The case for creating a DBa program – a virtue-based opportunity for universities

Journal of Academic Ethics 5 (2-4):179-188 (2007)
Although efforts have been made to increase the opportunities for American-born minorities to obtain doctoral degrees in business, the actual number of business students who are American-born minorities has been extremely low. At the same time more than half of all PhD candidates in business schools are foreign-born. We suggest that business schools owe an ethical duty to provide role models for minority business students, and that this duty can be achieved by initiating Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programs that can enable working professionals who are American-born minorities to obtain terminal degrees in business. We outline eight steps that can be taken to implement a viable and cost effective DBA program.
Keywords Business schools  DBA program  Stewardship
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DOI 10.1007/s10805-007-9030-z
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