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."
"You bring me a letter of acceptance to a Catholic school for your child, and I promise your child will attend Catholic school." This is the promise Father Mark Hamlet, BA '68 MBA '70, makes to his congregation at every Mass. The pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, Hamlet has spent much of his ministry advocating for Catholic school education through his nonprofit foundation, Our Kids at Heart.
This past summer, Yeabkal Wubshit, BA '20, earned the internship that every computer science major dreams of: a position at Google -- and spent the summer working on infrastructures for Google Service Accounts at Google's office in Sunnyvale, California.
The University of Dallas will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of four alumni with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Award recipients Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, Laura Felis Quinn, BS '86 MBA '18, Judy Kelly, BA '63, and John Parker, BA '83 MBA '89, will be honored for their contributions to their professions, communities and the University of Dallas.