Goldey-Beacom College President Gary L. Wirt recently announced that the college will begin offering coursework for the Doctor of Business Administration degree in fall 2018.

This will be a new level of study for the college and follows the introduction of the

first master’s degrees in 1992.

“This program is the result of a year’s intense work by a faculty and staff feasibility work group, review by two out-of- state, expert business education consultants and careful consideration by our own Business Department and Curriculum Committee. It’s an exciting next step which can only add to the prestige of our institution and elevate our existing degree programs. The emphasis will be on quality, interactive instruction and talented students,” Wirt said.

The DBA program is a practitioner’s degree, intended for those planning to work in the business field rather than to conduct research. This program will prepare students to discover, describe, study and solve practical problems faced in contemporary organizations every day. This selective DBA program is designed for working executives who already possess a Master of Business Administration and want to fully master contemporary business practices for themselves and their organizations. Individuals will be prepared to approach problems by using the applied business research tools and techniques relevant in the industry.

The structure of the 54-credit hour program at GBC will include 10 common core and methods courses that students will take during years one through three. In addition, four special topics in business research courses will be taken concurrently each year and should lead up to the dissertation proposal and final defense. The program will include hybrid and traditional class meetings.

The college will begin reviewing applications in January 2018 for fall enrollment. Applicants may contact the GBC Admissions Office at 225-6248 to learn more about the admission requirements and process for the new program.