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Doctorate of Business Administration

The DBA program integrates the theory and practice of business with the context of current issues that the business world faces. Students must have at least 10 years of management experience and a master’s degree from an accredited school to join the program. The average student is 44 years old and comes into the program with 14.5 years of management experience. Students join the program because they are would like to teach, become an industry expert or pursue consulting.

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The ideal candidate for the DBA program is someone that has 10 plus years of management experience, approximately, and a master's degree from an accredited school. Our average student is about 44 years old and has about 14 and 1/2 years of management experience. Typically, our students are looking to either go into academia to teach or to pursue consulting positions or become industry experts.

We have world-renowned faculty that teach in the DBA program. Students only have to come to campus twice a semester. The residency weekends are Friday, Saturday, Sunday. And they learn just as much from each other as they do from the faculty members in the classroom, so it's important that we have a diverse student body.

Our students really range in age from 30 to, actually, 65. We have people with military backgrounds, instructors in community colleges and small colleges throughout the US. We have C-level students from industry.

I think what makes us a great program is a combination of the students and the faculty. And then you've also got the University of Florida brand, which is really important. We're known throughout the US. We're known throughout the world. And when you have the opportunity to shop among DBA programs as they become more prolific here in the US, I think it's important to find the right brand and the right program structure for you.

It is a cohort-based program, so the people that you start in the program with are the same people that you graduate with, and they become almost family-like. And that's important for students, as well.

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Angie Woodham Director of Professional Post Graduate Programs