Because Every C-Suite Needs a Doctor

Prescribe powerful business solutions with the Fox Executive DBA program. Expand your decision-making abilities and gain new perspectives on everyday business challenges. The Executive Doctorate in Business Administration is a part-time program designed to equip senior managers and executives with the power to transform today’s business environment. Through the tools of applied theory and research, the Fox Executive DBA prepares you to approach problems as an evidence-based manager—and a thought leader in your field.

Program Features

  • Engage in academically rigorous and practice-focused business research from the AACSB-accredited Fox School of Business.
  • Learn how to conceptualize and investigate complex business problems.
  • Develop a program of research tailored to your background and career goals.
  • Receive personalized mentorship from Executive DBA faculty as you progress through your coursework and develop your individual program of research.
  • Receive your doctorate in a program tailored to executives, delivered through a limited number of on-campus residencies, and supplemented with online courses and collaboration.

Program Benefits

For You

Enhance your personal and professional development by fueling your research curiosity, teaching you new tools for understanding organizational systems and preparing you to address the unique challenges and opportunities of today’s business environment.

For Your Company

New perspectives and problem-solving skills to enhance your company’s managerial decision-making through rigorous testing of assumptions, comparative solutions, and successful assessments of corporate initiatives.

Meet the Class of 2023


As a business executive in global human resources and talent management, and a graduate alumnus of the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) at the Fox School of Business at Temple University, I can say with certainty that achieving the EDBA has been a milestone and considerably beneficial to my career. Being an English Major in undergraduate, an MBA, and 20+ years of professional business experience prior to joining the program, I was not only able to leverage the learning and research into applicable areas of work responsibility, but also to develop and grow in thinking critically about challenges and approaches to research to apply forward in my career. I would strongly recommend the EDBA program without reservation for any leader in business looking to differentiate their experience and credentials, expand their thinking, knowledge, and skills, and for developing research for impact.

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Bucky Fairfax, DBA 2021

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, RTI International