Introduction for new DBA students to provide information about the DBA program and philosophy, as well as the Graduate School of Business and university resources (Intensive optional).
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
This course will provide the student with an overview of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for success—from matriculation to graduation—within an evangelical Christian, biblical worldview framework.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Synthesize the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for success in the DBA program.
- Adhere to Liberty University and School of Business policies and procedures.
- Complete the first of 3 DBA program assessments.
- Delineate the biblical worldview requirements for the DBA program.
Textbook readings and presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.
The student will introduce him/herself to others in the course by posting a thread containing the following information:
- Where the student lives (state or country only);
- Which specific cognate in the DBA the student is pursuing;
- Why the student is pursuring the DBA (e.g. to further his/her knowledge, change careers, etc.);
- Family, hobbies/interests, and anything else the student wants to share about him/herself;
- What the student is most excited about entering a DBA program; and
- The student’s biggest fears/apprehensions beginning the DBA program.
Individual Discussion Board Forum
As each student has questions during the course, those questions must be posed in the Individual Discussion Board Forum. This discussion board is used throughout the course. Current APA format is not required for this posting. This forum is designed to spark interaction with peers and get any questions answered prior to proceeding to the next course. If a student's question has not been answered within 48 hours, the professor will respond to the student. At that time, no further answers to the student's question may be completed for credit.
Group Discussion Board Forums (4)
For this collaborative discussion board, the instructor will place the student into a group at the beginning of the course. The student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each group forum. There is not a minimum word count; however, the group collectively must demonstrate course-related knowledge. One member from the group will post his/her group’s presentation to the class-wide Discussion Board Forum correlating with the group’s Discussion Board Forum so other class members from other groups can reply. In addition to the thread on his/her group forum, each student is required to individually reply to another group’s posting in the class-wide correlating forum. There is no minimum word count and formal current APA format is not required.
Time Management Audit
The student will conduct a time audit over the course of 5 business days in 15-minute increments. Formal current APA format is not required.
Current Business Essay
The student will write a 1,000-word essay on a business topic from within the past year of his/her choice in current APA format. The paper must include at least 1 book, 2 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 1 internet source.
Integrative Final Learning Project
The student will write a 300-word essay on the lessons learned in the course, and how those lessons will prepare the student for success within the DBA program. A cover page is required, but formal current APA format is not required for this assignment.
DBA Program Assessment
The student will complete the DBA Assessment quiz at the end of the course. No preparation is needed, and the assignment is worth 0 points. This assessment is used to show the beginning point of new students, and is then assessed again at 2 later points in the program. The assessment will consists of 10 essay and/or short answer questions with a time limit of 1 hour.