Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Minimum to Graduate: 62 credit hours beyond masters required for graduation. Students may transfer up to 30 credit hours of completed doctoral course work equivalent to those listed in HIU approved curriculum and complete the degree program by matriculating with an additional 32 semester hours completed.
Grading and Student Access: The basic minimal guidelines for doctoral student grades are based on student attendance online; accumulated quiz scores; participation in discussions in class forums; and cooperative research with other students and satisfactory grade on comprehensive doctoral exams after the first six course (18) accumulated hours. A successful passing grade admits doctoral student to Candidate status after a successful Comprehensive. Grades are required to be released to students in good standing within 14 days of completion of term. Project Demonstrating Excellence reviews are at discretion of the doctoral lead faculty but no more than 21 days from student submission for review. Papers, lessons, quiz, and test results, leading up to mid-term and final are returned within seven days of submission by course instructors
Candidates are required to maintain a “B” average throughout their program. At the end of the course work the Candidate must pass a comprehensive final exam. The grade will be either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. Success permits the student to move for the completion of their Project demonstrating excellence and the successful defense of it. Once completed and acceptable to the students doctoral committee they will be passed to graduation and award of the DBA.