Doctor of Business Administration

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)

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.

Webinars

We held a 3-part webinar series this spring to talk further about our D.B.A. program. Get to know us! Read about the topics covered in each session, and register today to watch the recorded webinar.

Register to watch the recording of Session one to get an overview of the program and admission process.

Watch Session One

Register to watch Session two to hear from our core faculty and a current student about research in the program and completing your dissertation. 

Watch Session Two

Register to watch Session Three to hear from our alumni about their experiences in the program and after.

Watch Session Three

Connect With Us

Nicole Coppersmith, M.A.

Assistant Director of Admission: Adult Undergraduate and Transfer

Apple Valley Center, AC

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4561

ncoppers@smumn.edu

Connect with Nicole for all Bachelor Completion offerings and graduate programs offered by the School of Business and Technology.

Nicole Coppersmith M.A.
Carlie Derouin

SGPP Admission - Enrollment Counselor, Graduate School of Business and Technology

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH112

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5198

cderouin@smumn.edu

Connect with Carlie to learn more about programs offered by the School of Business and Technology as well as MA in Counseling & Psychological Services, MA in Health and Human Services Administration, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Master of Public Health (MPH) from the School of Health and Human Services

Carlie Derouin

Faculty

Brian (Raj) Beekie, M.A., Ed.D.

Doctor of Business Administration Program - Core Associate Professor

Brother Louis Hall, BLH250

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5187

rbeekie@smumn.edu

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

Doctor of Business Administration - Program Director and Core Associate Professor

Brother Louis Hall, BLH249

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5142

mnowakow@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Community Development and Resilience

Meet Matthew Nowakowski
Antar Salim, M.B.A., D.B.A.

Doctor of Business Administration Program - Core Associate Professor

Brother Louis Hall, BLH243

Campus Box: # 28

asalim@smumn.edu

Meet Antar Salim
Jennifer Schultz, Ph.D.

DBA Program - Core Associate Professor

Brother Louis Hall, BLH240

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5149

jlschult@smumn.edu

Meet Jennifer Schultz
Professor smiling with students

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