UD Launches First AACSB-Accredited Doctor of Business Administration Program in Texas
Application Deadline Nears for Inaugural Class in UD's AACSB-Accredited Doctor of
Business Administration Program
Time is running out to join the inaugural class of Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of
Business Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) students. Applications are due May 1 for the program's first students, who
will enter in fall 2014. The three-year, 60-credit-hour program is one of fewer than
a dozen AACSB-accredited programs in the United States and the first in Texas.
"Our DBA program offers an intense, challenging curriculum centered on building strategic
approaches to solving existing business problems," said Director of Executive Learning
Rodney Williams, who will oversee the new program. "Coursework won't be limited to
the theoretical. Our students will actively test researched theories within their
The program's curriculum, which has been designed to quickly respond to rapidly changing
business landscapes, will focus on applied research. More specifically, students will
develop strategies that incorporate organizational agility, direct customer engagement,
emerging technologies and sustainable and ethical business practices.
Courses for the part-time program will be delivered by scholar-practitioners in a
blended format that combines online learning and traditional classroom instruction
during monthly in-residence weekends (Friday afternoons and Saturdays).
"The ideal DBA candidate will be an experienced business executive who is looking
for career advancement or personal achievement by acquiring advanced research skills
and qualifications," said Williams. "Because the class size will be capped, the admission
selection process will be extremely competitive."
Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.
The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.
"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.