Degree Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Completion Time: 3-3.5 years
Earned Credits: 51
Students will advance their understanding of socially conscious, sustainable business solutions by focusing on advanced studies in the following key areas:
- Sustainable business design and transformation
- Trends in global business
- Business development and entrepreneurialism
- Management strategies
- Innovations in leadership development
- Organizational learning and development
The Sustainable Social Impact DBA program is designed for experienced professionals interested in exploring the most recent research and theories regarding organizational and social systems.
Curriculum prepares graduates with the skills needed to align business strategies with humanistic principles, including the promotion of human dignity, wholeness, comprehensive knowledge, transcendence, common good, and stewardship sustainability. Furthermore, graduates will be effective at evaluating and maximizing organizational performance in relation to positive community and societal outcomes.
Students are guided by scholar-practitioners with experience as leaders, consultants, and researchers, spanning a wide array of innovative fields such as sustainability, global strategies, information technology, and social entrepreneurialism.
More than 20 nano-credentials and e-badges may also be earned throughout the duration of the DBA program, providing graduates with additional tools that can add value, whether interviewing with future employers or demonstrating their expertise to potential clients.
The doctorate in business administration program concludes with a dissertation research assignment focused on a thought leadership area of the student’s choosing.
Students also have the option to specialization in:
- Leadership and Management
As graduates, those who complete the Sustainable Social Impact DBA program emerge ready to serve as confident, competent, and compassionate future executives, consultants, researchers, and educators.
Social Innovation & Technology Lab (SITL):
Take advantage of our unique virtual collaboration platform to incubate and accelerate ideas from proof-of-concept to field implementation.
Benefit from a flexible approach:
Each of our online degree programs is designed to accommodate working professionals, supporting those with family and work commitments while earning a degree. Learn more about our hybrid online courses.
Holistic Human Resource Management for Value-Centered Businesses
This course integrates theory and practice to comprehend and resolve organizational management problems using holistic systems approach to operational analysis and application of the core humanistic principles. Students analyze the structural, human, political, and symbolic frameworks that help leaders to address a variety of organizational challenges successfully. Through a humanistic, holistic, and systems approach, students develop leadership and management success and failure across various organizational settings and learn to create a balanced model for strategic decision making to attain organizational objectives. (3 credits)
Applying Humanistic Principles to Managing Global Challenges
This course provides an in-depth review of research and practice relevant to achievement of the quadruple bottom line in rapidly evolving global conditions faced by businesses. Students assess domestic and international social, political, and economic landscapes, as well as the impact of technology on the globalized business environment. The effect of diverse values and cultures is evaluated in cross-cultural communication and business operations. Students identify trends in globalization and recommend decision-making strategies to enhance socioeconomic equity and equality for participants of the supply chain as well as communities where the customers are located. Relevant research results are used to approach global leadership in humanistic management, collaboration, and workforce development in the context of socially responsible transcontinental corporations. (3 credits)
Innovations in Intersectional Marketing Strategy
This course provides an overview of contemporary marketing strategies aimed at serving the needs of the firm’s clientele and stakeholders while achieving the triple bottom line. Students examine a variety of principles, theories, and practice relevant to marketing management, including trends in Internet marketing, social media, and data mining. Students explore product/service features including elements of value, pricing, promotion, and distribution. They also will analyze and apply consumer psychology, evaluating the impact of conscious and non-conscious consumer goals, motivations, emotions, attention, and perception in the consumer decision-making process. (3 credits)