2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalogue 
    Mar 21, 2023  
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Business Administration in Rural Business

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Program Admission Requirements:

The following are specific admission requirements for entry into the Doctor of Business Administration programs. Please refer to the Graduate Catalogue for specific program admission requirements.

  • Completed online application for admission, including nonrefundable application fee;
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 3.0 or higher GPA, and official final transcripts from all institutions of higher education (community colleges, bachelor’s programs, post-graduate programs);
  • Statement of Interest indicating applicant’s chief academic interest, strengths and limitations, and reasons for selecting the DBA in Rural Business and UWA.
  • 2 letters of Recommendation
  • Resume

International Students: https://www.uwa.edu/admissions/international students

Who Should Apply:

  • Individuals with master’s degrees or above in business or a related field and wish to obtain a doctoral degree to increase their knowledge and skills in rural business, entrepreneurship and leadership.

II. Choose one of the tracks below: 27 hours


  • Upon completion of all required coursework, an ABD student must be registered for DISS 704  to be eligible for continuing services.
  • Students are expected to complete and defend the dissertation within seven (7) years of initial enrollment into the DBA in Rural Business program.

Program Completion Requirements:

The following requirements must be met prior to completion of the DBA in Rural Business Program.

  • Completion of Orientation to Doctoral Studies (RB 700 )
  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework (no grade below B)
  • Successful completion of an applied dissertation
  • Cumulative grade point average of a 3.50 or higher
  • Completed application for degree and satisfaction of all UWA financial obligtations

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