Executive Doctor of Business Administration

Program Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Assess theoretically-grounded and methodologically-sound research skills that provide the foundation for impactful, practice-focused research

  1. Synthesize relevant theoretical models and past research on a business challenge
  2. Apply and/or develop theory, models, and methods into new, practice-relevant contexts
  3. Evaluate the current literature and construct a literature review to support a defendable research question and justify why it makes a contribution to the field
Goal 2: Devise quantitative and qualitative research methods oriented to applied research
  1. Explain epistemology of research and determine among alternatives the appropriate qualitative or quantitative methods that will address research questions
  2. Develop a research study that applies quantitative research methods to collect, organize, and analyze data to address an applied research question
  3. Develop a research study that applies qualitative research methods to collect, organize, and analyze data to address an applied research question
Goal 3: Disseminate research by effectively communicating to audiences within an applied academic setting
  1. Create an original research manuscript suitable for publication in practitioner and/or academic journals
  2. Present research in a professional conference setting, effectively communicating research findings
Goal 4: Integrate applied research with specific consideration of ethics, innovation, and global factors
  1. Evaluate the impact of ethical factors in a complex business or societal environment
  2. Explore innovative and value-creating products, processes, or organizational forms
  3. Analyze the implications of economic, environmental, technological, legal and regulatory factors on global business practice
  4. Articulate and defend a point of view on business as an integrated practice


The assessment portfolio linked below contains the program's curriculum maps, rubrics, and other important assessment documents. The folder serves as a central location where program committee members can visit to keep track of assessment-related items and tasks.