DBA in Management - Quantitative

Doctor of Business Administration: Management (Quantitative Research)

Offered By: College of Doctoral Studies

What Is a Quantitative Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) With an Emphasis in Management?

Students pursuing their quantitative DBA with an Emphasis in Management will focus on examining and analyzing events by interpreting numeric data. They will use statistical tools to clean, assess and study data, whereas students pursing their qualitative DBA will use research studies to gain insight into how and why people think, believe and behave a certain way.

Focus Your DBA in Management

Demonstrate your commitment to professional excellence by earning your DBA with an Emphasis in Management. Offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies, the DBA in Management delivers a rigorous curriculum that blends transformative business practices with strategic management theory. The program empowers executives and those in leadership roles to apply sound business principles within a wide range of sectors.

Our online DBA with an Emphasis in Management enables learners to study from anywhere at any time. The dynamic learning platform is intuitive in design and collaborative in nature, connecting learners to fully-qualified instructors. Learners benefit from the diverse perspectives of peers and the ongoing mentorship of faculty members through the dissertation process.

Research Business Tools and Become a Leader

As a private, faith-based school, GCU encourages learners to study the curriculum through the lens of the Christian worldview. There is an emphasis on the role of ethical decision making and the principles of servant leadership for current and aspiring business leaders. Learners will benefit from polishing their communication skills, critically analyzing data and integrating systematic feedback to achieve programmatic competencies.

Students pursuing their Doctor of Business Administration degree in Management will take courses such as management theory in a global economy, emerging issues in financial management and designing organizational structures. In this minimum 60-credit program, students will also study the following topic areas:

  • Theories and frameworks that drive financial decision making in 21st century organizations with a focus on the changing business environment
  • Seminal management theories and their application to support organizational sustainability in a global economy
  • The relationship between organizational design and structures including the theoretical foundations of decision making
  • The legal aspects of business management with an emphasis on limiting organizational liability in an ethical manner
  • Microeconomic principles and their application to the solution of business problems

At key intervals in this program, students will attend two or three five-day residencies. These are conducted on campus to enable learners to benefit from networking opportunities, peer feedback and intensive mentorship from faculty members. During the first residency, learners acquire advanced skills in academic research that will provide the framework for their dissertation work. During the second residency, learners are expected to present their scholarly work and be progressing in their dissertation.

Prepare for an Executive-Level Career in Business With a Quantitative Management DBA

Our Doctor of Business Administration degree with an Emphasis in Management prepares current and future business executives to develop a keen understanding of the 21st century challenges and opportunities in the corporate world. Graduates may pursue opportunities in domestic or international businesses or elect to nurture a career in consulting.

Some roles that may be related to this degree include the following:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief innovation officer
  • Client executive
  • Senior management consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Operations leadership

Graduates who possess a DBA with an Emphasis in Management may also decide to pursue positions at postsecondary education institutes. There, they may advance the overall knowledge of the field while instructing the next generation of business leaders.

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TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS & COURSE LENGTH:
Total Program Credits: 60
Online: 8 weeks
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TRANSFER CREDITS:
Up to 9 doctoral credits
PROGRAM TUITION RATE:
Online: $695 per credit [More Info]

Course List

Major:
60 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
60 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course introduces doctoral learners to the principle elements of research, scholarly writing, and effective argumentation. Learners are made aware of the dispositions and expectations of doctoral researchers as well as the University’s overarching values and beliefs regarding research and the responsibility of scholars to contribute new knowledge to their respective fields of study. Learners begin the process of identifying a researchable dissertation topic and are acquainted with appropriate scholarly resources that support the development of the dissertation.

Course Description

In this course, learners are introduced to the critical reading of scholarly qualitative and quantitative literature at the doctoral level. Learners also explore the concept of synthesizing the scholarly literature to identify problems and problem spaces that emerge to form a researchable topic of study. The application of scholarly argumentation from the extant literature to defend the need for a research study is discussed.

Course Description

This course explores the theories and frameworks that drive financial decision making in organizations today. Students focus on issues facing administrators in the changing business environment.

Course Description

This course provides an overview of seminal management theories and their relevance, applicability, and/or divergence from current business practice. Students focus on understanding the application of management theories to support organizational sustainability in a global economy.

Course Description

In this course, learners are introduced to key components of qualitative and quantitative research designs and the means to critically appraise the application of research designs as observed in the scholarly literature. The University's core research designs are presented. Consideration is given to the initial selection and defense of a research design to address a problem that emerged from the extant literature.

Course Description

This residency allows learners to continue developing their skills as academic researchers. Learners will have hands-on experience applying quantitative and qualitative design principals to develop the foundational elements for their potential dissertation studies. Prerequisite: RES-850, RES-825, RES-831, or RCS-831.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the sampling, data collection, and data analysis methods employed in qualitative and quantitative research designs. Learners explore the alignment of sampling, data collection, and data analysis methods to the research topic, research questions, and research design. The course positions learners to select qualitative or quantitative designs for their dissertation studies. Prerequisite: RES-831.

Course Description

This course examines the foundational considerations of organizational design and the relationship between design and structures. It presents the key considerations relevant in designing and structuring the optimal organization. The theoretical foundations for such decisions are also presented.

Course Description

Learners explore the legal aspects of business management in a global integrated enterprise. Emphasis is placed on ethically limiting organizational liability in a complex business environment by extending the perspective of business beyond profit.

Course Description

This course provides the student with the skills and competencies needed to be able to apply microeconomic principles to the solution of business problems. Specifically, the course examines the four market structures focusing on competition and utilizes microeconomic theory to provide solutions to business problems.

Course Description

In this course, learners explore the basic components of quantitative research design. Attention is given to variables, instrumentation, and sources of data. Reliability and validity of instrumentation is discussed in the context of GCU core quantitative research designs.

Course Description

In this course, learners interact with statistical tests and statistical analysis software in the context of designing a quantitative research study. Alignment of statistical tests to research questions, hypotheses and design is stressed as is determining the feasibility of a quantitative research study. Ethical aspects of research are discussed. Prerequisite: RES-842.

Course Description

This course examines organizational sustainability through the lenses of competitive advantage and innovation. It addresses the leadership skills and capabilities required to foster, lead, and sustain innovation in organizations, and it explores how these ideas can be applied to create competitive advantage leading to a sustainable organization.

Course Description

In this residency, learners orally present and defend an expanded design of their preliminary dissertation research from RSD-851. Emphasis is placed on developing the quantitative dissertation. Practicum/field experience hours: None. RES-844.

Course Description

This course provides the doctoral learner the opportunity to manage a fictitious business entity in which they balance conflicting resource requests. The doctoral learner applies the management, financial, marketing, technology, and economic skills acquired during the program of study to recommend policy decisions with the intent to increase stakeholder value, competitive advantage, and long term sustainability.

Course Description

In this course, learners apply the skills of the practitioner-scholar. They are self-motivated and committed to reflective practice. They actively seek input from other scholars while continuing to design independent research under the guidance of the dissertation committee.

Course Description

In this course, learners focus on data collection, data preparation and management, and the analysis of quantitative data to produce written research findings, results, and implications. Learners continue to work with their respective dissertation chairs and apply information from this course to move ahead in the dissertation process. Prerequisite: RES-844.

Course Description

In this course, learners apply the skills of the practitioner-scholar. They are self-motivated and committed to reflective practice. They actively seek input from other scholars while continuing to design and/or conduct independent research under the guidance of the dissertation committee. Prerequisite: DBA-955.

Course Description

In this course, learners focus on the interpretation of quantitative data to produce written research findings, results, and implications. Learners continue to work with their respective dissertation chairs and apply information from this course to move ahead in the dissertation process. Prerequisite: RES-874.

Course Description

In this course, learners apply the skills of the practitioner-scholar. They are self-motivated and committed to reflective practice. They actively seek input from other scholars while continuing to design and/or conduct independent research under the guidance of the dissertation committee. Prerequisite: DBA-960.

Program Locations

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Program Domains

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