DBA program ranked among best in the world by CEO Magazine

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DBA students (from left) Donald Todd, Donald Mueth, James Xu and Shailesh Patel are members of UMSL’s inaugural cohort and part of a top 16-ranked program nationally. (Photo courtesy of the Doctor of Business Administration program)

For the second straight year, the Doctor of Business Administration program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis earned a top global ranking from CEO Magazine.

UMSL launched its DBA program in fall 2017, and it is already renowned for its quality faculty, diverse set of students and accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of 26 universities ranked across the globe and is in the top 16 among American institutions.

“This ranking affirms what we already know about UMSL’s DBA program: We have quality faculty, top-notch administrative support and a curriculum focused on engaged management scholarship that transforms high-level practitioners into practitioner-scholars,” said Ekin Pellegrini, director of executive education and the DBA program. “Our students will go on to become game-changing performers in their industries and advance the way business is done in their organizations and communities at large through informed practice and scholarly research.”

CEO Magazine reached out to business schools across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and South Africa and received data from 144 schools that offer 292 different programs in 25 countries.

The UMSL College of Business Administration provides Missouri’s first and only AACSB-accredited DBA program offering research concentrations in all areas of business. The doctoral candidates, who have between 10 to 37 years of management experience, meet in person one weekend per month and collaborate in an online learning platform in between on-campus residencies.

The UMSL DBA program is now accepting applications for its next cohort to begin in the fall 2019 semester.

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