The JDBA Program is a four year full-time study beyond the master's degree. Since the program focuses on developing competent scholars, an emphasis is placed upon the development of both teaching and research skills.
In addition, all doctoral students are required to demonstrate competence in scholarly research. Students are expected to work closely with faculty members whose interests are similar to their own. Therefore, applicants are advised to be as specific as possible in their applications of their areas of interest and to review closely descriptions of the faculty's fields of interests.