DBA Introduction

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at Lincoln University is an advanced professional and academic degree program preparing students for teaching and research positions within universities and/or the pursuit of careers in management or consulting at senior levels. The purpose of the program is to educate students in the concepts and techniques needed to understand a range of business disciplines and to conduct research on issues arising in professional business practice.

The program objectives are:

  1. Provide students with the opportunity to learn the latest academic theories, concepts, techniques and applications with emphasis in teaching, research, practice in the field of concentration, and consulting,
  2. Extend the knowledge, expertise and skill of students through the application of research to business problems and issues by including internships, teaching experiences, and special study projects as a part of the curriculum,
  3. Develop the student's ability to carry out independent research at an advanced level, and enhance their ability to deliver their ideas, research methodology and findings by means of formal presentations with critiques of their analytical, written, oral and media presentation skills in business, professional, and educational environments,
  4. Create opportunities for Lincoln University's bachelor's and master's degree students to continue their business education by undertaking the doctoral degree course of study.

DBA GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Students’ applications and admissions to the Lincoln University DBA program are open for both resident and foreign applicants. Lincoln University seeks students with undergraduate or master’s degrees in research-based fields such as mathematical sciences (math, engineering, statistics, computer sciences), business, social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, economics, political science), or the health or physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, etc.). Students with prior research experience are particularly well suited to pursue a doctoral degree. Students who have an established record of business or professional work experience will also find this DBA program to be of significant value in preparing for academic careers or career advancement in the business sector. Additionally, students currently working or seeking positions in the government sector will find the doctoral curriculum both relevant and supportive of their career objectives.

Students applying to the DBA program will find that the admission criteria require demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience sufficient to give an expectation of successful completion of this advanced academic degree program. The intent of the high admission standards and careful applicant screening is to ensure a doctoral student population that is well qualified and motivated to achieve a successful outcome in the program. Those admitted are highly likely to complete the DBA program in a manner that provides great pride in their accomplishment for the student and for Lincoln University.

Title IV federal financial aid is not offered to students in the DBA program.