Doctor of Business Administration

Take your professional career to new heights and set yourself apart in a competitive industry with a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Weatherhead School of Management. Housed at Case Western Reserve, the #2 university in Ohio and among the best in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2024), our comprehensive, research-focused program will prepare you to create social, intellectual and economic value for organizations and society at large. 

In this three-year program, you’ll also have the opportunity to extend your program a year to pursue Weatherhead’s PhD in Management: Designing Sustainable Systems degree if you hope to reorient your career to formally pursue positions as an academic researcher and scholar. 

DBA at a Glance

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The Weatherhead Way

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At Case Western Reserve, you’ll study at one of the nation’s leading research universities—in one of the country’s most culturally robust neighborhoods. You’ll live and learn in a city known for industry and healthcare innovation, where nearly 40% of Fortune 500 companies are represented. You’ll learn breakthrough business concepts from the people who wrote the book on them.

Plus, you’ll:

  • Learn more than just the core skills of business management,
  • Discover yourself better as a person and as a leader, and
  • Build the skills you need to reach beyond problem solving to solution innovation.

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A DBA Designed for You

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Market-driven Curriculum

Our curriculum provides a foundation for conducting rigorous research and practicing evidence-based management through courses that are interrelated theoretically and methodologically.

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Expert Faculty

Our faculty members have extensive international experience, outstanding records of scholarship in diverse fields, a breadth of consulting relationships and recognized skills in creating effective learning communities.

Endless Options

Whatever niche area you’re passionate about in the field of management, you can explore it in our Doctor of Business Administration program. Bring your academic, theoretical and empirical perspectives to your dissertation and, later, apply your knowledge to improve organizations around the world.

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Program News

Keep up to date with the Doctor of Business Administration program at Weatherhead School of Management by reading the latest editions of our DM Digest Newsletter. 

In this program, I have noticed a difference in myself and how I operate both personally and professionally. Nothing really holds me back anymore because I have been armed with the tools I need to really forge ahead.

Allison Battaglia '17

Your Next Step Starts Now

Ready to earn your terminal degree and become a thought leader in the field of management?