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Executive DBA Courses and Curriculum

Drexel LeBow Executive DBA Students in class

The Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) 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’s 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. Please note: DBA courses and course sequence are subject to change.

Year 1

Term Course Course
Fall Applied Organizational Theory Foundations of Research in Behavioral Science
Winter Opportunities in a Data Driven Economy Applied Statistical Analysis and Inference
Spring Corporate Growth and Risk Strategies Analyzing Quantitative Data
Summer Driving Innovation and Design Dissertation Research, Data Collection Strategy

Year 2

Term Course Course
Fall Navigating the Changing Business Environment Dissertation Research, Literature Review and Proposal Defense
Winter Dissertation Research, Applied Methodology Workshop Qualitative Inquiry Methods
Spring Dissertation Research, Data Collection Process -
Summer Dissertation Research, Analysis -

Year 3

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

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If you have academic questions about Drexel's Executive DBA, please contact the Academic Director for the program. We look forward to hearing from you.

David Gefen, Academic Director