Doctor of Business Administration

Doctor of Business Administration


(3 years/60 semester units)

Program Description

The Doctor of Business Administration program at Caroline University offers a unique educational experience based on a comprehensive curriculum designed to deliver rigorous graduate education to professionals whose careers and management responsibilities exceed a single functional specialty and require a higher-level of knowledge and skills in the field of business administration. Every doctoral student will have to complete 11 core courses (33 units) and dissertation (9 units) along with 6 units of theology requirements. The emphasis of the program is on providing an interdisciplinary, integrated, and applied approach that will prepare students for a more complete set of managerial skills and an advanced organizational knowledge.

With the guidance of a faculty advisor working full-time at Caroline University, each doctoral student will select four elective courses, choosing from a variety of highly innovative of advanced study and specialization that will contribute to their academic and professional growth and development. The student may opt for any combination of these elective courses, taken from any of the areas of advanced study represented so that their course of study will be as broad or as narrow as they desire. These electives should complement or emphasize the student’s prior MBA course of study. The three distinct and innovative areas of advanced study from which they may choose these electives are fast-emerging ones so that the students may tailor their breath of knowledge to their areas of interest.

The Doctor of Business Administration program will deliver a rigorous educational that equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in business administration. The ability of students to benefit from this doctoral program is not limited to employment in such organizations; the program will also help students build a good ethical foundation for engaging in any business endeavor that this degree program holder would want to venture into. The objective of this program is designed to provide an executive-level of critical thinking and systematic thought, team building, decision-making, and leadership.

Program Requirements

Length : Approximately 6 semesters or 3 years
Core Business Courses : 33 semester units (11 courses)
Business Electives : 12 semester units (4 courses)
Dissertation : 9 semester units
Theology Requirement : 6 semester units (2 courses)
Total Units : 60 semester units

Unit Transfer Policy

A transfer unit cannot exceed 49% or more of total graduation units. This means the majority of units must be taken at Caroline University. The acceptance of credits is at the description of the university, depending upon the academic rigor of the prior course experience.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the summation of the Doctor of Business Administration, the student will be able demonstrate the following capacities:
  1. To practice creative ability to solve problems based on critical thinking
  2. To adapt professional knowledge fit for smart managerial environment
  3. To describe communication ability suitable for 21st century knowledge-based network age
  4. To articulate social responsibility based on ethical mind
  5. To design innovative managerial competency and to practice community development in global business

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program:
  1. Have earned a Master of Business Administration or its equivalent from an accredited graduate program (a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale).
  2. Complete Application form for admission
  3. Application Fee
  4. Recommendation Form

Dissertation Requirements

Upon completion of courses, students must register for dissertation units while drafting and successfully defending the dissertation. The Dissertation committee must approval every candidate’s doctoral dissertation committee.

Any dissertation committee will consist of three graduate faculty members selected at large from the program of Caroline University. The dissertation committee members will solely have the responsibility to mentor the doctoral candidate’s progress and approval all his/her doctoral dissertation content.

The final dissertation committee must approval the dissertation at the time of oral defense. All dissertation topics will have to be directly related to the field of business administration. The content of such dissertation projects may investigate any business-related hypotheses. The doctoral candidate must submit a preliminary draft of the entire dissertation work to every member of their dissertation committee by the beginning of the semester in which doctoral student contemplate graduation in order to allow dissertation committee members’ request and revisions before as well as after the final oral examination takes place.

The application requesting a date for the final oral dissertation defense must be submitted to the entire committee at least six weeks before the planned date of the oral defense of the dissertation in order to allow the dissertation committee members some time to determine whether the oral dissertation defense may be scheduled. The oral dissertation defense will be scheduled only if all the dissertation committee members agree that the dissertation is free of any major problems and indicate their agreement as well as their commitment to attend oral dissertation defense by signing the petition for final oral dissertation defense form.
Categories Code Course Title Units
Core Courses
(11 courses / 33 units)
BUS710 Principle of Business Administration (3 units) 33
BUS720 Study of Research and Survey Method (3)
BUS730 Study of Sales Management (3)
BUS740 Study of Distribution Management (3)
BUS750 Study of Marketing Management (3)
BUS760 Study of Financial Management (3)
BUS770 Study of Logistic Management (3)
BUS780 Study of Franchise System (3)
BUS790 Study of HR Management (3)
BUS801 Seminar in Organization Change (3)
BUS802 Seminar in Marketing Management (3)
BUS803 Seminar in Global Management Issues (3)
BUS805 Advanced Financial Management (3)
BUS807 Advanced Operations and Logistics Management (3)
BUS808 Advanced Strategic Management (3)
BUBS809 Advanced Research Methods and Experimental Designs (3)
BUS831 Emerging Leadership Concepts and Strategies (3)
BUS832 Advanced Negotiations, Collective Bargaining, and Group Dynamics (3)
BUS856 Ethical Decision Making in Business (3)
BUS911 Advanced Statistical Theory (3)
BUS912 Advanced Survey Methodology (3)
BUS913 Thesis Seminar (3)
BUS948 Advanced Marketing Strategy Seminar (3)
BUS914 Advanced Organizational Management (3)
BUS915 Advanced Global Management Statistics Practice (3)
Total 33

Elective Courses: 4 Course (12 units)

Categories Code Course Title Units
Sales Management Major
(7 courses)
BUS921 Sales Communication Theory (3) 21
BUS922 Sales Consultation Theory (3)
BUS923 Sales Bond Management Theory (3)
BUS924 Sales Planning Theology (3)
BUS925 International Sales Management Theory (3)
BUS926 Sales Management Theory (3)
BUS927 Sales Organization Management Theory (3)
Distribution Management Major
(7 courses)
BUS931 International Logistic Management Theory (3) 21
BUS932 Retail Start-up Theory (3)
BUS933 Commercial Power Theory (3)
BUS934 Store Management Theory (3)
BUS935 International Distribution Theory
BUS936 Distribution Market Survey Theory (3)
BUS937 Merchandising Theory (3)
BUS938 Advanced Global Logistics Management Strategy Seminar (3)
BUS939 Advanced Global Trade Marketing (3)
BUS961 Global Business Analysis Seminar (3)
Marketing Management Major
(7 courses)
BUS941 Product Development Theory (3) 21
BUS942 Price Management Theory (3)
BUS943 Sales Promotion Theory (3)
BUS944 Consumer Behavioral Theory (3)
BUS945 Advertisement PR Theory (3)
BUS946 International Marketing Theory (3)
BUS947 Service Marketing Theory (3)
BUS949 Advanced Digital Environment & Media Literacy
Business Management Consulting Major
BUS968 Advanced analysis of big data 21
BUS962 International Contract Management Theory (3)
BUS963 Business Consulting Methodology Theory (3)
BUS964 Organization Development Seminar (3)
BUS965 Job Analysis Seminar (3)
BUS966 Franchise Consulting Theory (3)
BUS967 Start-up Consulting Theory (3)
BUS969 ICT Environment Change and Culture Code (3)
BUS861 Advanced Cultural Metaphors for Globalization of Enterprises (3)
Global Project Management BUS951 Advanced Methodology of Global Project Management(3) 21
BUS952 Advanced Management of Global Project Schedule (3)
BUS953 AAdvanced Management of Agile (3)
BUS954 Advanced Management of Global Project Risk(3)
BUS955 Advanced Management of Global Project Cost(3)
BUS956 Advanced Management of Global Project Communication(3)
BUS957 Advanced Management of Global Project Procurement & Contract(3)
BUS958 Advanced Project Management of Prince2 (3)
BUS959 Advanced Theory of Global Project Finance (3)
BUS711 Advanced Theory of Global Consulting (3)
BUS712 Advanced Theory of Risk Management (3)
BUS713 Advanced Global Portfolio Management (3)
BUS714 Advanced Global Project Communication Management and Leadership (3)
BUS716 Advanced Global Project Management Office (3)
Digital Agriculture Management BUS721 Advanced Theory of Digital Agriculture Management (3)
BUS722 Advanced Global Smart Agriculture Theory (3)
Defense Management BUS731 Advanced Theory of Defense Management (3)
BUS732 Advanced Study for North Korea (3)
BUS733 The Seminar on Qualitative Research Methodology (3)
BUS734 War Accident-related Process Research (3)
BUS741 Advanced Prop Tech Case Study (3)
BUS742 Advanced Family Business and Entrepreneurship (3)
BUS743 The Research of Business, Economic Theory
Convergence of Brain cognitive Major
(7 courses)
BUS971 Advanced EEG research and Utilization Research (3) 21
BUS972 The Seminar on Qualitative research methodology (3)
BUS973 Advanced Brain Management Psychology (3)
BUS974 Brain Health and Physical Activity(3)
BUS975 Brain Cognitive Program Development(3)
BUS976 Brain Management Research(3)
BUS977 Brain and Psychology(3)
BUS978 EEG Commentary and Practical Hands-on Training(3)
BUS979 Advanced Brain and Health(3)
BUS771 Advanced Coaching Science (3)
BUS772 Advanced Coaching Skill Theory (3)
BUS773 Brain Based Counseling Psychology Theory and Advanced Course (3)
BUS774 Advanced EEG Research and Utilization (3)
H.S.E Major
(7 courses)
BUS981 Advanced Disaster Management Theory (3) 21
BUS982 Advanced Disaster Prevention Theory (3)
BUS983 Advanced Prop Tech Start-up & Management (3)
BUS984 Restaurant Industry Theory
BUS985 Advanced Health, Safety & Environment Management Theory (3)
BUS989 Advanced ESG Management Theory (3)
Total 21

Theology Requirements: 2 courses (6 units)

Categories Code Course Title Units
2 courses
(6 units)
OT701 Theology of OT (3) 6
NT701 Theology of NT (3)
THE701 Comparative Religion (3)
THE702 Psychology of Religion (3)
THE704 Philosophy of Religion (3)
Total 6

Graduation Requirements

  1. The completion of 60 semester hours of credit including at least 33 units of core courses, 4 units of elective courses and 6 units of theology requirements.
  2. Completion of course works with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 out of 4.0 scales.
  3. Completion of dissertation requirement and passing exit interview
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