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Degree Requirements

​​ DePaul's DBA program begins with a strong emphasis on research methodology and disciplinary coursework that features the most current developments from both academia and professional practice.

Coursework simultaneously builds candidates' interdisciplinary business knowledge and applied research skills. Candidates take seven research methodology and seven business discipline specific courses. Access course descriptions by rolling over the course titles below.

Each course is delivered in three-hour modules resulting in five different courses during a given residency, and courses are staggered throughout the year to offer deep engagement in each topic.

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Degree Requirements

​Course Requirements

Research Methodology Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
Research Methodology Courses
GSB 800INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS2
GSB 801EMPIRICAL RESEARCH STUDIES6
GSB 802STATISTICS IN BUSINESS RESEARCH4
GSB 803APPLIED MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS5
GSB 804FORECASTING AND PREDICTION3
GSB 805DATA SCIENCE AND VISUALIZATION2
GSB 806INSTITUTIONAL AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH DISSEMINATION2
GSB 820LEADING ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH PEOPLE2
GSB 820LEADING ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH PEOPLE3
GSB 898SPECIAL TOPICS IN RESEARCH4

Disciplinary Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
GSB 821CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN FINANCIAL RESEARCH3
GSB 822MARKETING AND BUSINESS STRATEGY3
GSB 823LEADING ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE4
GSB 824BEHAVIORAL DECISION THEORY3
GSB 825BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY2
GSB 898SPECIAL TOPICS IN RESEARCH3

Research Labs1

Course Title Quarter Hours
GSB 840GROUP RESEARCH LAB I2
GSB 841GROUP RESEARCH LAB II2
GSB 842DISSERTATION PROPOSAL LAB5
GSB 843DISSERTATION LAB II3
GSB 843DISSERTATION LAB II3
GSB 843DISSERTATION LAB II6

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