Doctor of Business Administration for MBAs

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Notice to Prospective School of Business Degree Program Students

Please note that this program is available only to members of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).  If you are not a member you can become a member at the application stage.

Note  that no program at Calwest is designed to lead to positions in a profession, occupation, trade, or career field requiring licensure in the State of California; and students are advised not rely on a Calwest degree to obtain such qualifications or credentials.

Post Graduate program: Doctor of Business Administration

Program Admission Requirements: 

Prospective candidates who already have an MBA degree from a recognized university, and wish to be evaluated for admission to the DBA Program must: (1) in addition to their MBA, hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from an accredited university (or from a government approved institution, if outside the United States); (2) submit a carefully written 3-4 page Essay titled, “My objectives in undertaking Doctoral Research” (in such an essay, you may discuss some or all of the following: why you have been inspired to engage in a doctoral program; how such a credential will impact your professional career or standing; how your former preparation has led you to undertake future and more advance studies, etc. - you are not limited to these ideas; they are merely suggestions) and (3) submit a comprehensive resume or Curriculum Vitae, detailing both academic and professional experience.  The Doctor of Business Administration program consist of a 60 credit hours, for which holders of MBA degrees will receive 33 credit hours for their Recognized Prior Learning (RPL). Such students will need to successfully complete the 27 credit hour research component to be awarded the DBA.

For MBA’s holding Certified Membership of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia), special “Member’s Rates” apply for the Research component of the DBA for MBAs program. CMA Students applying should have the email address they have provided to the ICMA and their membership (CID or MID) number. Non-financial CMA members need to become financial by paying the current annual membership fees to ICMA directly, or via Calwest University by ticking the box to add this amount in their Calwest Enrollment Application. Calwest will remit the annual membership fees collected to ICMA and make the CMA member financial again.

Program Objective: The main purpose of Calwest University is to provide affordable high-quality American degrees to students living in all parts of the world who deserve a quality education, but were, until recently, unable to obtain such due to both costs and the tyranny of distance. The program objective of the Doctor of Business Administration degree program is to provide business professionals an opportunity for career related research at a doctoral level, Action research is undertaken to provide an industry responsive program for senior managers. Students research a specific area of study and write a research thesis.

Program Description: Students must complete the research courses listed below via Tubeclasses which includes a comprehensive Research Project to complete their DBA degree. For the Research Project, an individual supervisor will be appointed to each student by Calwest University. The course consists of 60 credit hours.

In summary, MBA Degree holders need to successfully complete only the Research courses to obtain their DBA.

Degree Awarded: Doctor of Business Administration [DBA]

Program Courses:

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Recognized Prior Learning Granted for MBA Degree Holders
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursGrade
DBA802Management3
DBA803Marketing3
DBA804Accounting3
DBA805Finance3
DBA806Economics3
DBA807Business Statistics3
DBA808Strategic Management3
DBA809International Business3
DBA810Corporate Finance3
DBA811Competitive Analysis3
DBA812Operations Management3
Total Credit Hours (Completed 0)33

Core Research to be Undertaken
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursGrade
DBA801Research Methods (2 Courses Equivalent)6
DBA813Research Proposal3
DBA814Research Thesis (6 Courses Equivalent)18
Total Credit Hours (Completed 0)27

*Courses that meet minimum standards to be counted as general education credit

Credit Hours Completed:0

Credit Hours Remaining:60

This program consists of a total of 60 Credit Hours


 

What Will Happen when you click the “Apply Now” button?

You will first be directed to an Application page where you will fill in your enrolment details.

After your enrolment details are completed, you will be asked to confirm your details via an Enrollment Agreement; and will then be directed to a secure Bank of America site for you to pay the Registration fee of $ 200 plus $ 275 for recognised Prior Learning Credits for 11 subjects.

This is the only payment required at this stage.

Upon confirmation of your registration, you will be provided with all program details for the research component of the DBA degree.

Full cost for MBA holders: The full cost of the DBA degree program is $ 8,025 of which $ 475 is due on application now (this is not currently offered by Calwest University).