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Curriculum

Completion Requirements

  • 15 total semester credits
    • Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)
    • Core course (3 sem. cr.)
    • Focus sequence (9 sem. cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Course Code Title Credits

FOUNDATION COURSE

DDBA 8006

Contemporary Challenges in Business

Students are provided with a foundation for academic and professional success specific to Walden University and to the requirements for successful participation in the Doctor of Business Administration degree program. The topics covered in this course include change management, crisis management, innovation, and disruptive technology. Students engage in discussion and analyze scholarly literature related to these topics, their personal and professional experiences, and areas of academic interest from a practitioner approach and from a social-change-agent viewpoint. The focus of the course assignments is on the practical application of writing and critical-thinking skills and the promotion of professional business practice and academic excellence. Through their assignments, students emphasize their personal and professional development, including the completion of a personal SWOT analysis and professional development plan.

(3 sem. cr.)

CORE COURSES

DDBA 8161

Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage

Students in this DBA strategy course concentrate on the creation and implementation of business strategies that maximize competitive advantage in the marketplace. Students develop an understanding of why and how individuals and business organizations work together creating sustainable businesses in the global marketplace. They apply models for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of business organizations and identify opportunities and threats resulting from forces shaping the marketplace. Students focus on practical business applications of writing, critical thinking, and classroom engagement in a combination of essay discussions, research assignments, and writing papers to analyze, develop, and defend ideas for strategic and innovative business solutions for sustainability.

(3 sem. cr.)

FOCUS AREA COURSES

DDBA 8550

Seminar in Managerial Accounting

Using a theoretical approach, students in this seminar examine common concepts, principles, and methods used in managerial decision making, including revenue forecasting and cost prediction methods, break-even and cost-volume-profit analyses, performance variance analysis, relevant cost analysis, project valuation, expected rates of return, and discounted cash flow methods. They also explore opportunities for optimizing methods. Additionally, students examine applied research methods in the context of design and development of rational managerial decision-making systems.

(3 sem. cr.)
DDBA 8551

Seminar in Accounting-Based Performance Evaluation Systems

Students in this seminar examine theories of corporate governance and employee performance evaluation, including the control and performance evaluation aspects of pricing/contribution margin analysis, cost allocation, activity-based costing, throughput accounting, key performance indicators, and balanced scorecard methods. They also explore opportunities for optimizing methods. Additionally, students examine applied research methods in the context of design and development of rational corporate governance and employee performance evaluation systems.

(3 sem. cr.)
DDBA 8552

Seminar in International Aspects of Managerial Accounting

Through this seminar course, independent scholars have the opportunity to examine international aspects of theories of managerial decision making, risk management, and budgeting in the context of global, cross-cultural management. They also explore applied research methods on the effects of import/export issues, foreign exchange rates, controlled economies, social responsibility reporting, inflation accounting, and international taxation.

(3 cr.)
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Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Total *
Tuition 15 total semester credit hours $990 per semester hour $14,850
Technology Fee Per semester $210 $630


TOTAL $15,480


Transfer up to 6 credits $6,150


Total with Maximum Transfer Credits† $9,330

The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $550 to $600.

Transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee and books and supplies as related to reduced number of courses over time.

Admissions Requirements

Since our certificate programs are offered at different levels, admission requirements vary. Call 855-646-5286 to find out the admission requirements for your certificate program of interest.

Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on the program you choose. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific degree programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.


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