The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) provides an opportunity for working professionals to advance their career with a doctoral degree while still working in their field, also in the areas of consulting or teaching. GGU seeks doctoral candidates with strong intellects, proper educational preparation, breadth and depth of managerial or professional experience, and the capacity for disciplined scholarly investigation. In keeping with our commitment to working-adult professionals, we have one of the few accredited doctoral programs in the Bay Area that allows you to complete doctoral studies on a part-time basis and accommodate your work schedule by attending evening and weekend classes. Offered on site at our San Francisco campus, the Doctor of Business Administration program offers a state of-the-art curriculum delivered by experienced, highly qualified professors. The DBA program is designed for professionals who want to further their career with the most advanced business degree program GGU offers. Our students are one of the program's greatest strengths. Typical doctoral students at GGU attend part time. Without exception, they come from successful careers in top positions in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. They bring their experiences and knowledge to the classroom and, in turn, demand incisive instruction and intelligent, well-developed classroom discussions. In the program, students examine current theories, practices, and issues in business; train in research methods; and study the relationships between business and social and global issues. Doctoral students must be adept in all these areas to be successful contributors to the expansion of knowledge and improvement of business practices. For the dissertation, students conduct original research on a topic of current importance and personal interest. The dissertation should impact and help illuminate the strategic issues faced in a student's profession.