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HLC Accredited*

EC's business program is accredited by ACBSP*

ACBSP*

for 350 applicants

Scholarships of up to 50%

Format

100% Online

Duration

2.5 Years

Batch Start Date

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    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Complete dual degree in just 30 months
    Complete dual degree in just 30 months
    MBA with 6 specializations
    MBA with 6 specializations
    Doctorate in the domain and topic of your choice
    Doctorate in the domain and topic of your choice
    Earn the reputed “Dr.” Title
    Earn the reputed “Dr.” Title
    Edgewood College Alumni Status
    Edgewood College Alumni Status
    Live & interactive faculty, alumni, and industry-specific sessions
    Live & interactive faculty, alumni, and industry-specific sessions
    24x7 student support available
    24x7 student support available
    No GMAT/GRE required
    No GMAT/GRE required

    The DBA program is currently in candidacy with ACBSP for accreditation and is pending HLC accreditation

    Syllabus

    A unique curriculum designed to provide both broad-based business and management skills as well as leadership and expertise development to earn both an MBA and DBA in 2.5 years.

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    About the Program

    Edgewood College

    Edgewood College

    Edgewood College, founded in 1927 is located in Madison, Wisconsin in the United States. Edgewood College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of the seven accrediting commissions recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) - the premier authority on higher education in the US. Edgewood College offers more than 60 majors and 40 minors and its business program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business School and Programs (ACBSP). Alumni of the university have gone on to successful careers in business, politics, law and more. For more than ninety years, the university has put students first in everything they do. Edgewood College is now expanding globally, offering affordable, quality education to working professionals.

    Dual Degree

    Dual Degree

    Annually 250,000 people achieve their MBAs, less than 5,000 graduate with a DBA. To stand out in an increasingly competitive corporate environment, lifelong learning and greater qualifications are important. While many universities offer standalone MBA and DBA programs, Edgewood College sees the rising need of affordable and accelerated opportunities to achieve the highest levels of business education. Edgewood College also believes that holistic education is important which the MBA + DBA degrees offer - the MBA teaches practical skills across areas of business, the DBA focuses on intensive research in one area of choice.

    About Edgewood College

    Inclusivity through Scholarships

    About Edgewood College
    About Edgewood College
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    • More than 90 years of legacy: Edgewood College, founded in 1927, is an independent liberal arts university, located in Madison, Wisconsin in the United States.
    • US Accredited: Edgewood College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of the seven accrediting commissions recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
    • ACBSP Accredited: Edgewood College offers more than 60 majors and 40 minors and its business program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business School and Programs (ACBSP)
    • WES Recognized: WES takes all programs to a US equivalency - as all programs are within the US they are already WES equivalent

    Who Is This Programme For?

    The dual degree is designed for professionals who want to fuview more

    Minimum Eligibility

    Diploma holder, Bachelor's Degree.

    Syllabus

    A unique curriculum designed to provide both broad-based business and management skills as well as leadership and expertise development to earn both an MBA and DBA in 2.5 years.

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    2.5 Years
    Course Duration
    60
    Credits

    BUS 603 | Organizational Development/Behavior

    6 Weeks
    • This course equips the students with the insight necessary to develop interpersonal relationships that will build teams, increase productivity, enhance the quality of work life, orchestrate change, improve employee retention, and augment communication.

    BUS 606 | Strategic Marketing

    6 Weeks
    • This course allows the students to apply marketing knowledge in addressing strategic decision-making situations. It emphasizes the use of analytical skills in making judgments under uncertainty in a variety of marketing contexts.

    BUS 618 | Managing Information and Technology

    6 Weeks
    • This course provides the students with an understanding of how to collaborate with IT experts while making business decisions with a significant technology component.

    BUS 602 | Accounting for Managers

    6 Weeks
    • This course is designed to provide insight into managerial accounting concepts with a focus on real-world application. It examines managerial accounting tools and resources that assist managers with business decisions spanning different disciplines.

    BUS 607 | Corporate Finance

    6 Weeks
    • This course introduces students to corporate finance. It covers topics like financial statement analysis, cost of capital, capital structure, common stock valuation, capital budgeting, and corporate restructuring and failure.

    BUS 604 | Executive Supply chain strategy and negotiations

    6 Weeks
    • The course is designed to help students learn how to identify, dissect, and answer strategic management problems. To remedy the crucial challenges facing organizations, students will research, analyze, and evaluate solutions.

    BUS 609 | MBA Strategic Management

    6 Weeks
    • Through this course (capstone project), students will develop an understanding of strategy and its formulation, implementation, and evaluation. The course incorporates elements of marketing, finance, operations, and quantitative analysis.

    DBUS 901 | Introduction to Academic Scholarship and Doctoral Studies in Business

    6 Weeks
    • This course provides an overview of academic scholarship and prepares the doctoral student for performing business research. Students use critical thinking models and practices, including the role of assumptions, to identify business problems.

    DBUS 920 | Qualitative Research

    6 Weeks
    • In this course learn what constitutes qualitative research, how to apply qualitative research methods. This involves students identifying appropriate qualitative research plans, developing research questions, conducting a planned analysis, and communicating their findings.

    DBUS 921 | Quantitative Analysis I: Quantitative Research and Analysis

    6 weeks
    • This course explains application of quantitative analytical techniques to problems in business. The programming language R will be introduced.

    DBUS 922 | Quantitative Analysis II: Applied Regression Analysis

    6 Weeks
    • Applied Regression Analysis will focus on the estimation of various regression models. It reviews regression methodology, assumptions of the framework and corrections for violations of the assumptions with an emphasis on practical skills.

    DBUS 903 | Corporate Social Responsibility

    6 Weeks
    • This course will consider the actions business organizations can take aimed at benefiting society. It will also explore new and emerging sustainable business strategies that create a competitive advantage to support organizations.

    DBUS 910 | Financial Decision-Making and Value Creation

    6 Weeks
    • In this course, students will build upon their knowledge of managerial finance to measure and manage the risk and value of investment opportunities including equity investments, fixed income investments, financing vehicles, and special topics.

    DBUS 905 | Effective Organizational Leadership

    6 Weeks
    • This course presents theories, methods, and models of organizational leadership. Students will assess the performance of an organization and devise a plan for continual improvement and systematic innovation.

    DBUS 961 | Leading Change

    6 Weeks
    • In this course, learners analyze the literature within the leadership concepts surrounding changing employee behaviors, enterprise agility, agile workforce transformation, and leading complex change.

    DBUS 973 | Managerial Economics

    6 Weeks
    • Applications of microeconomic theory to problems of formulating managerial decisions. Emphasis on economics as a science that facilitates decision making.

    DBUS 948 | Applied Doctoral Research Proposal - I

    8 Weeks
    • Students apply the fundamentals of research writing, and how the principles of business research writing will be followed in the applied doctoral research deliverable.

    DBUS 949 | Applied Doctoral Research Proposal - II

    8 Weeks
    • This part of the proposal contains a synthesis of sufficient academic and business literature to support the need to address the proposed business problem/question.

    DBUS 950 | Findings and Conclusions

    8 Weeks
    • In this deliverable, the students will need to report the findings based on the analysis of collected data.

    DBUS 951 | Applied Doctoral Research Defense and Completion

    8 Weeks
    • Based on the conclusions about the findings of the study, the students will be expected to recommend the solutions that can be used to address the problem/question. The student will also be expected to prepare an execution plan.

    Admission Process

    Program Fees: USD 30,000

    *Scholarships of up to 50% for 350 applicants

    60 Credits.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    About the program

    What are the benefits of the Dual MBA + DBA program

    Pursuing the Dual Degree allows you to not only develop a strong broad-based foundation in management principles and applications but also specialise in your domain of choice by performing in-depth applied doctoral research. The configuration of this program, achieved through credit recognition, puts forward likely the most concise and affordable US Dual degree.

    What is the minimum eligibility for the program?

    Anyone with a bachelor's degree or diploma holder is welcome to apply for the program. The admissions committee will review your application and give a decision. Diploma holders with significant experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    About Edgewood College

    What are the accreditations of Edgewood College ?

    • More than 90 years of legacy: Edgewood College, founded in 1927, is an independent liberal arts university, located in Madison, Wisconsin in the United States.
    • US Accredited: Edgewood College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of the seven accrediting commissions recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
    • ACBSP Accredited: Edgewood College offers more than 60 majors and 40 minors and its business program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business School and Programs (ACBSP)
    • WES Accredited: WES takes all programs to a US equivalency - as all programs are within the US they are already WES equivalent

    Inclusivity Through Scholarships

    Edgewood College will be an inclusive model of learning, teaching, and scholarship. Our students, alumni, faculty, and staff will be recognized for their pursuit of purposeful lives, vibrant and sustainable communities, and a just world. To further their vision of inclusive education Edgewood College is partnering with upGrad to offer quality higher education programs across the globe. 

    • 50% Scholarship: These programs will be accessible and affordable as students can get up to 50% scholarship towards their tuition fee
    • Same as On Campus: The programs will be taught online by the same on-campus faculty and learners will get the same on-campus degree

    Refund Policy/Financials

    What is the refund policy for this program?

    Refund Policy:

    1. You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. You can request your Admissions Counsellor to help you in applying and withdrawing for a refund by sending them an email with reasons listed. For post program refund please connect with your Admissions Counselor to understand the policy. This is applicable even for those students who could not complete their payment, and could not be enrolled in the batch opted for. However, the student can avail pre-deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.

    2. Student must pay the full fee within seven (7) days of payment of the deposit amount or Batch Start Date, whichever is earlier; otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.

    3. Request for refund as per point no. 1 of the refund policy must be sent via email in the prescribed refund request form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of submitting the duly signed refund form, after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

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