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Annual DBA Newsletter (Inaugural Issue)

Experience UMSL DBA through videos, pictures, and articles highlighted in the Annual DBA Newsletter.

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Leaping From the Office to Academia

"In the winter 1998 semester, I was a fledgling accountant sitting through Intermediate Accounting's hallmark review of double-entry bookkeeping. I didn't know I would subsequently navigate my accounting coursework, surpass the Uniform CPA Examination hurdle, and enjoy a successful public accounting career."

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Redefining “Balance”: My Journey to Equilibrium

"What if I told you that my goal for work-life balance was over? In America, we have a constant tension between balancing all of the demands that are placed on us at work, with family, with our social lives and for some, at school".

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CEO Magazine - The UMSL DBA: Learning Without Limits

"What prompted the University of Missouri-St. Louis [UMSL] to roll out a DBA programme?"

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DBA Program ranked among best in the world by CEO Magazine

For the second straight year, the Doctor of Business Administration program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis earned a top global ranking from CEO Magazine.

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Acclaimed DBA program transforming business leaders into practitioner-scholars

UMSL’s DBA program focuses on the application of theory paired with a deep exploration of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Courses are structured over a three-year period through online learning and a two-day residency each month.

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Evidence-Based Decision-Making

What's behind the highest degrees of executive leadership? Evidence-based decision-making

2018 – These cutting-edge programs are loaded with quantitative and qualitative research-methods courses, the subject area most stu­dents want more experience in.

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Don Mueth

Alumnus Don Mueth returns to UMSL 33 years later as member of inaugural DBA cohort

2018 – Don Mueth, who has spent the past 17 years as the chief operating officer for Asset Consulting Group, returned to the classroom in December as a candidate in UMSL’s Doctor of Business Administration program.

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UMSL's new DBA Program ranked in top 22 worldwide by CEO Magazine

2018 – Within the first year of its launch, the Doctor of Business Administration program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis already ranks among the best in the world.


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 The Case for Doctoral Reform

The Case for Doctoral Reform

2016 – Why it’s time for business schools to radically reconsider their PhD model. The BBA and MBA are remarkably different degrees than they were just a few decades ago. The reason? Business schools have made a deliberate and collective effort to revise core curricula, set learning objectives, and update their technology and pedagogy to suit the modern business climate.


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Primary Difference between a Doctorate in Business Administration and a Business PhD

2016 – In general, as in other disciplines, a doctorate degree is a research-oriented degree, with a focus on developing advanced theoretical or practical research skills in a particular area. The PhD is the most common doctorate degree for those who wish to pursue academic careers. However, the degree is also used as for advanced consulting, research, or business/public administration careers.


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 The Case for Doctoral Reform

Amidst MBA Inflation, Executives Recommend Business Doctorates

2012 – Some say that business-related PhD's and DBA’s provide the exclusivity MBA’s once offered. Once an exclusive credential that signified C-suite executive material, MBA’s are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, which may dilute their quality, according to some executives.


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