The DBA is designed for those who desire to advance their careers in management or consulting through high-quality, practice-focused research. Graduates of the Abraham Lincoln DBA program will be at the forefront of evidence-based management, enabling them to make contributions to the advancement of management practice. There is a growing recognition that this evidence-based approach to management is an increasingly important skill for executives. The Doctorate of Business Administration degree is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The DBA program offers a combination of both theoretical and applied research methodology courses. The program offers students a rigorous, research-focused curriculum that emphasizes assessment of the problems most relevant to managers. Students attend online face-to-face lectures, utilize web-conferencing tools to collaborate with faculty and peers, and develop their program through applied coursework, culminating in a dissertation under the supervision of faculty experts in their fields.
The DBA curriculum develops applied research modules to create independent thinkers and problem-solvers. Managers equipped with these advanced research skills will be better prepared to discover and address the usual and unusual problems that complex organizations face, lead change initiatives, improve performance, and impact standard business practices. Consequently, DBA graduates will increase their value to their organizations.