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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Taught by dedicated, full-time faculty with both industrial and research experience, students have opportunities to connect with faculty in and out of the classroom. Students choose a core faculty member as their research chair for the development of their dissertation.

Saint Mary’s rich learning environment encourages collaboration and in-depth conversations with your peers and you’ll have the opportunity to explore your passions through research and reflection alongside highly regarded scholar-practitioners.

Regardless of your background—business, government, nonprofit, military, higher education, or something else—you’ll find significant value in the breadth of perspectives represented and the skills that you build that can be immediately applied to your workplace. When you graduate with a doctorate from Saint Mary’s you’ll feel well-prepared to advance in your field and use your expertise to positively impact organizational goals.

All Saint Mary’s doctoral candidates in Business Administration enter with a master’s degree and are encouraged to research their interests as they align with one of two specialization tracks: Management and Strategy or Business Economics and Finance. Each specialization track offers unique courses and degree requirements.

Join our webinar series

Get to know Saint Mary's University of Minnesota DBA Program through our Webinar Series!

Wednesday, Apr. 7 from 12 - 12:30 p.m.

The kickoff webinar of the three part series will provide an overview of the program, introduction to the program director, and answer common admission questions.

Register for session one

Wednesday, Apr. 28 from 12 - 12:30 p.m.

Join DBA program faculty and current students to hear about on-going student research in the program and the path to completing your dissertation. Learn how our full-time faculty will support you along the way.

Register for session two

Thursday, May 13 from 12 - 12:30 p.m.

Student & Alumni Panel: Covering the DBA student journey. Hear from alumni and current students about their experiences in our program and professional lives after.

Register for session three

Connect With Us

Karen Chapple

Enrollment Counselor

Admission - SGPP

LaSalle Hall - TC Campus, LSH 120

(612) 728-5197


Matthew Nowakowski, Ed.D.

Vice Provost for Faculties and Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs

Core Professor

Brother Louis Hall, BLH 249

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5142

Dr. Nowakowski is the program director and a core associate professor in the Doctor of Business Administration program, and additionally teaches and serves on dissertation committees in the Doctor of Education in Leadership program. His scholarly interests include the study of resilience, perseverance, community development and the adaptability of people and economic systems.

Areas of Expertise: Community Development and Resilience

Meet Matthew Nowakowski
Brian (Raj) Beekie, Ed.D.

Core Associate Professor


Brother Louis Hall, BLH 250

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5187

Meet Brian (Raj) Beekie
Stacy Dean, Ph.D.

Course-contracted Assistant Professor


LaSalle Hall - TC Campus, LSH 106

Campus Box: # 28

Meet Stacy Dean
Antar Salim, D.B.A.

Core Associate Professor


Brother Louis Hall, BLH 243

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4536

Meet Antar Salim
Jennifer Schultz, Ph.D.

Core Associate Professor


Brother Louis Hall, BLH 240

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5149

Meet Jennifer Schultz
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