Doctor of Business Administration

Online Curriculum

The USF Doctor of Business Administration degree is a three-year program. Its online cohorts meet on alternating Saturdays during 3 terms 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:

Online Schedule
Year Summer C Fall Spring
1

  • Research Skills (2)
  • Adv. Research Skills (1)
  • Elective: Informing Science (3)*
  • Applied Linear Statistics (3)
  • Research Methods (3)
  • Creativity & Innovation (3)
  • Business Analytics (3)
  • Publication I (3)
  • Publication II (3)
2
  • Elective: Interviews (3)*
  • Qualitative Methods (3)
  • Elective: Organizational Climate (3)*
  • Multivariate (3)
  • Elective: Strategy (3)*
  • Issues I (2)
  • Publication III (3)
  • Dissertation Preparation (4)
  • Issues II (2)
3
  • Dissertation (4 credits)
  • Issues III (2)
  • Dissertation (6)
  • Issues IV (2)
  • Dissertation (6)
  • Issues IV (2)

* Elective course topics are subject to change

The program is designed to take three years to complete. For the first two years, participants will take three-credit courses focused on research methods. Starting near the end of year 2, participants will take four- or six-credit dissertation courses that meet monthly and run in parallel with two-credit issues courses.
More information can be found in the USF Catalog.