Doctor of Business Administration

Curriculum Overview

The USF Doctor of Business Administration degree is a three-year program that meets 10 weeks per year. Students move through the program as a cohort, taking the same classes, which can vary from cohort to cohort. The first two years of the program are predominantly course work. The final year is focused on the candidate's dissertation requirement.

Key facts:

  • Program duration: three years
  • Program credits: 72
  • All Tracks: Face-to-Face Meetings: five Friday/Saturday weekend each semester
    Residential track only: 3 hour nightly meetings twice weekly for the first 3 and a half semesters
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  • Regular Track: Approximately 20 hours of classroom time per 3-credit course, with about 80 percent of course time spent on completing readings and written assignments online, between program meetings

  • Residential Track: Approximately 45 hours of classroom time per 3-credit course, with substantially more time spent on completing assignments outside of class time.
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The program is designed to take three years to complete. For the first three and a half semesters, participants will take three-credit courses focused on research methods. For the last two and a half semesters, four-credit dissertation courses will run in parallel with two-credit issues courses.

More information can be found in the USF Catalog.