Globe University to Offer Doctor of Business Administration Degree

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Students focus on strategy, ethics and leadership in a project-based DBA program offered downtown Minneapolis and online.

Globe University-Minneapolis computer lab

This new computer lab is part of Globe University's state-of-the-art Minneapolis campus.

This degree is for the person who has a passion for learning and wants to give back to their field.

Globe University announced today that it will offer a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree at its Minneapolis campus. In addition, the DBA will be available to online students. According to Globe’s Minneapolis Dean of Faculty Kristopher Blanchard, Ph.D., “The DBA is a practitioner-driven program that arms students with advanced skills and knowledge that will help them make immediate contributions to their organizations.”

Blanchard said Globe’s DBA degree is for lifelong learners who are ready for their next career step. “This degree [DBA] is for the person who has a passion for learning and wants to give back to their field.”

Globe’s DBA program is designed for students who already have an MBA from an accredited college or university. Students take an additional 81 credits over a period of two years to dig deeper into areas like strategic planning, global workforce initiatives, evidence-based decision making, and applied research strategies.

Online Options

For students looking for the convenience of an online program, the DBA can be earned entirely online. According to Stephanie Heald-Fisher, Ph.D., Globe’s program chair for online graduate education, “Both the online and residential programs follow the same curriculum, even down to our small class sizes of eight to 10 students. “Each faculty member in the DBA program holds a terminal degree—DBA or Ph.D.—and has a minimum of three years of industry experience.”

She added, “In this hyper-competitive business environment and job market, a DBA is a credential that can help both job seekers and employees stand apart.”

The U.S. Census Bureau has found a direct correlation between educational attainment and mean income in the United States, with doctorate degree holders earning higher annual salaries than bachelor’s or master’s degree holders.

For further information call 877-303-6060 or visit the Doctor of Business Administration web page.

About Globe University
Globe University is part of Globe Education Network (GEN), a family-managed collaborative body of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world situations. Globe University and MSB are accredited and offer master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and diplomas in several career fields. More than 30 programs are available online.

About Kristopher Blanchard, Ph.D., Globe University-Minneapolis Dean of Faculty
Kristopher Blanchard, Ph.D. is an expert in the area of strategic business planning, training and business financing. He has more than 25 years’ experience working within Fortune 500 companies and consulting with a variety of small entrepreneurial and nonprofit organizations. Prior to becoming Globe University’s Minneapolis dean of faculty, Dr. Blanchard served as the Business and Sports Management Department Chair at private Crown College in Minneapolis.

He has a B.S. in accounting and MBA with a concentration in finance from Indiana State University. His Ph.D. is in organization and management from Capella University where he focused on strategic leadership.

About Stephanie Heald-Fisher, Ph.D., Globe University-Online Program
Chair for Graduate Business Education
Stephanie Heald-Fisher, Ph.D. has more than 20 years’ experience in the banking industry where she developed her expertise in retail banking, operations and management, small business banking, process improvement, and marketing. Dr. Heald-Fisher also has stints as an entrepreneur—managing her family’s golf resort and launching her own retail store. In addition to her position as online program chair at Globe she has considerable experience teaching and leading.

She holds a B.A. in business and management from Alverno College and an MBA emphasizing business education from University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. Her Ph.D. is in organization and management from Capella University where she focused on general business.

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