Executive Doctorate of Business Administration

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EDBA: Cultivating research professionals

A first for Atlantic Canada, the full-time Sobey EDBA brings the possibility of development and support for senior leaders using evidence-based approaches to conduct practice-oriented research. Designed for seasoned executives, the program offers an impressive credential that will not only distinguish their value in the job market but also reward them with critical knowledge and skills to succeed in today’s complex business environment.

• EDBAs are distinct from PhD-style programs, focused on both academic rigour and knowledge transfer/mobilization.

• EDBA graduates learn an evidence-based approach that applies a problem-solving framework to overcome assumptions and ground analysis in objective criteria.

• The EDBA educates business and organizational leaders to create, conduct, and disseminate applied research to their organization, industry sector, profession, and/or government policy.

• Upon completion of a non-credit CEBM 4-week online module, students are awarded a certificate and become a member of the Center for Evidence-based Management.


Program Details

Foundational [Year 1] Functional [Year 2]  Applied Research Project [Year 3]
7601 Assessing Business and Management Evidence 7605 Building and Testing Models 7609 Conducting an Applied Research Project Part 1
7602 Applying Methods 7607 Translating Knowledge 7610 Conducting an Applied Research Project Part 2
7603 Diagnosing Problems and Generating Options 7608 Developing an Applied Research Proposal 7611 Disseminating Findings
7604 Making Sense of Data
7606 Synthesizing Research Evidence


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