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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

KEY FACTS

Campus

Non Campus-Online

Degree awarded

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Duration

3 year

Number Of Modules

23

Specialization

General Management

Credits

60

Teaching language

English




About IAU:

In 2000, a group of professionals started a business consulting company, focusing on training today’s leaders to be super leaders through team building, activity-based consulting. They enabled individuals to move beyond their comfort zone and achieve real performance improvement. They decided to transfer their knowledge of business management to the classroom. Eventually, MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, INC. was incorporated in the State of California in 2005 and MIA sought CA State approval as a formalized institution of higher learning in 2006, focusing on what it knew best - business. In late 2006, MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, INC. legally changed its name to INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, INC., with its emphasis on international business education. IAU’s offerings include an Associate, a Bachelor, two Masters, and a professional Doctorate degree program. By focusing on business education, IAU can ensure a concentrated faculty body, specialized curriculum, and rich student- faculty interaction.




Doctor of Business Administration:

The Doctor of Business Administration program is designed for experienced business professionals who want to translate their industry expertise into leadership positions as consultants or as executives within their organizations. The goal of the Doctor of Business Administration program is to prepare leaders for top-level positions for industry, government, and education and to provide these leaders with a breadth and depth of knowledge that is supported by the ability to effectively address real world issues. On completion of the program, the doctoral graduate will be able to provide real-world based leadership that is grounded in the latest theories to a wide range of business entities in the international marketplace. Further, graduates will be able to clearly and effectively articulate their approach and findings to both a technical and a lay audience in both written and oral forms.




Program Mission:

The mission of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program serves the needs of mature students, helping them to advance in their careers through quality graduate education. The program is designed to graduate scholar practitioners who will set the standard for best practice and contribute to the solution of critical business and management problems through research, teaching, and consulting. The program is designed to serve the needs of both fully employed and full time students. Doctor of Business Administration program is designed for experienced business professionals who want to translate their industry expertise into leadership positions as consultants or as executives within their organizations. Depending on the student’s academic preference, one of two tracks must be chosen. Both tracks require a doctoral research methods course and a proposal for either Track I: Doctoral Project or Track II: Dissertation. The proposal course creates an opportunity for the student to demonstrate application of the knowledge and skills gained in the course work portion of the program and demonstrate the critical thinking and analytical skills required to successfully complete the Doctoral Project or Dissertation




Program Goals:

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program will allow students to:

  • Develop the advanced managerial, entrepreneurial, and strategic knowledge and skills of the students;
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for managing all facets of contemporary organizations;
  • Acquire the expertise in research design and methods necessary to be able to undertake a doctoral-level research project;
  • Acquire a ‘state of the art’ understanding of theory and practice in their area of research;
  • Achieve a greater level of effectiveness as a professional practitioner in management, leadership and related organizational change;
  • Acquire creativity, research aptitude, analytical thinking, critical analysis, and innovative solutions to organizational problems; &
  • Develop the motivation for and appreciation of the acquisition of lifelong learning skills.



Reasons to pursue mutual DBA program of Mahan Business School & IAU:

1-Receiving the same quality of higher education as overseas in Iran
2-Receiving international educational degrees &certificates in Iran
3-stay close to business opportunities in the home country
4-Developing their international language skills through such programs
5-Exposure to international & foreign professors as well as instructors
6-Exposure to international methods of teaching at the home country
7-Receiving update international scientific & educational content within the program
8-Enrolling in cost effective international MBA & DBA programs in Iran offered by MBS
9-Saving on a lot of expenses by not traveling overseas for educational purposes
10-Gaining international managerial knowledge & skills through such programs at the home country
11-Investing their financial resources here at home (Iran) and contribute directly in development of the home country’s economy
12-Avoid cultural shock overseas
13-Exposure to the realities, challenges and resolution of the global markets here at home without contributing great deal of personal capital through such programs
14-Exposure to international educational opportunities here in Iran
15-Building & developing international business ventures through such programs at the home country
16-Receive DBA Degree from an American University
17-Familiarity with international Faculties
18-Create a worldwide communication system with student over the world
19-Develop the advanced managerial, entrepreneurial, and strategic knowledge and skills of the students;
20-Develop the knowledge and skills for managing all facets of contemporary organizations;
21-Acquire the expertise in research design and methods necessary to be able to undertake a doctoral-level research project;
22-Acquire a ‘state of the art’ understanding of theory and practice in their area of research;
23-Achieve a greater level of effectiveness as a professional practitioner in management, leadership and related organizational change;
24-Acquire creativity, research aptitude, analytical thinking, critical analysis, and innovative solutions to organizational problems;

25-Develop the motivation for and appreciation of the acquisition of lifelong learning skills.

DBA Program Structure:

Regardless of Track, all applicants with a master’s degree not in business administration, management, or related field, must take prerequisite courses. Applicants with a master’s degree in business administration, management, or related field, do not have to take the prerequisite courses.

Semester

 Module

units

Prerequisite Courses
(3 courses/9 units)

Managerial Economics

3

Financial Management

3

Marketing Management

3

 

Core Module
(8 courses/24 units)

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

3

Sustainability and Innovation

3

Organizational Theory and Design

3

Leading Innovation and Change

3

Global Strategic Management

3

Global Leadership

3

Knowledge Management

3

Managerial Decision Making

3

Electives Module
(Choose 4 courses/12 units)

(Any 500+ course not required)

3

(Any 500+ course not required)

3

(Any 500+ course not required)

3

(Any 500+ course not required)

3

Comprehensive Examination Module
(3 courses/9 units)

Comprehensive Examination I

3

Comprehensive Examination II

3

Comprehensive Examination III

3

Research and Project Module
(5 courses/15 units)

Literature Review

3

Doctoral Research Methods

3

DBA Project I

3

DBA Project II

3

DBA Project III

3

 




Specialization in joint program:

 If you complete your program in CUD campus, you will have Six Choices as below:

  • Human Resource Management
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Islamic Banking
  • Finance
  • Finance with CFA Preparation

If you Complete your program in Mahan Business School you will have One Choice and it is Marketing.




Elective Modules:

Bus530

Management Information Systems

Bus540

Business Law For Managers

BuS560

Business Ethics & Social Responsibility

Bus590

Business Strategy




Specialization in joint program:

General Management.




Duration of program:

The IAU (DBA) degree is normally earned over a three year period of full time study after the Master’s degree and For Mahan DBA Graduate is earned 30 months.




Admission Requirements:

Educational background

Prior Education: The University requires evidence of an earned Masters degree in business, management, or administration. Other disciplines may be acceptable and shall be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All degrees must be earned at an accredited institution, or foreign equivalent.
Information technology: Possess computer and internet skills sufficient to effectively participate in IAU's pedagogical model and conduct research at the graduate level.

Working experience

Professional Experience: The University recommends a minimum of 3 years of full-time professional work experience.

English language proficiency

First Professional Degree or Professional Doctoral Degree: a minimum score of
550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 80 on the Internet Based Test (IBT), a 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 58 on the PTE Academic Score Report.







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Contact Information:

For more information, please contact:

Main Campus : 4201 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #610 Los Angeles, CA 90010

Satellite Campus: 2492 Walnut Ave., Suite #220 Tustin, CA 92780

Tel: (323) 938-4428 or (323) 938-4-IAU

Fax: (323) 938-4429

Web: www.iau.la

Office Hours : M-F 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Mahan Business School(MBS)

Website:MahanBs.com

Tel : +982188401313

Fax: +982189788042

Email:intl@mahanbs.net

Address :No.51 ,  East Mirza Zeinaly Alley, North Sohrevardi st , Tehran , Iran


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