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At this time, NEIB at Cambridge College is not enrolling new students in the DBA program while the appropriate approvals and authorizations are obtained.
At this time, NEIB at Cambridge College is not enrolling new students in the DBA program while the appropriate approvals and authorizations are obtained.
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Online Doctor of Business Administration – Quality Systems ManagementONLINE DOCTORATE DEGREE

At this time, only currently registered NECB students may enroll in this program at NEIB at Cambridge College. NEIB at Cambridge College is in the process of applying to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education for continued degree-granting authority to offer this degree program to new students.

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Why Choose New England Institute of Business?

New England Institute of Business at Cambridge College has been educating successful finance and business professionals for over 100 years. Our online learning platform is ideal for today’s busy working adult. We understand the need for access to high-quality online degrees and provide programs that are:


Courses are 100% online, allowing you to study anytime and anywhere.


Career-focused coursework is led by faculty with real-world experience.


Our degree programs are regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


Our interactive online learning environment was recognized with a 2014 Gold Award for Best Practices (USDLA) and the ACHE Award for Creative Use of Technology, and our degree programs are consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report.

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New England Institute of Business at Cambridge College (NEIB) is proud to offer the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program which represents the highest academic qualification in business in the United States. NEIB's DBA in QSM applies theory to real-world practice and equips students with advanced knowledge to solve business problems. NEIB DBA students are practitioner-scholars who will be prepared to qualify for top level executive positions in business or university teaching positions.

What You Will Learn in the Online Doctor of Business Administration — Quality Systems Management

This program provides comprehensive instruction (theory and application) in the business administration discipline, with a specialized focus on Quality Systems Management (QSM). The curriculum includes 10 core business courses which allow students to learn and explore the latest business practices, research and trends. With five additional courses for the QSM specialty, doctoral students become experts in this field. Doctoral students work independently to complete assignments, conduct research, and accomplish other required academic tasks including presenting their findings at a professional conference. DBA in QSM students then synthesize what they learned in their coursework by conducting independent, unique and relevant research that can inform practice in business, resulting in the final deliverable of the program — the publication of a dissertation.

Upon successful completion of the DBA in QSM, graduates will possess a wide variety of knowledge, skills, and abilities to serve as Quality Systems Management experts at senior levels within organizations. This program is specifically designed to enable students to be able to:

  • Organize and lead teams to solve complex problems and improve business processes.
  • Communicate across all levels of an organization with confidence.
  • Lead major organizational change initiatives.
  • Think critically and conduct and synthesize scholarly research.
  • Analyze, construct, and present a business case for senior-level decision making.
  • Develop, collect, and track executive level dashboard metrics.
  • Identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use information for problem solving and opportunity identification.
  • Contribute to and foster global competitiveness of the organization by promoting innovation, technology, and new marketing opportunities and minimizing threats.
  • Lead internal and external organizational assessment.

For a complete list of courses, download the DBA in QSM curriculum worksheet. You may also view full course descriptions here.

DBA in Quality Systems Management Dissertation

The DBAQSM Doctoral Dissertation requires students to conduct rigorous research that must generate tangible results, inform practice and add to the business body of knowledge. Students learn skills to conduct real-world quantitative and qualitative research in DBA 805 Research Methodologies and Scholarly Writing DBA 820 Business Research and Application, as well as in three courses specifically dedicated to preparing and guiding them through the process of writing their dissertation.

Writing a doctoral dissertation requires each student to identify an important problem of interest to industry and apply the appropriate business theory, research methodology and statistical rigor to draw conclusions that uniquely contribute to the general body of knowledge. The process of writing a dissertation is challenging and requires a determination and a commitment to excellence.

The program is designed so that the required courses introduce topics in different subject areas and encourage students to conduct their own exploration of the literature and research in these different topic areas. The goal is for students to identify a topic that they are passionate about and a topic that is relevant and interesting to the business community. It is expected that once a student completes their dissertation, the student will become a valued expert in their topic.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 3 doctoral sessions. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission representative, who can help you explore financial options. Your admission representative can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application and providing transcripts.


Carla Patalano, Faculty

Carla Patalano

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