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2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Apr 18, 2024
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Executive Doctor of Business Administration, DBA

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Graduates would receive an Executive DBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh upon successful completion of the following degree requirements:

  • 72 credits (includes 30 credits that can be satisfied by transfer from an approved master’s program, 33 credits of core courses, and 9 credits of supervised Practicum Research Project coursework.
  • Practicum Research Project
  • 3.0 GPA or higher to graduate
  • Comprehensive exam following the last content-specific course and before the Practicumrelated activities
  • One-week residency during each of the first two summers. Students facing travel/visa restrictions can request to participate virtually.

The Executive DBA coursework would be delivered via 10 courses over two years, plus an 11th course and 9 Practicum Research Project credits in the third year utilizing a distance education model. The minimum load is 72 credits, including 30 transfer credits from a master’s degree or equivalent, 33 credits of coursework, and 9 credits for the Practicum Research Project. A Katz faculty member would supervise the Practicum Research Project (co-supervise in the case of an international program partner). An additional faculty member (from Katz and/or a partner institution) could serve as a co-advisor if additional specialty expertise is needed.

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