Program Benefits

The DODC program is designed for working professionals who are looking to advance their academic and professionals goals without putting their careers on hold.

We will be serving three professional populations: executives, consultants, and educators.

Leadership: We will be serving executives in organizations who are in the “C-Suite” or aspiring to higher levels in their organizations (private, public and non-profit sectors). This includes executives in government, non-profit and community-based organizations.

Consulting:
In addition, we will be serving those who are working in large and boutique consulting firms. The consulting firms span different industries and settings focused on collaboration, innovation and change.

Higher Education:
In the education arena, our graduates can pursue opportunities to teach in college courses as faculty, lectures and adjuncts positions serving as a primary or secondary career or as complementary work. 

A combination of these three options is a viable pathway for our students. Often, there is interest in leveraging the degree with one's current employer as well as having it serve for a later transition into other pursuits.

The DODC program offers:

  • Flexible class design - students are only required to be on campus a few times a year for a weekend
  • A scholar-practitioner model which incorporates theory and best practices
  • Small class sizes provide more interaction between cohort members as well as faculty
  • The program fosters an overall business orientation which applies to both profit and nonprofit organization within a variety of industries
  • Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB): only 20% of graduate business programs worldwide meet these high standards
  • Fully supportive faculty and staff focused on student success