DBA Course Schedule 2020

Live online webcam seminars are 90 minutes; the first hour is led by the professor and the final half-hour is for student-led discussion. All times are California/Pacific Time. Please note the schedule is subject to change.

Term Term Dates Courses Offered Live Online Webcam Seminar Dates
1 January 6 -
February 16, 2020
DBA 627 Business Analytics
DBA 810 Writing the Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Fridays TBA
2 February 17 -
March 29, 2020
DBA 610 International Financial Management
DBA 612 Creative Entrepreneurship
DBA 820 Dissertation Mentoring and Literature Search
Fridays TBA
3 April 5 -
May 17, 2020
DBA 611 Sustainable Lifecycle Management
DBA 617 International Supply Chain Management
Fridays TBA
4 May 18 -
June 28, 2020
DBA 602 Intellectual Property
DBA 615 Leadership in Global and Multicultural Corporations
Fridays TBA
5 June 29 -
August 9, 2020
DBA 629 Global Strategy and Innovation Management
DBA 625 Applied Research Methods
Fridays TBA
6 August 10 -
September 20, 2020
DBA 623 Human Resource Management Science
DBA 711 Seminar in Global Business Sustainability
DBA 810 Writing the Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Fridays TBA
7 September 21 -
November 1, 2020
DBA 651 Sustainable Accounting Management
DBA 820 Dissertation Mentoring and Literature Search
Fridays TBA
8 November 2 -
December 13, 2020
DBA 613 Organizational Development and Change Management Fridays TBA

 

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The following documents are required for admission:

  • Application form
  • One recent passport-size color photograph
  • Official English language proficiency test score report if you are a non-native English speaker (mail original*)
  • Official transcripts.† (mail original*)
  • Official transcripts documenting at least one course in each of the following: accounting, finance and economics.†††† (mail original*)
  • Resume documenting a minimum of 5 years of work or teaching experience in a relevant area of business††††
  • Resume ††
  • Brief Statement.††
  • Resume documenting a minimum of 4 years experience in some aspect of TESOL (teaching, teacher education or publishing).+++
  • An outline (1,000 words) of the possible research that the applicant envisions undertaking for the dissertation that demonstrates his/her research experience and abilities. +++
  • Three reference letters (on letterhead with contact information) attesting to personal and professional qualifications. One reference must be from each of the following:+++
    - A recent employer.
    - A TESOL professional who can attest to the applicant’s potential as a doctoral student.
    - A member of the academic faculty where the applicant completed his/her MA.

†††† DBA Only
††† Ed.D TESOL Only
†† MA TESOL or MFA Only
† Not applicable to TESOL/TEYL Certificate Programs

 

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The Online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) through Anaheim University’s Akio Morita School of Business allows working professionals to obtain a DBA degree while working full time no matter where they reside. Experience the following AU advantages:

 

Benefits

  • Enjoy a highly interactive online program as you connect with your professor and classmates in two 90-minute live online webcam seminars per course and daily discussion forum
  • Learn from expert guest speakers and highly-qualified professors, who hold doctoral degrees and have extensive experience in various fields of business
  • Receive the Doctor of Business Administration degree through the flexibility of online learning
  • Network with individuals from around the world, providing a rich and culturally diverse environment in which to study.
  • Earn your Doctoral degree in approximately 3 years while working full-time

 

Features:

  • 9 foundation courses + 4 courses in chosen area of concentration + 2 elective courses + Dissertation
  • Accelerated learning – courses are six weeks long
  • Live online webcam seminars twice during each course
  • New terms begin every 6 weeks
  • Complete a dissertation that explores an existing issue and provides the opportunity to display mastery of the theory and concepts covered in your course of study
  • Total duration = Approximately 3 years

Anaheim University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program is comprised of 60 graduate credit hours beyond a completed MBA. The DBA program consists of 9 foundation courses in business administration and research, a qualifying exam which the student must pass at the end of the first year of study, 4 courses in the student’s chosen area of concentration, 2 elective courses, a comprehensive exam which the student must pass in order to advance to the dissertation phase, and a dissertation. Each course in the DBA program is three credit hours, with the exception of the final dissertation writing course.

Curriculum for the DBA with a concentration in International Business

Foundational Courses :

DBA 602 Intellectual Property  
DBA 605 International and Multinational Marketing  
DBA 615 Leadership in Global and Multicultural Organizations  
DBA 617 International Supply Chain Management  
DBA 625 Applied Research Methods - Qualitative & Quantitative  
DBA 627 Business Analytics  
DBA 629 Global Strategy & Innovation Management  
DBA 635 Transforming Systems through Adaptive Leadership  
DBA 645 Academic Research and Writing  

 

International Business courses:

DBA 610 International Financial Management  
DBA 633 Ethics in Business Management  
DBA 640 International Business Law and Practice  
DBA 710 Seminar in International Business  

 

Elective Courses (Choose 1 in each of 2 of the other 3 concentrations):

Management Elective Courses :
DBA 613 Organizational Development and Change Management  
DBA 623 Human Resource Management Science  
DBA 633 Ethics in Business and Management  
DBA 640 International Business Law and Practice  

 

Sustainable Management Elective Courses :
DBA 611 Sustainable Lifecycle Management  
DBA 621 Sustainable Project Management  
DBA 651 Sustainable Accounting Management  
DBA 711 Seminar in Global Business Sustainability  
Entrepreneurship Elective courses:
DBA 612 Creative Entrepreneurship  
DBA 613 Organizational Development and Change Management  
DBA 622 Entrepreneurial Funding  
DBA 632 Social Entrepreneurship  

 

Doctoral Dissertation Studies Courses :

DBA 820 Writing the Doctoral Dissertation Proposal  
DBA 850 Doctoral Dissertation Completion  

Robert Robertson, Ph.D.

Dr. Robertson Robert Robertson, Ph.D.

Dean, Akio Morita School of Business

Dr. Robert Robertson holds a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management Executive Certificate in Innovation and Strategy, Ph.D. in Management and Organization (Stirling University, Scotland); Post-Doctoral Professional Certificate, International Business and Leadership (Argosy University); Post Graduate Diploma in International Management-China (University of London); Master of Studies in Law (Vermont Law School); Master of Public Administration (Dalhousie University, Canada); a Master of Arts (Eastern Kentucky University) and a Bachelor of Science (East Tennesse...

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Kwok Shum, Ph.D.

Kwok Shum, Ph.D.Kwok Shum, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Akio Morita School of Business
Director, Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute
Professor

After earning a Stanford University Master of Science in Engineering degree, Dr. Kwok Shum received his Ph.D. in Management of Technology from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Dr. Shum’s research and teaching interests lie in new technologies, renewable energy industry and deployment, the business of renewable energy and clean technologies. Dr. Shum has taught at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and conducted workshops for the Clinton Foundation’s C40 Large Cities Climate Summit, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Hong Kong Baptist University. He has served as a Reviewer for...

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Andrew E. Honeycutt, DBA

Andrew E. Honeycutt, DBA Andrew E. Honeycutt, DBA

President, Anaheim University
Professor

Dr. Andrew E. Honeycutt, President of Anaheim University, is the recipient of a Harvard University Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree in Marketing and a Boston University Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Organizational Behavior. Dr. Honeycutt has served as Dean of the College of Business and Technology of Argosy University Atlanta, Distinguished Fellow in Business Management at Shorter University, Vice Chairman of Edgenics, Inc. and Senior Partner of the Center fo...

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William Hartley Ph.D.

William Hartley, Ph.D.William Hartley, Ph.D.

President Emeritus
Professor

Holding a bachelor's degree, three master's degrees, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, University of California at Berkeley and University of Wisconsin respectively, Dr. Hartley's background is a combination of education, private sector work, teaching and consulting. Dr. Hartley has had a variety of jobs from administrative manager of the R&D division of a Fortune 500 company to the executive training program of Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan, as well as owning and operating an art gallery for a period of 12 years. In addition to many years teaching at the undergradu...

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Caryn Callahan, Ph.D.

Caryn Callahan, Ph.D.Caryn Callahan, Ph.D.

Senior Professor

Holding a Harvard University Ph.D. in East Asian Languages in Civilizations with a specialization in Japan and an MBA specializing in Finance-Accounting from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Caryn Callahan is a former Vice President and International Equity Analyst for Merrill Lynch Japan as well as Financial Analyst for W.R. Grace & Co.. A professor of Anaheim University's Akio Morita School of Business, Dr. Callahan has also taught courses in Corporate Finance, International Business, Organizational Behavior, and Management at Chaminade University in Hawaii. Dr. Ca...

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Carlos Aquino, Ph.D.

Dr. Carlos AquinoDr. Carlos Aquino

Professor

Holding a George Washington University MS in Structural Engineering and a University of Sao Paolo Ph.D. in Sciences and Technology, Dr. Carlos Tasso Eira De Aquino is an accomplished senior executive and educator combining over 25 years of experience in leadership and scholarship in Business, Education, IT, and Engineering. In his executive career, he has been strategically building, managing and guiding diverse teams to solve complex, systemic problems. As an educator, he has taught, developed and supervised, and published relevant research and scholarship. In that area, he is adept at dev...

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Michael Aubry, DBA

Dr. Michael AubryMichael Aubry, DBA

Professor

Holding a Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in International Marketing from Alliant International University, an MBA from National University and a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University, Dr. Michael Aubry has held a number of accounting positions and has taught accounting, entrepreneurship, economics, management and business-related courses. He has also served on the Business Education Statewide Advisory Committee for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, and the State of California’s Business Industry Collaborative.

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Bari Courts, Ph.D.

Dr. Bari Courts Dr. Bari Courts

Professor

Dr. Bari Courts holds an MBA in Management from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Capella University. He has spent time in the insurance industry and  held the position of project manager for a major ERP software implementation. Dr. Courts has enjoyed teaching abroad, especially various courses in International Business, including e-Commerce, Economics, Management, Organizational Behavior, Research Methodology, and Statistics. Locally Dr. Courts is also a business owner of a small self-storage business in Cincinnati.

 

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Robert Diotalevi, J.D.

Dr. Robert DiotaleviRobert Diotalevi, J.D.

Professor

Dr. Robert Diotalevi, Esq., LL.M., is serving in his 17th year as Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. He was the founding Legal Studies Program coordinator. He has been a lawyer for 33 years as a member of the Massachusetts and Florida bars. He possesses 4 degrees and has been internationally published with over 80 manuscripts in print. In 2009 Dr. Diotalevi had a book published by Cengage. It is entitled “The Florida Paralegal.” As an academician since 1985 he has instructed over 400 courses. Dr. Diotalevi was a professional broadca...

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Howard Frederick, Ph.D.

Dr. Howard FrederickDr. Howard Frederick

Professor

After earning his bachelors degree at Stanford University, Dr. Howard Fredrick received his master's degree from San Francisco State University and his Ph.D. in International Economics and Relations from The American University. A recognized multilingual authority in the fields of business entrepreneurship and innovation, economic development, new technologies and sustainability, Prof. Frederick researches and teaches entrepreneurship, incubation, social development, climate change entrepreneurship, and strategy at Plymouth State University. He is the author of 197 journal articles and book...

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Mariah Jeffery, Ph.D., CSCP

Dr. Mariah JeffreyMariah Jeffery, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Mariah Jeffery holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida, and is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Practitioner. She has extensive industry experience, consulting on supply chain management and data analytics for Fortune 500 clients, including IBM, Coca-Cola, General Motors, and the United States Postal Service. Dr. Jeffery has expertise in decision analysis, inventory management, predictive analytics, supply chain management and design, logistics, data analytics, operational research and forecasting, stat...

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Craig Mayberry, Ph.D.

Dr. Craig MayberryCraig Mayberry, Ph.D.

Craig Mayberry holds a Ph.D. in Resource Management and Environmental Studies from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA and bachelor degree in Economics from Brigham Young University.  He spent 9 years working in the corporate finance departments of Chrysler Corporation and Intel Corporation.  His dissertation research was on social entrepreneurship and the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, leadership and performance of non-profit organizations.  He has been teaching for the past 12 years in entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, management, and corporate socia...

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Tamara Myatt, Ph.D.

Dr. Tamara Myatt
Tamara Myatt, Ph.D.

Professor

Holding a Ph.D. and Masters in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, Tamara Myatt has spent more than a decade transforming the professional and educational lives of young and disadvantaged people in some of the poorest and most dangerous regions of the world, championing the causes of women, and orchestrating locally and globally scaled initiatives in the business sphere. The specialized focus of her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development was in in women’s entrepreneurship in regions of war. She is currently pursuing advanced studies/research in entrepr...

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Patricia Ray, J.D.

Patricia Ray, J.D.Patricia Ray, J.D.

Professor

An international educator and business lawyer, Dr. Patricia Ray received two law degrees: a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the LLM from the National University of Singapore, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Ray has worked as a lawyer for the U.S. International Trade Commission litigating international trade claims and later worked as a private corporate lawyer in New York City and Dallas Texas. From 1991 to 1998, Dr. ...

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Stavros Sindakis, Ph.D.

Dr. Stavros SindakisDr. Stavros Sindakis

Professor

With both a Ph.D. and MBA in Strategy, Enterprise & Innovation from the University of Portsmouth, Dr. Stavros Sindakis has made significant contributions to these fields through his research and publications on entrepreneurship and business innovation including his books Entrepreneurial Rise in Southeast Asia, and Analytics, Innovation and Excellence-Driven Enterprise Sustainability, with his third in progress. Dr. Stavros Sindakis is an educator, advisor, mentor and innovator in the fields of business innovation, management, entrepreneurship, and service design and development. As an educator, he has taught in several different countries at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and held a variety of advisory and mentoring positions for students and faculty at numerous schools including the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs and Laureate Online Education. 

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Barbara Son, Ph.D.

Barbara Son, Ph.D.Barbara Son, Ph.D.

Professor

Holding a Ph.D. in Urban Business Economics from Portland State University, and a Masters in Urban Affairs with a concentration in Technology, Business, Economics and Public Administration from Boston University, Dr. Barbara Son is well-experienced in the field of online education and has held faculty positions at California State University, Los Angeles, University of Sarasota/Argosy University, National University and DeVry University, as well as served as a site reviewer for the California Bureau for Private Post-Secondary and Vocational Education. Professor Barbara Son has taught online...

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Michael Sutton, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael SuttonMichael Sutton, Ph.D.

Professor

Holding a Ph.D. from McGill University and a Bachelors in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, Dr. Michael Sutton has been recognized with numerous academic awards, including Westminster College's Faculty & Staff Peer Award, the Gore School of Business - Excellence in Scholarship, and Kent State University's Assoc. Provost, Faculty Affairs & Curriculum - Teaching Excellence. He is widely published in both the academic and practitioner community and has been invited to judge numerous International Game Competitions because of his specialty in experiential and game-bas...

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John Wang, Ph.D.

John Wang, Ph.D.John Wang, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. John Wang received a scholarship award to completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration at Temple University in 1990, after earning his M.S. in Systems Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology. In addition to serving as a professor in the Anaheim University Akio Morita School of Business, Dr. John Wang is a professor in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences at Montclair State University. Dr. Wang received his tenure in 1997 and was promoted to full professor in 2000. Professor Wang has published over 100 refereed papers and six books. He has served as session chair...

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Sara Willox, Ph.D.

Dr. Garski Dr. Sara Willox

Professor

Dr. Sara Willox has earned an MLA degree in Sustainability from Harvard University, an MBA from Upper Iowa University and a Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Capella University. She also completed two BS degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Willox has been teaching online courses and face to face courses in business, leadership, and psychology since 2010, and served as the department chair in business and technology for Edgewood High School. She publishes and presents at professional and academic conferences. Dr. Willox has professional experience in nonprofit manag...

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Jim Carland, Ph.D.

Jim Carland Dr. Jim Carland

Carland Entrepreneurship Institute Director Emeritus

Dr. Jim Carland holds a Ph.D. in Management Policy and Systems from the University of Georgia as well as an MBA from Western Carolina University. He has held Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) qualifications. He has published more than 70 articles in scholarly journals, 200 articles in conference proceedings, and a dozen books. He is among the best known scholars in the entrepreneurship discipline in the world, and in the surest form of scholarly recognition, a current Google Scholar search will reveal more than 3,5...

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