Executive Doctorate in Business (DBA) Degree Program

Executive DBA Courses and Curriculum

The Executive Doctorate in Business Administration program is designed to allow for completion in as little as two and a half years of continuous enrollment and study. This is possible because of Drexel quarter-based system rather than semesters: 10 quarters in 2.5 years is equivalent to a typical six-semester program in 3 years.

Executive Doctorate in Business - Sample Coursework

The table below reflects a sample list of classes and coursework covered during the Executive DBA program at Drexel.

Executive doctorate students should refer to the Drexel Course Catalog for degree requirements and course descriptions.

Year 1

Term Course Course
Fall Applied Organizational Theory Foundations of Research in Behavioral Science
Winter Challenges of a Data Driven Economy Applied Statistical Analysis and Inference
Spring Dissertation Research, Applied Methodology Workshop Qualitative Inquiry Methods
Summer Corporate Growth and Risk Strategies Analyzing Quantitative Data

Year 2

Term Course Course
Fall Driving Innovation and Design Dissertation Research, Data Collection Strategy
Winter Navigating the Changing Business Environment Dissertation Research, Literature Review and Proposal Defense
Spring Dissertation Research, Data Collection Process -
Summer Dissertation Research, Analysis -

Year 3

Term Course
Fall Dissertation Research, Discussion and Contribution Chapter
Winter Dissertation Defense