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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 8510

Seminar in Global Supply Chain Management

As globalization integrates all regions of the planet, business has become multinational and multimodal. Regardless of the role—manufacturers, retailers, or service providers—doing business globally requires a thorough understanding of how products, services, and information products develop from ideas to deliverables. In studying global supply chain management, students learn about the systems required to identify sources of people and material as well as ways to ensure that the supply chain conforms to the highest expected business standards anywhere in the world. Students investigate potential opportunities for new research in the field and share their findings through a presentation. They sharpen their critical-thinking and communication skills as they give and provide feedback on research conclusions. Students accomplish the objectives of this seminar course by examining current information through extensive use of topical journal articles and papers as well as classic articles and papers related to the field of study.  

(3 sem. cr.)
DDBA 8512

Seminar in IT for Competitive Advantage

Though many aspects of information technology (IT) are becoming staples in the business toolbox, competitive advantage is still possible through the development of creative applications and the configuration of technology in ways unique to an organization. In this seminar course, students investigate this advantage through the evaluation of the frontier of IT in business and new ways of applying IT to cut costs, increase customer satisfaction, and open new business opportunities. Students explore social networking tools and Internet recognition strategies for potential business uses. They accomplish course objectives by examining current information through extensive use of recent journal articles and papers as well as classic articles and papers related to the field of study. Students also identify additional resources and disseminate their conclusions to their peers.

(3 sem. cr.)
DDBA 8524

Seminar in Multicultural Management

Growing cultural diversity within countries and expansion of organizations’ international initiatives has brought about the need to recognize, lead, and manage a broader cultural spectrum of workers, managers, and performance improvement teams. In this seminar course, students define the key organizational techniques and the potential benefits stemming from managing multicultural workforces. Students contextualize their study through the examination and development of case studies of successful and unsuccessful attempts to realize the potential that can be derived from multicultural workforces and teams. Students accomplish course objectives by examining current information through extensive use of recent journal articles and papers as well as classic articles and papers related to the field of study. They also disseminate their findings to their peers through group discussions.

(3 sem. 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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