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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 20, 2024
 
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies 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 27 credits that can be satisfied by transfer from an approved master’s program, 33 credits of core courses, and 12 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 Practicum related 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 12 Practicum Research Project credits in the third year utilizing a distance education model. The minimum load is 72 credits, including 27 transfer credits from a master’s degree or equivalent, 33 credits of coursework, and 12 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.

Total Credits: 72


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