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Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is the first of its kind in New Jersey and serves the needs of professionals and academics looking to enhance their skills in applied research. This is a full-time, 60-credit program offered on weekends and evenings allowing students to complete the program in as little as two years. The DBA program is highly selective and complements the curriculum and structure of our existing Ph.D. program. However, unlike the traditional Ph.D. program, the DBA program is designed as a practitioner's doctoral degree and provides a foundation for implementing theory to real-world business issues.

This degree is designed for:

  • Working professionals with extensive managerial and/or technical experience who want to take their career to the next level
  • Academics who are interested in learning about and applying the latest theoretical concepts to economic and business problems
  • Senior executives interested in reinventing themselves as professors or expert consultants

After earning their degree, graduates will be certified experts in their field and will increase their opportunities for growth within their industry or as career transitioners. Students in this program are required to have an MBA or equivalent degree with substantial work and extensive decision-making experience. Courses are held in-person on the Newark campus.

Admissions and Curriculum

Learn about the admissions process for the DBA program.

Learn about the curriculum for the DBA program.

Dr. Suresh Govindaraj
Faculty Spotlight

Professor Suresh Govindaraj, Ph.D.

Known as the Grandmaster of Forensic Accounting in the RBS Executive MBA program, Dr. Govindaraj is an award-winning expert in his field. He has been recognized for his research and teaching abilities and has been published in many leading journals. He was named one of the top 15 Forensic Accounting Professors in the U.S. by, which along with his many other accomplishments, makes him a well sought out professor for courses such as Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. As Director of the Ph.D. and DBA programs, Dr. Govindaraj has brought innovative and contemporary ideas to prepare students to solve the complex issues of today.


For questions about the program, please contact the DBA Office at 973-353-1002 or

You can also view our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.