UWW Doctorate of Business Administration

UWW Doctorate of Business Administration

our doctorate program, not a campus. And so, you know,
we’re working hard to make sure this is a
successful experience for the students. ANGEL CHATTERTON:
I had investigated other traditional PhD programs. And with the pressures
of a family, a mortgage, the realities of life, I could
not take the five years out of my life to go work full
time on a PhD program. It’s something
I’ve been thinking about for a long period of time. I had even explored
programs out of state and in Georgia, even overseas. In the UK, they have a lot
of similar kinds of programs, historically. The DBA program itself
is extremely supportive– you know, very good culture, a
very good environment to make sure you succeed. JOHN GOOD: Oh,
it’s a great value. I’ve been able to apply the
things that I’m learning, both the things I’m pursuing
in terms of research as well as the things I’m
learning in the classroom. And it’s made a difference
for my organization. ABBIE DALY: The
research training that you learn will
integrate into many things that you do, just
in the way you think and the way you
approach a problem. You become very
scientific in the way you would approach a problem. AARON KINNEY: You
know, it’s interesting. Before you do it, you
just assume oh, well, it’s a doctoral degree. You’re going to learn a lot
about business or business principles or something
to that effect. And it really is forcing you to
become an expert with regards to business. [MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN GOOD: Two
years of academics, so it’s six semesters– fall,
winter/spring, and then summer. I’m in the first year, so we’re
finishing up our summer program this weekend. And so there’s
two years of that. And then there’s a full year,
three semesters– again, fall, winter/spring, and then summer– focused on the dissertation. ANGEL CHATTERTON: It
is a weekend program. You start Fridays at
3 PM in the afternoon. You go till 7:00. Saturday starts at 8 AM. Yes, you go till 5 PM. Sunday– same
schedule, 8 AM to 5 PM. I will tell you this– your back-home life,
your nonacademic life, you need to have a good
support system around you to encourage you to go
because it’s not just you’re gone on the weekends
when you’re at school. You are studying intensively. It’s definitely the most
challenging education yet that I had to go through,
but I think it’s expected. I mean, if you want to
get a doctorate degree, it will take hard work,
no doubt about it. You have to do the work. But the environment is here
for you to take advantage of. STUDENT: At least initially,
nobody really knew each other. I mean, we are a cohort class. But I think, as the
program progressed, we’re now trying to do a get
together on Saturday night– to go, everybody, have
dinner and just, you know, support each other as much as
we can because it’s definitely difficult and time consuming. And the support is
really helping, I think, being able to talk to somebody
who understands what you’re going through exactly because
they’re in the same program. [MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN CHENOWETH:
One of the things that Whitewater does
really well across all of its academic programs
is take students from where they are and
advance them and does that at a price point that is
significantly lower than most other schools. AACSB accreditation
is really a method that we use to get better. DAVID GRAY: The way
faculty and the school engages with their students,
the way they ensure that the learning outcomes are
happening as they say they’re happening, the
quality of the faculty and their academic and
intellectual contributions– especially in a
doctoral program, you want to make
sure you’re working with faculty that are leaders. JOHN CHENOWETH: If you’re
going to enter our DBA program, at the end of the day you’re
going to be successful. And we’re going to be
successful because your needs and our needs match. PRAVEEN PARBOTEEAH:
MBAs only go so far. With a DBA, you’re
really saying, the scientific method
is an incredible way to analyze problems,
to find solutions. And you want to be as
thorough as possible. Here are all the tools that you
can use to make that happen. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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