Graduation Ceremony

Global Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) – China

As a professional doctoral program, the Global Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree is offered by the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in partnership with the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (SEM) in China. Tailored for top-level executives working full-time in China and the surrounding region, the cohort-based DBA program prepares successful business leaders to strategically envision multinational corporations, critically review business challenges and technology transformation, and innovatively pursue corporate entrepreneurship in a complex global market.

DBA at the University of Minnesota Curriculum

The 57-credit curriculum includes 33-credit coursework co-taught by Carlson School of Management and Tsinghua faculty as well as 24-credit thesis which involves an applied perspective that yields case studies or comparative studies of corporate actions. The program takes place primarily in China, with summer residency programs based in the U.S.