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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Curriculum


Curriculum Plan (2021 – 2022)

Please note that there may be other requirements for completion or options for elective and specialized courses. Please see the academic catalog for the full curriculum. Course offerings and sequence are subject to change.

  • Foundations and Critical Issues in Global Business
  • Foundations of Research
  • Creating Change and Innovation
  • Research Scholars Community
  • Advanced Statistics I and II
  • Specialization Courses (5 required courses in total)
  • Organizational Behavior and Development
  • Competency Practicum (6 courses)
  • Leadership of Cross Cultural and International Management
  • Dissertation Research (8 required courses in total)


Specialization Courses

Information and Data Science

  • Qualitative and Survey Research
  • Information Management
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Seminar in Special Topics in Data Science


  • Qualitative and Survey Research
  • Contemporary Readings in Strategy
  • Management, Strategy and Leadership
  • Seminar in Special Topics 1 and 2


  • Qualitative and Survey Research
  • Contemporary Readings in Marketing
  • Management, Strategy and Leadership in Marketing
  • Seminar in Special Topics 1 and 2

Learn more about our DBA degree

Instruction may be provided on-ground, online or in hybrid modalities, and varies by program. For on-ground and hybrid programs, instruction is primarily provided at an Alliant campus; however, some instructional activities may take place off campus at a location appropriate for the particular activity, including, but not limited to, online courses or online portion of courses, internships, practicums, or field placement activities.

For online programs, instruction is provided online; however, some programs may include an in-person residency requirement at one of Alliant’s campuses. Additional instructional activities, including, but not limited to internships, practicums, or field placement activities may take place at a location appropriate for the particular activity.


Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and to promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve lives. We offer an education that is accredited, focused on practical knowledge and skills, connected with diverse faculty and alumni, and aimed at the student experience.

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