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Executive Doctorate in Business Administration

J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Academic Initiative

Groups Served
Staff

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Grabowski, Louis
lgrabowski1@gsu.edu
404-413-7187

Address
1 Park Place South
Atlanta, GA 30303

Building
One Park Place

Campus
Buckhead

Funding

State Funding

Overview

This executive DBA program offers an interdisciplinary doctorate in a cohort format for accomplished professionals with a master's degree. It attracts students with very diverse ethnic backgrounds, professional experience and gender.

Benefits

Each student works towards receiving a terminal degree in business administration, a DBA. In addition, upon graduation they can continue to participate as research associates in the Center for Engaged Busiess Research (CEBR) organized by the Executive DBA program.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Business Management

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Age, Gender, Other, Race/Ethnicity, Professional experience

Race/Ethnic Group
Does not provide racial/ethnic minority group specialized programming, Other, Our explicit recruitment goal is to have cohorts of diverse ethnical, professional and gender backgrounds

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2009

Number Served
101-500

Notable Alumni

Ginger Lange, DBA, Innovation Director GP
Lawson-Lartego, Late, DBA, Research Director, Oxfam
Barquawi, Neda, DBA, Entrepreneur, RCB Advisory Board
Monlouis, Isabelle, DBA, Lecturer, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, GSU
Smith, Kofi, DBA, CEO Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company

Research Components and Activities

Mentored research experience(s), Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, tutoring, professional development etiquette), Specialized center, other

Other: Rigorous research training

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

All program activities are described in detail at https://robinson.gsu.edu/executive-doctorate-in-business/about/curriculum/

Self-efficacy Emphasis

All of the above and more

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

All of the above and explicit promotion of cohort diversity, see https://robinson.gsu.edu/executive-doctorate-in-business/cohorts/, to reinforce diversity in future cohorts

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Specialized Curricula/Workshops (e.g. training for participants, directors and/or faculty on imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions), Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues),Personalized counseling services, Development of Academic Sense of Belongingness (e.g. Meetings with doctoral scholars, peer researchers, exchanges at academic conferences), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Coaching, Institutional alliances, Publication opportunities, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide psychological and or emotional support, Mentors exchange social displays of scientific knowledge and practices, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching, Mentor recognizes the value of the mentee. (i.e., co-authorship, graduate school/employment references)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Publication of research, dedicated graduation ceremony, Center for Engaged Business research

Evaluation Methods

external review/evaluation, annual performance report

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, completion of a course(s),conducting research (e.g., course-based, laboratory-based, apprentice-based, discovery-based),publishing a scholarly work as defined by an academic discipline, presenting at a conference/symposium, increasing academic skill area (s),persisting through current degree program, earning a degree, moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty),persistence in research (e.g., applying to other research programs, completing other mentored research experiences)

Outcome Milestones

140 DBA graduates over 9 years, 60 in progress, graduation rate above 80%, diverse subsequent career paths

Key Performance Indicators

Doctoral dissertation defense successful

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2009

Number Served
101-500

Notable Alumni

Ginger Lange, DBA, Innovation Director GP
Lawson-Lartego, Late, DBA, Research Director, Oxfam
Barquawi, Neda, DBA, Entrepreneur, RCB Advisory Board
Monlouis, Isabelle, DBA, Lecturer, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, GSU
Smith, Kofi, DBA, CEO Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company

Research Components and Activities

Mentored research experience(s), Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, tutoring, professional development etiquette), Specialized center, other

Other: Rigorous research training

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

All program activities are described in detail at https://robinson.gsu.edu/executive-doctorate-in-business/about/curriculum/

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

All of the above and more

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

All of the above and explicit promotion of cohort diversity, see https://robinson.gsu.edu/executive-doctorate-in-business/cohorts/, to reinforce diversity in future cohorts

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Specialized Curricula/Workshops (e.g. training for participants, directors and/or faculty on imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions), Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues),Personalized counseling services, Development of Academic Sense of Belongingness (e.g. Meetings with doctoral scholars, peer researchers, exchanges at academic conferences), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Coaching, Institutional alliances, Publication opportunities, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide psychological and or emotional support, Mentors exchange social displays of scientific knowledge and practices, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching, Mentor recognizes the value of the mentee. (i.e., co-authorship, graduate school/employment references)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Publication of research, dedicated graduation ceremony, Center for Engaged Business research

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

external review/evaluation, annual performance report

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, completion of a course(s),conducting research (e.g., course-based, laboratory-based, apprentice-based, discovery-based),publishing a scholarly work as defined by an academic discipline, presenting at a conference/symposium, increasing academic skill area (s),persisting through current degree program, earning a degree, moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty),persistence in research (e.g., applying to other research programs, completing other mentored research experiences)