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Accelerate your career 

with a DBA
Set yourself apart with a DBA from the Spears School of Business. This intensive program is tailored to working professionals and designed to develop innovative, evidence-based leaders by applying research methods to create practical business solutions. You will acquire the skills necessary to solve strategic business problems and keep up with the fast-paced change occurring in industry today.

Spears is an AACSB-accredited and an R1 research institution offering guidance and mentorship from expert faculty to enhance your executive learning experience.

Curriculum & format

  • Program is offered in a hybrid format with recorded lectures, virtual class meetings and 2-day monthly residencies (9 per year) on our Stillwater campus.
  • 60-credit hours may be completed in just over 3 years (total of 10 semesters) while attending fall, spring and summer terms.
  • Nine hours of concentration electives are offered in a student’s area of interest.
  • Courses are taught by senior researchers and practitioner faculty from the Spears School of Business.
  • Doctoral dissertations are accomplished in the third year via independent study under the close supervision of a faculty research advisor.


Residency schedule

  • 2024-25
    Fall 2024
    Dates           Residency
    August 15-17           Welcome and Orientation
    September 27-28           Residency 1
    October 25-26           Residency 2
    December 6-7           Residency 3
    Spring 2025
    Dates Residency
    January 17-18 Residency 1
    February 28-March 1 Residency 2
    April 4-5 Residency 3
    Summer 2025
    Dates         Residency
    May 16-17         Residency 1
    June 27-28         Residency 2
    July 18-19         Residency 3
  • 2025-26
    Fall 2025
    Dates               Residency
    August 14-16               Welcome and Orientation


Application process

Learn about the admission process for the Doctor of Business Administration program.

Current cohorts

Current students will show you how rewarding and manageable it is to earn your DBA through OSU’s program.
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Meet the faculty

Learn more about the faculty who will be assisting as you earn your doctorate and their specific areas of expertise.
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Contact us

Meet the dedicated support team who will assist you with curriculum and program logistics. We are available via email or phone to answer any questions you may have.

Stephanie Royce

Director of Executive Doctoral Programs & Assistant Professor of Practice

Donna Lamson

Executive Doctoral Programs Coordinator

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