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.

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Parents Support University in Late Daughter's Memory

Mike Kiegerl's youngest daughter, Christine, would have graduated from UD in the Class of 1994, but just before her graduation, she was struck by an impaired truck driver and died instantly. Kiegerl and his wife, Peggy, established the Christine S. Kiegerl Memorial Scholarship in their girl's memory in 1997.

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