Application Deadlines

Fall 2024

DBA leadership will begin reviewing applications.
Final decisions for the 2024 cohort will be made.

Admission Requirements


Applicants should have:

  1. A clear understanding of the basic business principles together with extensive practical experience
  2. At least 10-15 years managerial or consultative experience
  3. The ability to make a credible time commitment to studying throughout the program

There is no GMAT/GRE requirement.


Transfer Credits:

The DBA curriculum combines different subject areas to form each of its seminar courses which must be completed by enrolled students. Although students may have previously completed graduate coursework beyond the Master’s degree, transfer credit will not be accepted into the DBA degree program.

To apply, please follow the steps below.

The Admissions Process

Applicants will submit an application package which will include:


Two essays:

  1. The first essay (single page) will need to address the applicant's goals and motivations for pursuing the DBA degree as well as detail his or her general areas of research interest.
  2. The second short essay (one paragraph) will need to describe how the applicant plans to balance the time commitment required to complete the program (about 15 hours per week) with their current work schedule and other demands.

Current CV emphasizing industry experience.


Official transcripts of graduate degrees earned. An official transcript must be sent directly from one academic institution to another. Students may not upload their own transcript.


One letter of recommendation.

Completing Your Application


Use this pre-application to see if you are a good fit for our program – it only takes 2-3 minutes to complete. You will then have the option to meet with program leadership and discuss your best options.

pre-apply now

Fill out the application for the DBA program, including submitting your two essays, current CV/résumé, official transcripts of previous graduate degrees, and a letter of recommendation. Your application will not be reviewed until all components have been submitted.


Program leadership will review your completed application. If you meet the minimum requirements, you will be contacted for an interview with the faculty admissions committee.