The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctorate that emphasizes the application of theory to actual business issues. The DBA program helps candidates develop proficiency in applied research by improving their methodological and analytical skills. A guidance committee assists doctoral students in planning a rigorous program of multidisciplinary study. Courses span major areas of business administration, including accounting, information systems, finance, logistics and supply chain management, marketing, organizational behavior, human resource management, leadership, operations management, strategic management, and research methodology for examining business problems empirically. Courses provide an interdisciplinary perspective and the focus is on practitioner engagement through research, creative scholarship, and production of works for publication in reputable professional and academic journals.

DBA Faculty Mentors

As a member of the University of Missouri-St Louis DBA program, you will have the opportunity to work with some of our finest faculty as mentors and colleagues. DBA faculty are committed to educating practitioner-scholars who connect business theory to practice. They will guide you through the program and help you develop and focus research ideas to satisfy your intellectual curiosity. During your program, you will be challenged to review the body of literature relevant to your interests, develop research questions, undertake original, applied research and present and publish your findings.


Dr. Bindu Arya


Dr. Bindu Arya

Associate Professor of Strategic ManagementDBA | Strategic Business Analysis
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Dr. James Breaugh


Dr. James Breaugh

Professor of Management
DBA | Talent Acquisition, Management, and Retention
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Dr. James F. Campbell


Dr. James F. Campbell

Professor of Logistics, Operations Management, Location Modeling, Analytics and Supply Chain Management
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Dr. Thomas Eyssell


Dr. Thomas Eyssell

Professor of FinanceAssociate Dean & Director of Graduate Studies Emeritus
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Dr. Hung-Gay Fung


Dr. Hung-Gay Fung

Y.S. Tsiang Professor of Chinese Studies and Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Finance
DBA | Finance Theory and Applications Seminar
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Dr. Gerald Yong Gao


Dr. Gerald Yong Gao

Director of International Business Institute
Professor of Marketing
DBA | Contemporary Marketing Intelligence and Decision Making
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Dr. Lea-Rachel Kosnik


Dr. Lea-Rachel Kosnik

Professor of Economics
DBA | Finance Theory and Applications Seminar
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Dr. Thomas Kozloski


Dr. Thomas Kozloski

Associate Professor of Accounting
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Dr. Michele Meckfessel


Dr. Michele Meckfessel

Associate Professor of Accounting
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Dr. John P. Meriac


Dr. John P. Meriac

Academic Director, Doctor of Business Administration
Associate Professor of Global Leadership and Management

DBA | Quantitative Research Methods I
DBA | Quantitative Research Methods II
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Dr. Stephanie Merritt


Dr. Stephanie Merritt

Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology
DBA | Qualitative Research Methods I
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Dr. Dinesh A. Mirchandani


Dr. Dinesh A. Mirchandani

Professor and Information Systems Department Chair
DBA | Scientific Inquiry in Business
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Dr. Stephen R. Moehrle


Dr. Stephen R. Moehrle

Professor and Accounting Department Chair
DBA | Statistical Modeling
DBA | The Role of Accounting Information in Firms and Markets
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Dr. Seemantini Pathak


Dr. Seemantini Pathak

Assistant Professor of Management
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Dr. Ekin Pellegrini


Dr. Ekin Pellegrini

Founding Director, Doctor of Business Administration
Associate Professor of Global Leadership and Management
DBA | Managing Talent for Strategic Advantage
DBA | Doctoral Foundations Seminar
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Dr. Jennifer Reynolds-Moehrle


Dr. Jennifer Reynolds-Moehrle

Professor of Accounting
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Dr. Joseph Rottman


Dr. Joseph Rottman

Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs
Professor of Information Systems
DBA | Qualitative Research Methods II
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Dr. Christopher Schott


Dr. Christopher Schott

Assistant Teaching Professor of English
DBA | Dissertation Lab: Creating and Writing Research Proposals
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Dr. Keith Womer


Dr. Keith Womer

Professor of Logistics and Operations Management
DBA | Doctoral Foundations Seminar
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Dr. Gaiyan Zhang


Dr. Gaiyan Zhang

Department Chair and Professor of Finance
DBA | Finance Theory and Application Seminar
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Dr. George Zsidisin

Director of the Center for Transporation Studies
Professor of Supply Chain Management
DBA | Management of Supply Chains
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