DBA in Quality Systems Management*
The curriculum consists of a 24 month, 20 course, 60 credit program offered in two phases.
Phase One requires the completion of the program courses as well as the identification of a Doctoral Project.
Phase Two encompasses an intensive six-month period of project validation and results verification under the close supervision of a Faculty Doctoral Team.
DBA students learn how to analyze and conduct research to conceptualize and implement their Doctoral Project. Throughout the program, students are engaged in a rigorous, exciting, theoretical, and practical learning experience offered in a specialized curriculum that is uniquely centered in both management science and quality systems. A “Senior Champion” and NGS Dissertation Committee will confirm that each student is making satisfactory progress throughout the dissertation project process.
To fulfill degree requirements, each student will teach a National Graduate School of Quality Management course at either the master’s or baccalaureate levels, submit an article to a refereed journal, and complete a written dissertation that documents a project that produced tangible, measurable results.
Doctoral candidates are required to culminate the program orally presenting the results of their projects to the Dissertation Committee. The program is only offered only in cohort group format.
*Not available in Massachusetts. Not available to Massachusetts residents.