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Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the IDVU Doctor of Business Administration program will be prepared to:
1) Evaluate business theory and practice from an international perspective.
2) Formulate effective solutions to complex, real-world business problems.
3) Apply current research literature to practical issues found within a business setting.
4) Evaluate scholarly research in business and management.
5) Design rigorous research in the English language that contributes to the professional body of business knowledge.
6) The ability to make effective decisions by integrating theories, insights, and practical knowledge.
7) Evaluate cultural, ethical, and global issues and their impact on the business environment.

1 DBA7000 Introduction to Advanced Graduate Studies 4
2 DBA7100 Research and Analysis 4
3 DBA7200 Strategic Decision Making for Competitive Advantage 4
4 DBA7300 Quantitative Research and Analysis 4
5 DBA7400 Global Economics 4
6 DBA7500 Legal Environment of Global Business 4
7 DBA7600 International Finance (Prerequisite: Global Economics – DBA7400) 4
8 DBA7700 Global Ethics – Policies, Rules, Regulations (Prerequisites: Global Economics – DBA7400 and Legal Environment of Global Business – DBA7500) 4
9 DBA7800 Innovative Marketing in Globally Diverse Markets (Prerequisite: Global Economics – DBA7400) 4
10 DBA7900 Management of Technological Systems (Prerequisite: Innovative Marking in Globally Diverse Markets – DBA7800) 4
11 DBA8000 Risk Management and Assessment Project (Prerequisites: Qualitative Research and Analysis – DBA7100, Strategic Decision Making for Competitive Advantage – DBA7200, Quantitative Research and Analysis – DBA7300, Global Economics – DBA7400, Legal Environment of Global Business   DBA7500, International Finance – DBA7600, Global Ethics – Policies, Rules, regulations – DBA7700, Innovative Marketing in Globally Diverse Markets – DBA7800, and Management of Technological Systems – DBA 7900) 4
12 DBA8100 Apprenticeship or Consulting Capstone 4
13 DBA8200 Doctoral Study Prospectus 4
14 DBA8300 Doctoral Study Proposal (Prerequisite: Doctoral Study Prospectus) 4
15 DBA8400 Doctoral Study Culmination 4
Core Classes Total Credit Hours 60

Style Guide for Reports, Theses and Dissertations

The program will guide students through the various parts of the DBA program. As students progress through the program, the first step is to submit a research proposal, which students will present to the Dissertation Committee. The committee will give approval to proceed or give necessary feedback in order to make appropriate adjustments. Students will be cooperating with an academic mentor who will supervise, provide guidance, and help with the process. Every six months, students will have an in depth online meeting with their academic mentor.

The dissertation is an essential aspect of the DBA program, and every candidate for the DBA program must prepare and submit a dissertation. It is a formal written document that represents sustained research or the investigation in an important intellectual issue. The dissertation must be an independent effort, which contributes to the field in which it is written. All dissertations must meet rigorous academic standards and be professionally prepared in a format suitable for reproduction and written in English.

The standard format and style reference guide for all academic writing for Da Vinci University is the APA Formatting 6th Edition. This handbook should be consulted to determine the format, style, reference citation criteria, and standard conventions for writing all reports, papers, theses and dissertations.

Transfer of Credits from Other Schools

Concerning transferability of credits and credentials earned at our institution: The transferability of credits you earn at is Da Vinci University at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the credits or degree is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or degree that you earn at this institution is not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Da Vinci University   to determine if your units or degree will transfer.

Da Vinci University may award a maximum of 15 percent of the credits required for the Doctor of Business Administration degree program or a combination of transfer credit or equivalent credit.  Credit awarded for equivalent learning can not exceed 25 percent of the credits required for the degree.

Transfer Credit Policies:
Academic credits earned at other recognized institutions with a letter grade of a “C” or better may be transferred toward Da Vinci University’s degree programs. The admission’s office of Da Vinci University will evaluate applicant transcripts and academic records to determine the amount of transferable credits accepted. To request transfer credits, submit a Transfer Credit Request Form with the proper documentation to the Registrar. Students are notified via email of the acceptance or denial of the transfer credits within 14 days.

Transcripts that are not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English or evaluated by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript. Evaluators possess expertise in the educational practices of the country or origin and must include an English translation of the review. All translated materials must be official.

Academic Calendar

Da Vinci University’s Doctoral Degree program on average, takes 4-5 years to complete. Full time students are given four courses at a time. Part time students are given 1-2 courses at a time. Courses are based on a flexible and self-learning structure to accommodate each student’s business and personal responsibilities.

Exam System and Course Passing

Students may be required to pass a final examination at the end of each course. A minimum score of 70% on the final examination is needed in order to successfully pass the course. Some courses may have a project due at end of the course instead. All students must complete a course finalization to receive their grade.

E-Learning System

The e-learning system is an online educational management system with tailored course materials where students and lecturers interact. Course materials include: presentations, readings, videos, assignments, quizzes, and a final exam. Following enrollment, a unique username and password will be issued for each student to access the e-learning platform.