View Bill 21-22-06

Senate Bill 21-22-06

Bill ID: 21-22-06
PCC ID: 20043
Name: PCC Proposal to Establish a Doctorate of Business Administration
Proposed: 04/30/2021
Sponsor: PCC Committee
Proposal: The Smith Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is a practitioner-oriented professional doctoral-level degree designed for senior executives and researchers in industry and government in which advanced research skills in analyzing business problems are required. The DBA is an extended graduate study beyond a Master’s degree with a focus on practical, applied research. The initial program concentration areas are information systems, marketing, and finance. The target of the program will be working professionals who wish to accelerate and solidify their careers as accomplished leaders in business organizations and in government agencies using business and marketing analytics and/or focusing on financial market regulation or that have financial operations.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 12/16/2021


Presidential Approval: 09/10/2021
BOR Approval: 12/10/2021
MHEC Approval: 12/16/2021
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 09/03/2021
Decision Date: 09/08/2021
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 08/19/2021
Decision Date: 08/26/2021
Decision: The SEC voted to place the proposal on the agenda of the September 8, 2021, Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 04/30/2021
Decision Date: 05/07/2021
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee considered this proposal at its meeting on May 7, 2021. Smith School Assistant Dean Rebecca Hann, Associate Dean P.K. Kannan, Assistant Dean Michael Marcellino, and Assistant Director Justina Blanco presented the proposal and answered questions from the committee. The proposal was approved by the committee.
Next Step: SEC Review