Doctor of Business
Administration (DBA) in
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DBA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology professionals study and assess individual, group, and organizational dynamics in the work environment. They apply their research to work problems and identify solutions to improve the well-being and performance of organizations and their employees. With skills that can be applied to address such issues as recruiting new employees, researching consumer behavior, and measuring employee evaluation and performance, they can be very valuable contributors to organizational leadership.
In this doctoral-level, interdisciplinary specialization, you’ll complete courses in the School of Psychology to develop competencies in theory, research, and applications related to human behavior in organizations. You’ll also conduct basic and applied research related to organizational and psychological theories on human resource management. The program concludes with a final written research project demonstrating your ability to investigate a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, and critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventive action.
A conferred master’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution. In addition to this general requirement, applicants have two options for entering the doctoral program in the School of Business:
1. Direct Entry – You may immediately begin the doctoral program through the DBA or PhD track with a previously completed master’s degree in one of the following:
- A generalized business area, such as business management or business administration
- A specialized business area (Master of Finance, Master of Human Resources Management, etc.) AND an undergraduate degree in business
- A master’s in any field AND an undergraduate degree in business
For the Doctor of Business Administration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology specialization, you must complete a minimum of 48 credit hours (16 courses), including four specialization courses. The estimated time needed to complete this certificate is 64 months.
Students earning the Doctor of Business Administration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology specialization will learn to:
- Develop business methods and concepts based on practical application of current theories
- Defend theories, applications, and perspectives related to business to diverse audiences
- Construct socially responsible and ethical business strategies
- Evaluate the relationship between the global environment and business decisions
- Formulate solutions to practical business problems based on original research
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