About the Rutgers Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is the first of its kind in New Jersey and serves the needs of professionals and academics looking to enhance their skills in applied research. This is a part-time, 60-credit program offered on weekends and evenings allowing students to complete the program in as early as two years. The DBA program is highly selective and intensive. Unlike the traditional Ph.D. program, the DBA program is designed as an application focused doctoral degree and provides a foundation for using cutting-edge theory to address real-world business-related problems.

This degree is designed for:

♦ Working professionals with extensive managerial and/or technical experience who want to take their career to the next level

♦ Academics who are interested in learning about and applying the latest theoretical concepts to economic and business problems

♦ Senior executives interested in reinventing themselves as professors or expert consultants

After earning their degree, graduates will be certified experts in their field and will increase their opportunities for growth within their industry or as career transitioners. Students in this program are required to have an MBA or equivalent degree with substantial work and extensive decision-making experience. This is a blended learning program. Core Courses are held in-person on the Singapore campus.

Application Process

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
Priority deadline (application fee waived): December 31, 2022

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  • Doctor of Business Administration degree awarded by Rutgers Business School
  • 60 credits – can be completed in two years with a maximum of 4 years
  • Five core courses, three specialization courses, two independent study courses and Dissertation Research

About the Program Director

Suresh Govindaraj

Ph.D. and DBA programs Director

Known as the Grandmaster of Forensic Accounting in the RBS Executive MBA program, Dr. Govindaraj is an award-winning expert in his field. He has been recognized for his research and teaching abilities and has been published in many leading journals. He was named one of the top 15 Forensic Accounting Professors in the U.S. by ForensicsCollege.com, which along with his many other accomplishments, makes him a well sought out professor for courses such as Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. As Director of the Ph.D. and DBA programs, Dr. Govindaraj has brought innovative and contemporary ideas to prepare students to solve the complex issues of today.
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Student Testimonials

Learn about the Doctor of Business Administration cohorts in New Jersey and why they decided to enroll in the program.

Quality Ensured

Rutgers is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). AAU is a nonprofit organization of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada. AACSB International accreditation is an achievement earned only by programs of the highest caliber. Currently, less than 5% of the 13,000 business schools programs worldwide have earned this prestigious accreditation. Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick has been accredited by AACSB International since 1941.


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22 May 2020 to 21 May 2024

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