2020-2021 Catalog Fall Update

DBA 600 Introduction to Doctoral Program

This course is designed to introduce students to essential aspects of the DBA program. To ensure student success, students will become acquainted with the structure of the DBA, understand academic policies, review successful online learning strategies, practice writing strategies that enhance doctoral communication, learn about the CityU library, learn the iterative research process, and reflect on the experience. Successfully completing this course is a requirement to continue with the DBA program. What is learned here will prepare students for doctoral-level work.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Formulate successful doctoral strategies by understanding DBA program essentials.
  3. Develop strategies for online learning and doctoral writing.
  4. Practice the iteration research process to refine a researchable topic.