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.
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.
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.