Business Administration (DBA) Curriculum Plan

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 and Global Issues
  • Global Change Management
  • Advanced Statistics 1A + 1B
  • Research Scholars Communities 1 + 2
  • Specialization Courses (6 required courses in total)
  • Innovation, Technology and Sustainability Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Advanced Statistics 2A + 2B
  • Teaching and Consulting Practicum
  • Research Scholars Communities (2 required courses in total)
  • Dissertation Research (8 required courses in total)
  • Advanced Multivariate Statistics or Action Research
  • Competency Project 1 + 2 [On-ground students take the Internship section of the course]
  • Marketing
  • Qualitative Research and Survey Methods
  • Theoretical Foundations and Models of Marketing
  • Advanced Consumer Behavior and Culture
  • Advanced Digital Marketing and Analytics
  • Seminar in Marketing Analysis and Strategy
  • Information And Data Science
  • Qualitative Research and Survey Methods
  • Information Management
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Seminar in Special Topics in Data Science Management
  • Qualitative Research and Survey Methods
  • Contemporary Readings in Strategy
  • Management, Strategy and Leadership
  • Seminar in Special Topics 1 + 2


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.