management

Financial Management

The lifeblood of every organization - private, public, religious or corporate - is its financial resources. Managers must know how to manage and allocate resources in order to ensure long-term profitability and organizational health. This concentration assists students with developing these essential skills.

International Business

The "global economy" requires that domestic and foreign business managers have the knowledge of cultural, economic, political and legal environments of business and the necessary managerial skills for making management decisions in an international context. This concentration focuses on the essential elements required to understand and manage international organizations.

Marketing

The Marketing concentration moves beyond fundamentals by focusing upon marketing management and marketing research. The courses provide students the opportunity to enhance existing skills and knowledge and to gain new skills and knowledge germane to effectively managing the entire scope of the product life cycle in a strategically-sound, systematic, ethical, and legal manner.

Strategic Management

This concentration prepares individuals who seek top leadership positions in business or who seek to be valued consultants to businesses and other organizations. Prospective top leaders and consultants must prepare themselves to see and evaluate the "big picture" and think and act "strategically." Leaders develop analytical and strategic thinking skills early in their careers. Consultants engage in problems solving with their client firms, always with an understanding of the strategic implications of what they are doing, and ultimately may help firms develop and implement strategies. The concentration in Strategic Management prepares students for such careers. That is why we say Strategic Management is a career, not a job.

Curriculum

Graduates must successfully complete the 66 credit hours outlined below:

Core Courses

36 Semester Credit Hours

Concentration Courses

18 Semester Credit Hours

Dissertation Courses

12 Semester Credit Hours

Total Doctor of Business Administration

66 Semester Credit Hours

 Doctorate of Business Administration Required Core Courses

Course No.

Title

Credit Hours

BUS 7010

Seminar in International Economic Theory, Policy and Trade

3

BUS 7020

Seminar in Organizational Theory

3

BUS 7040

Seminar in Advanced Corporate Finance

3

BUS 7050

Managing Social Responsibility

3

BUS 7060

Corporate Governance and Globalization

3

BUS 7070

Global Business Strategy: Managing Across Borders and Cultures

3

BUS 7080

Applied Statistics

3

BUS 7090

Organizational Change Management and Process

3

BUS 7100

Seminar in Advanced Marketing Management

3

BUS 7110

Strategic Human Resource Management

3

BUS 7120

Business Values and Ethics

3

BUS 7130

Seminar in Advanced Strategic Management

3

Doctorate of Business Administration Dissertation Courses

Course No.

Title

Credit Hours

BUS 8210

Dissertation Process

4

BUS 8220

Research Methods and Design

4

BUS 8230

Dissertation Completion and Defense

4

Concentration Courses

(6 Courses Required - 18 Semester Credit Hours)

To achieve an area of concentration, six courses must be chosen from the specific area of concentration desired. CMU offers areas of concentration listed below.

Doctorate of Business Administration / International Business

(6 courses required - 18 Semester Credit Hours)

Course No.

Title

Credit Hours

IBA 7510

Seminar in International Business

3

FIN 7470

Seminar in International Finance

3

MKT 7310

Advanced International Marketing

3

IBA 7520

International Accounting

3

HRM 7530

International Human Resource Management

3

IBA 7540

International Business Law

3

Doctorate of Business Administration / Marketing

(6 courses required - 18 Semester Credit Hours)

Course No.

Title

Credit Hours

MKT 7310

Advanced International Marketing

3

MKT 7320

Seminar in Consumer Behavior

3

MKT 7330

Strategic Marketing

3

MKT 7340

Advanced Marketing Research

3

MKT 7350

Marketing Communications

3

MKT 7360

Pricing Theory and Practice

3

Doctorate of Business Administration / Strategic Management

(6 courses required - 18 Semester Credit Hours)

Course No.

Title

Credit Hours

MGT 7610

Seminar in Strategy and Competitive Advantage

3

MGT 7620

Technology Strategy

3

MGT 7630

Strategy Formulation and Execution

3

MGT 7640

Strategic Thinking

3

MGT 7650

Organization Theory: A Strategic Approach

3

MGT 7660

Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations

3

Doctorate of Business Administration / Finance

(6 courses required - 18 Semester Credit Hours)

Course No.

Title

Credit Hours

FIN 7420

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

3

FIN 7430

Financial Economics

3

FIN 7440

Financial Markets and Institutions

3

FIN 7460

Derivatives and Risk Management

3

FIN 7470

Seminar in International Finance

3

FIN 7490

Seminar in Mergers and Acquisitions

3