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The Doctor of Business Administration degree is designed for business professionals who wish to enhance their careers as university professors, executives or consultants. Students gain expertise in a variety of business disciplines, with a unique focus on the integration of Christian faith and ethics into instruction and practice.
Students in the program complete a business core, research core and education core that includes a teaching practicum. In addition, students choose a management or marketing concentration for in-depth study.
Choose between two concentrations:
- Management concentration (includes courses Foundations of Management and Leadership, Strategic Management, Organizational Theory and Behavior, and Human Resources Development)
- Marketing concentration (includes courses Principles of Marketing, Marketing Theory, Consumer Behavior, and Marketing Topics)
Designed for the working professional …
- 56-credit-hour program
- Online classes and web-enhanced hybrid courses
- Two on-site sessions in Oregon per year
Higher Education Job Prospects
Many universities require business faculty to hold a PhD, doctor of management or doctor of business administration to advance in their academic career.
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the demand for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 15 percent between 2008 and 2018 (link).
- According to a 2010 report by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, "Over the past decade, there has been a worrisome shortage of doctorally qualified business school faculty" and "the demand may be accentuated by a sudden increase in retirements among business school faculty" (see link for chart detailing "net planned growth," existing unfilled positions" and "anticipated retirements" for business faculty)
- Article: "On the Challenges of Finding and Keeping Good Faculty" (from American Journal of Business)
'America's Best Colleges' Ranking
George Fox University is ranked among the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.