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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Taught by dedicated, full-time faculty with both industrial and research experience, students have opportunities to connect with faculty in and out of the classroom. Students choose a core faculty member as their research chair for the development of their dissertation.

Saint Mary’s rich learning environment encourages collaboration and in-depth conversations with your peers and you’ll have the opportunity to explore your passions through research and reflection alongside highly regarded scholar-practitioners.

Regardless of your background—business, government, nonprofit, military, higher education, or something else—you’ll find significant value in the breadth of perspectives represented and the skills that you build that can be immediately applied to your workplace. When you graduate with a doctorate from Saint Mary’s you’ll feel well-prepared to advance in your field and use your expertise to positively impact organizational goals.

All Saint Mary’s doctoral candidates in Business Administration enter with a master’s degree and are encouraged to research their interests as they align with one of two specialization tracks: Management and Strategy or Business Economics and Finance. Each specialization track offers unique courses and degree requirements.

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Karen Chapple

Enrollment Counselor

Admission - SGPP

LaSalle Hall - TC Campus, LSH 120

(612) 728-5197


Matthew Nowakowski, Ed.D.

Vice Provost for Faculties and Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs


Brother Louis Hall, BLH 239

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5142

Dr. Nowakowski is the program director and a core associate professor in the Doctor of Business Administration program, and additionally teaches and serves on dissertation committees in the Doctor of Education in Leadership program. His scholarly interests include the study of resilience, perseverance, community development and the adaptability of people and economic systems.

Areas of Expertise: Community Development and Resilience

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Brian (Raj) Beekie, Ed.D.

Core Associate Professor


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Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5187

Meet Brian (Raj) Beekie
Stacy Dean, Ph.D.

Course-contracted Assistant Professor


LaSalle Hall - TC Campus, LSH 106

Campus Box: # 28

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Antar Salim, D.B.A.

Core Associate Professor


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Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4536

Meet Antar Salim
Jennifer Schultz, Ph.D.

Core Associate Professor


Brother Louis Hall, BLH 240

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5149

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