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Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration at University of the Cumberlands is designed to be an applied doctorate for working professionals who are driven to lead and innovate.  The DBA enables students to develop advanced levels of competency in conducting applied research and in the comprehension of theoretical and applied literature in the discipline.

This program has been designed for candidates who are already working in the areas of a business profession. These candidates cannot attend classes in a “traditional setting” on campus because their schedules have to accommodate participants’ or clients’ busy schedules, so their workday may span twelve hours or more. Recent MBA graduates will also be attracted to this program to make themselves more knowledgeable and marketable to future employers. With the planned course structure and rotation, a full-time student earning 24 credits per academic year may complete the program easily in three years, while a half-time student completing 12 credits per academic year may complete the program in five years.

"The [MBA] program allowed me to make great contacts and network with other professionals."

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– Amanda Farris
Accountant
Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries

"The MBA program has given me an opportunity to further my education while working a full-time job."

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– Desrick Jones
Assistant Manager
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

"The online program at UC has allowed me to further my education while maintaining my personal commitments."

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– Carl Roberts
Teacher
MAT Program

"The Rank 1 program at UC provides a broad array of avenues for enhancing our roles as educators."

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– Elizabeth Stack
Teacher

"I enjoyed the convenience and flexibility of the schedule especially with four children. The small ..."

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– Mark Steely
Coordinator of Radiology and Radiation Safety Officer
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"The MAED program was a very comprehensive and robust experience that definitely added value to ..."

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– Nathan Smith
Elementary School Teacher

"Being part of the new era of technology allows UC to be a great learning institution as well as versatile."

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– Lesley Tipton
PA Program Student

"UC provided me with the tools and professional network of individuals to lead our school district in South Carolina."

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– David O’Shields
Superintendent
Laurens County School District

"The MBA program fit my busy lifestyle. I was able to attend MBA classes and do the assigned work all ..."

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– Pam Jones
Controller
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"I enjoyed the quality of the materials and the instructors. The knowledge I gained will help me in my business."

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– Eric Greer
Founder & President
CIS

"UC does an excellent job of bringing students from the virtual world together in a cohesive class unit."

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– Jennifer Kincaid
Assistant Principal
MAED Program Student

"I was attracted to UC because of its location in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains ..."

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– Suzanne Benninger
PA Program Student

"Enrolling in the University of the Cumberlands’ MBA program was a rewarding and valuable investment ..."

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– Brooklyn Hooker
Accountant
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

"I believe that UC is making great strides toward becoming one of the best online programs."

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– Benjamin Clayton
MACS Program

"UC has multiple attributes that I find attractive. Its affordability, high moral standards and sense of ..."

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– April Templeton
MBA graduate

"The learning environment and the facilities at UC PA are the best around and it makes learning so much ..."

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– Kevin Caddell
PA Program Student

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