Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, N.J., will launch its second doctoral program, a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with courses that begin next January.
The program, with specializations in general management, organizational leadership or human resource management, can be completed with 48 credits, including an end-of-course scholar-practitioner field project final degree submission. All requirements can be met online. The doctoral program will be the second for the university, which currently also offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a specialization in systems-level leadership.
The DBA degree is designed to enable business students and professionals to advance their careers toward becoming executive leaders, educators and consultants.
A grant from the Thomas Edison State University Foundation helped support the cost of developing low or no-cost course materials for the DBA to minimize the costs to students.
The university plans to admit up to 20 applicants in its initial cohort in order to remain focused on intensive, doctoral-level education and assure that students meet the program’s rigorous requirements. Classes for the first cohort are scheduled to begin in January 2020.