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Marshall’s Lewis College of Business Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program graduates inaugural cohort

Virtual town hall event geared as an informational session scheduled for May 1
Marshall University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program, which launched in the fall of 2021, is seeing its first five graduates this semester.

The program’s director, Dr. Doohee Lee who is also a professor of management, offered his congratulations to the cohort.

“I am incredibly thrilled to see our inaugural cohort graduating after three long years of hard work, dedication and sacrifice, ” Lee said.  “It means a lot to us as they made history for the Brad D. Smith School of Business and paved the way for future graduating classes of our program. It is also a testament to our amazing faculty, staff and administrators who long supported us in our endeavors.”

Individuals interested in possibly beginning the program are invited to a virtual town hall event at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
There will be a presentation on the advantages of getting a DBA, the coursework, schedules, expectations and more. A question-and-answer session with Lee and additional DBA faculty will follow.

The cohort-based, hybrid program is 66 credit hours and takes place over the course of three years. Coursework is completed during the first two years, and the third year is devoted to completing a dissertation.  With a mission to equip participants with the theoretical foundation and research skills needed to address cutting-edge business issues that apply to high-demand sectors of the economy, the program is designed for working professionals.

The Lewis College of Business holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a global organization that provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to more than 1,700 member organizations and more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide.

The Lewis College of Business is accredited in both Business and Accounting, a hallmark of excellence in business education earned by fewer than 5% of the world’s business schools.

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