DBA Career Outcomes

Success to Significance

A doctorate in business can yield a variety of career opportunities. Graduates holding a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree are prepared to work in executive positions within organizations, in academic pursuits at universities and colleges, or in a combination of academic and executive positions.

The Academic

The Academic

As an educator, you are in a position to uncover defining moments in the development of tomorrow's business leaders and make an impact as a thought leader in industry. Business school faculty members are among the highest paid educators/researchers at an academic institution in fields such as accounting, finance and more recently entrepreneurship/small business administration.

In addition to the university salary, professors often have the opportunity to consult organizations, participate in international teaching assignments, publish articles and books, and speak at conferences, as well as a variety of other income generating activities.

The Executive Thought Leader

The Executive Thought Leader

With a doctorate degree in business, you are not limited to working in an academic environment. Many major organizations, such as consulting agencies, require doctorally qualified individuals to explore strategic directions, consumer behaviors, financial projections, and a variety of other areas of business.

The Scholar-Practitioner

The Scholar-Practitioner

Many DBA’s choose to pursue a career that captures the best of both academics and industry. In addition to their university responsibilities, many faculty members that have their own consulting or freelance businesses, or publish mainstream books on their research topics in addition to their journal contributions for additional income.

News

Meet the Class of 2023: Incoming Drama Major Will Direct, Write

Aspiring drama (and perhaps also English) major Klemens Raab, BA '23, has been hanging around UD his whole life, since he only lives about a mile away from the university's Irving campus, and his parents (Klemens, BA '00 MA '06, and Gina (LeBaron), BA '99) are both alumni. He's already experienced the Rome campus, too, having participated in the summer High School Rome Program Shakespeare in Italy last year.

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Alumna Joins UD Board of Trustees

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has added another alumna to its ranks: Mary Devlin Capizzi, BA '88 MBA '89, a one-time Spanish major who is now a partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP, a national, full-service law firm founded in Philadelphia in 1849.

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Capstone Professor Celebrates Half a Century

"I ended up at UD by accident," said Professor of Management Bruce Evans, who has taught at UD for 50 years now. Half a century ago, he and his brother were heading home to the East Coast from a camping trip and stopped by UD on a whim; Bob Lynch, dean of the newly formed Graduate School of Management (now the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business), hired Professor Bruce, as he is known by students, on the spot.

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