Doctor of Business Administration in Rural Business
Explore Real-world Solutions to Rural Business Problems
Advance your career as an expert in rural business through an in-depth study of critical issues and strategies for success. The University of West Alabama’s 100% online Doctor of Business Administration in Rural Business is the first program of its kind in the nation, exploring innovative solutions to global rural business challenges. It features flexible coursework and can be completed in as little as three years.
As a student, you will study advanced business topics like entrepreneurial finance, legal issues, qualitative and quantitative research, statistical analysis and more. You will also create an applied dissertation based on rural business needs. Our online DBA degree courses are taught by expert, industry-connected faculty who will guide you in building entrepreneurial skills and gaining transformational leadership knowledge for the next step in your career.
When you complete the online Doctor of Business Administration in Rural Business program, you will be a subject matter expert who can become an independent scholar, a practitioner of rural business, and an agent of change in this dynamic and vital field. Possible career paths include rural business consultant, economic developer, rural business educator and chief executive.
This program also features two 27-credit tracks so you can specialize your studies for your academic interests and professional goals.
The Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation track is designed for business professionals or educators interested in creating solutions and new ideas for rural entrepreneurs and small business owners to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The Rural and Transformational Leadership track is designed to develop effective rural leadership that is practical and capable of addressing multifaceted issues in rural areas. This option is ideal for professionals who are considering higher education as a career or part-time employment.