DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
doctor of business administration
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The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) advances decision-making and leadership skills, provides an in-depth application of theory and research, and facilitates methods to solve industry problems. Program components offer opportunities for students to explore investigative skills and perform data analysis. Graduates are prepared to contribute new knowledge to a specific segment of industry.

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY’s online Doctor of Business Administration provides an in-depth application of theory and research, facilitates methods to solve industry problems and matures students’ decision-making and leadership skills within a business setting. Through an exploration of investigative skills and data analysis, graduates will be prepared to contribute new knowledge to a specific segment of the business administration industry.

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Curriculum

Doctoral students are required to complete a dissertation and defend their research before a committee and University representatives, which may take place at a distance through audio/visual means. No degree shall be awarded without majority of committee approval. Information regarding this capstone doctoral requirement is published in the Dissertation Handbook.

Major Requirements | Total Required Semester Hours: 48

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Analysis of how sociology can be used to study sport in society. Focuses on sports and sport-related behaviors as they occur in social and cultural contexts and uses concepts, theories, and research as tools that enable students to examine sports as a part of culture.

Objectives

  1. Describe the sociology of sports and reasons it should be studied.
  2. Relate modern social theories to better management and decision-making in sports.
  3. Evaluate the impact sociology of sports has on decision-making in high school and college sports.
  4. Describe how organized sports programs affect the socialization of children.
  5. Discuss principles and concepts of deviance and violence in sports.
  6. Assess societal issues that result from gender, race, and ethnic diversity in sports.
  7. Discuss commercialization of sports such as the role of money and power.
  8. Explain the global impact of sports.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Sports in society: Issues and controversies (Rev: 11th ed.)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2015)
Author: Coakley, J. J.
ISBN: 978-0-07-802252-4
Price: $162.18

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Examines the theoretical and practical implications of marketing in the sports industry by presenting a framework to help explain and organize the strategic marketing process. Offers a growing appreciation on the globalization of sports and an understanding of the ethical issues emerging in sports and their impact on sport marketing decisions.

Objectives

  1. Provide a framework or conceptual model of the strategic marketing process that can be applied to the sports industry.
  2. Evaluate the growing emphasis on the globalization of sport.
  3. Analyze current research in the area of sport marketing and interpret the results.
  4. Explain the ethical issues that are emerging in sports and their impact in sport marketing decisions.
  5. Offer a balanced treatment of all aspects of sports marketing at all levels by listing up-to-date treatments.
  6. Explain the concepts and theories unique to sports marketing and discuss basic principles in the context of sports.
  7. Interpret comprehensive coverage of the functions of sports marketing.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Sports marketing: A strategic perspective (Rev: 4th ed.)

Publisher: Prentice Hall (2009)
Author: Shank, M. D.
ISBN: 978-0-13-228535-3
Price: $125.26

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Reviews the theory and practice of fundraising in sport-related fields and provides specific, helpful ideas for conducting fundraising activities in sports business. Combines fundraising theory and practical advice so learners can organize and develop fundraising plans.

Objectives

  1. Explain the fundraising process, to include the importance of fundraising.
  2. Explain the nature and principle of sport business.
  3. Identify different types of fundraising methods.
  4. Develop practical fundraising plans in sport programs and/or events.
  5. Discuss varied methods for implementing potential fundraising plans.
  6. Create a fundraising plan that includes how to induce potential sponsors.
  7. Recognize publicity and promotional tactics.
  8. Discuss personnel management in the operation of fundraising projects.
  9. Examine key legal issues that include, but are not limited to, liability concerns, risk management, and insurance matters.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Fundraising for sport and athletics

Publisher: Fitness Information Technology (2012)
Author: Leonard, R.
ISBN: 978-1-935412-33-5
Price: $74.10

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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A study of the principles of efficient management and leadership concepts as applicable to the sport industry. Focuses on principles and techniques of management relating to programs, facilities, special events, and personnel. Topics include key personnel issues in sport management situations; ethics, law, and governance in sport management; the role of the marketing process in sport administration; and economics, accounting, and budgeting.

Objectives

  1. Analyze the field of sport management.
  2. Examine sport management and governance.
  3. Explain the importance of ethics in sport sociology for sport managers.
  4. Classify issues in the sport business industry, to include social, cultural, legal, and economic.
  5. Explain the process of consumer decision-making in sport management.
  6. Describe organizational behavior in the context of the sport industry.
  7. Discuss career opportunities in the sport industry.
  8. Analyze the efficient management and leadership strategies used in labor-management relations to resolve disputes involving professional sports teams.
  9. Summarize the influence of marketing on sport management.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Contemporary sport management (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: Human Kinetics (2014)
Author: Pedersen, P. M., & Thibault, L. (Eds.)
ISBN: 978-1-4504-6965-4
Price: $116.48

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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A comprehensive look at the skills necessary to successfully manage an emergency incident. Using nationally accepted standards, students analyze and apply the strategic considerations necessary to be successful on the fire ground. In addition, students gain valuable knowledge of the NIMS (National Incident Management System) as well as how to employ the Incident Command System (ICS) on the fire ground.

Objectives

  1. Identify the fundamentals of emergency incident systems such as Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  2. Discuss the responsibilities of emergency response personnel.
  3. Analyze the functions of command.
  4. Assess organizational health during a large-scale event to ensure appropriate personnel assignments.
  5. Compare cue-based and classical decision-making models.
  6. Describe how incident management is impacted by fire behavior.
  7. Summarize strategies for successful incident management on the scene of an emergency incident.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Firefighting strategies and tactics (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2015)
Author: Angle, J. S., Gala, M. F., Jr., Harlow, T. D., Lombardo, W. B., & Maciuba, C. M.
ISBN: 9781284036435
Price: $97.12

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Provides a solid background of the key factors that influence international trade and the manner in which economic policy affects both trade flow and the nature of economic activity. Relationships between trade and growth, effects of labor and capital movements between countries, and the key factors that influence relative costs between countries are also examined.

Objectives

  1. Examine why countries trade.
  2. Discuss how trade affects production and consumption.
  3. Define important terms in international trade.
  4. Describe the major theories and models used in international trade.
  5. Analyze how importation of goods will raise consumption and lower production in the importing country.
  6. Examine the recent trends in international trade.
  7. Compare balanced economic growth and biased economic growth.
  8. Distinguish the effects of trade, industry and other import restrictions.
  9. Examine how firm-specific advantages can overcome inherent disadvantages of international trade.
  10. Discuss international trade policies and agreements.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

International trade (Rev: 4th ed.)

Publisher: Worth (2017)
Author: Feenstra, R. C., & Taylor, A. M.
ISBN: 9781319061739
Price: $197.87

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Theoretical-Based Study | Total Required Semester Hours: 13

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A comprehensive look at the skills necessary to successfully manage an emergency incident. Using nationally accepted standards, students analyze and apply the strategic considerations necessary to be successful on the fire ground. In addition, students gain valuable knowledge of the NIMS (National Incident Management System) as well as how to employ the Incident Command System (ICS) on the fire ground.

Objectives

  1. Identify the fundamentals of emergency incident systems such as Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  2. Discuss the responsibilities of emergency response personnel.
  3. Analyze the functions of command.
  4. Assess organizational health during a large-scale event to ensure appropriate personnel assignments.
  5. Compare cue-based and classical decision-making models.
  6. Describe how incident management is impacted by fire behavior.
  7. Summarize strategies for successful incident management on the scene of an emergency incident.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Firefighting strategies and tactics (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2015)
Author: Angle, J. S., Gala, M. F., Jr., Harlow, T. D., Lombardo, W. B., & Maciuba, C. M.
ISBN: 9781284036435
Price: $97.12

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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A study of the growing and increasingly intricate problems of controlling and processing the refuse created by urban society. Includes discussion of issues concerning regulations and legislation with major emphasis on solid waste engineering principles.

Objectives

  1. Assess the fundamental science and engineering principles of solid waste management.
  2. Evaluate the evolution of technologies related to solid waste management.
  3. Assess the political environment as it relates to solid waste and solid waste management.
  4. Summarize laws and standards related to solid waste management.
  5. Describe best practices of solid waste management in an urban society.
  6. Relate leadership and management principles to effective solid waste management.
  7. Examine the impact of solid waste on human populations.
  8. Solve solid waste related problems through collaborative methods of problem solving.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Solid waste engineering: A global perspective (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Cengage Learning (2017)
Author: Worrell, W. A., Vesilind, P. A., & Ludwig, C.
ISBN: 9781305635203
Price: $174.41

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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An in-depth study of advanced pollution prevention practices with the preparation of a pollution prevention management plan. Emphasizes methodologies that achieve environmental compliance through less expensive pollution control methods.

Objectives

  1. Describe federal laws related to pollution prevention.
  2. Conduct life cycle analyses.
  3. Explain pollution prevention audits.
  4. Evaluate economics of pollution prevention strategies.
  5. Examine impact of corporate philosophy on pollution prevention.
  6. Describe pollution prevention strategies for various industries.
  7. Identify best available technologies for various industries.
  8. Evaluate the impact of pollution prevention on ecosystems and biological communities.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Materials and the environment: Eco-informed material choice (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann (2013)
Author: Ashby, M. F.
ISBN: 978-0-12-385971-6
Price: $72.75

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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An in-depth study of advanced air quality control science and management practices. Addresses health effects, environmental impacts, monitoring, modeling, and treatment.

Objectives

  1. Describe methods for monitoring air pollution.
  2. Critique air pollutant modeling equations and/or software.
  3. Assess health effects of air pollution.
  4. Examine causes of indoor and outdoor air pollution.
  5. Evaluate health risks of air pollution exposure.
  6. Estimate the impact of air pollution on the environment.
  7. Evaluate air pollution control technologies.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Air quality (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: CRC Press (2015)
Author: Godish, T., Davis, W. T., & Fu, J. S.
ISBN: 978-1-4665-8444-0
Price: $133.12

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Research Project-Based Study | Total Required Semester Hours: 13