DBA Degree Learning Goals and Objectives

Students who complete the DBA degree at Lawrence Technological University will be competent in the following goals (click on each goal for the corresponding objectives and assessment):

Plan and Conduct Applied Research in Business Administration

Objective 1: Graduates can successfully plan and conduct applied research to address problems or issues arising from the practice of management.

Assessment will occur via the Dissertation Proposal Evaluation Rubric completed by three DBA faculty raters and reviewed by the Program Director.

Objective 2: Graduates can understand the contribution of research to the practice of management, and can critically review, interpret, and apply theoretical and empirical findings to improve the practice of management.

Assessment will occur via the Dissertation Rubric completed by three DBA faculty raters and reviewed by the Program Director.

Demonstrate the Ability to Understand and Select Appropriate Research Design and Methods

Objective 1: Graduates can review and select appropriate research design and methods for applied research projects.

Assessment will occur via the Dissertation Proposal Evaluation Rubric completed by three DBA faculty raters and reviewed by the Program Director.

Objective 2: Graduates can review and evaluate a scholarly qualitative peer-reviewed article and a scholarly quantitative peer-reviewed article.

Assessment will occur via the Qualitative Article Review Rubric in RES 7023, and the Quantitative Article Review Rubric in RES 7033, both completed by the DBA faculty course instructor and reviewed by the Program Director.

Evaluate and Contribute to the Scholarly Literature

Objective 1: Graduates can identify and critically review the scholarly literature relevant to a research topic.

Assessment will occur via the Qualifying Paper (QP) Rubric completed by two DBA faculty raters and reviewed by the Program Director.

Objective 2: Graduates can undertake research of a quality that is acceptable for publication in peer-reviewed journal, conference proceedings, and other publication outlets that make a contribution to the practice of management (such as handbooks, case studies, etc.).

Assessment will occur via peer-reviewed publication record.

Communicate Effectively

Objective: Graduates can communicate effectively using written, oral, graphical, and digital formats.

Assessment of written communication will occur via the Qualifying Paper (QP) Rubric completed by two DBA faculty raters, and via the Dissertation Proposal Evaluation Rubric completed by three DBA faculty raters; Assessment of written and oral communication will occur via the Dissertation Rubric completed by three DBA faculty raters and reviewed by the Program Director.

Analyze and Assess the Impact of Leadership Behavior

Objective: Graduates can analyze and assess the impact of leadership behavior on interpersonal relationships and organization performance along with a greater sensitivity of their decisions on effectively leading change.

Assessment will occur via the Change Leadership Self-Assessment (C-LSA) Rubric in MGT 8073 completed by the DBA faculty course instructor, and via the student's annual self-report of scholarly and professional activities in sustainability, leadership, and ethics.

 

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