Choosing the DBA Specialization That’s Right for You
Walden’s online learning program for those seeking a doctorate in business offers 5 specializations. While this might seem overwhelming, there are a few things you can consider to make your choice easier.
Give thought to your aspirations, passions, and career goals and look for a specialization that aligns with them.
Think about research topics you might wish to consider for your doctoral study. The information you gain in your specialization courses can be leveraged as you complete your research.
Keep in mind that, if you don’t find the perfect fit for your choice of specialization, Walden’s flexible online DBA program also has a Self-Designed option in which you can combine courses from different specializations.
Below is a brief introduction to each specialization within Walden’s online DBA program to provide you with a better understanding of the differences between them.
Entrepreneurship: Explore the entrepreneurial concepts and processes that are found in both established companies and start-ups. Build your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge by identifying market opportunities, managing risk and change, encouraging innovation, raising capital, and more.
Healthcare Management: Expand your core business management skills in the healthcare field by learning to apply managerial decision-making skills to healthcare policy and economics. Explore the private and public policy development process and understand its effect on delivery systems and the continuum of health services.
Human Resource Management: Be prepared with the theoretical knowledge, industry insights, and capabilities necessary to be an authoritative voice in this field, whether you’re looking to pursue executive leadership, teaching, or research. Coursework examines contemporary organizational issues, such as succession planning for the organization’s long-term success, creating and managing external strategic partnerships, and HR planning for the organization’s strategic business direction.
Leadership: Explore new frameworks and perspectives that will help you to lead and manage change effectively while also investigating a variety of current leadership principles and practices to determine which work best in any given situation.
Self-Designed: Create your own specialization based on your individual goals and interests in business administration. Choose seminars from the program’s other specializations under the guidance of a Walden faculty mentor.
When it comes to earning a doctoral degree from an online university, Walden’s Doctor of Business Administration, or DBA degree, is a great choice, regardless of which specialization you choose. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Walden’s online DBA degree explores some of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing business today.
Walden University offers more than 20 online doctoral degree programs, including a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program online with multiple specializations. Expand your career options and earn your doctoral degree using a convenient, flexible learning platform that fits your busy life.
Walden’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.
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