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
  • Face-to-Face Meetings: five Friday/Saturday weekend each semester
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  • Approximately 70 percent of program activities are conducted online, between program meetings

Course Schedule

The program takes three years to complete. Each year is divided into two five-month semesters, broken into two quarters. For most the first two years, a semester will consist of four 3-credit courses. For the last five quarters, four-credit dissertation courses will run in parallel with two-credit issues courses.