What Is a DBA Management Bridge Pathway?
Offered online by the College of Doctoral Studies, Grand Canyon University's online bridge to Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management is designed for ambitious learners with a master's degree in a field other than business administration. Bridge courses taken prior to your DBA management program offer the essential prerequisites to your doctoral study.
What You Will Study
In this online DBA in management bridge, you will complete the introductory courses required for doctoral-level business learners at GCU. This includes coursework in accounting, finance, statistics and marketing. The bridge courses provide content in the areas of business management.
Careers With a DBA in Management
The online bridge DBA in management pathway for entrance into the DBA program is for high-achieving professionals who are interested in career opportunities within academia, consulting or C-level executive roles. By completing the bridge and enrolling in the DBA with an Emphasis in Management (Quantitative), you will design and conduct research studies that examine and analyze events by interpreting numeric data. You will use statistical techniques to clean, describe, assess, summarize and compare study data.
An example of a quantitative management study might include creating, distributing and analyzing the results of a survey to describe customer satisfaction and whether customer satisfaction varies between groups. Based on the study results, you will have the opportunity to provide commentary on how the results compare with previous studies and offer specific recommendations for future studies that expand on specific knowledge relative to customer satisfaction.
As a student in the online DBA in management bridge pathway, you are immersed in key areas of modern business theory and practice, including:
- Consumerism and the global economy
- Leveraging intellectual capital
- Strategic management theory
- Values-driven leadership
Through extensive course work, you will be taught the skills of a researcher and how to apply this knowledge to expand business theory or application. Upon successful completion of the DBA bridge pathway, you can move into the Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management.
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