The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Self-Design program offers a unique option for candidates seeking to customize their specific area of emphasis. As a multidisciplinary, 100% online program designed for professional administrators, executives, and leaders in both public and private industry, the self-design emphasis offers an opportunity to tailor specialization coursework to meet the individual career needs of doctoral candidates. As with traditional DBA programs, the self-design option highlights the practical application of research to organizational challenges and emphasizes the importance of positive social impact. Students benefit from a curriculum focused upon real-world knowledge, executive-level problem-solving, thought-leadership in practice, and intensive focus on applied research. The multidisciplinary approach to the curriculum prepares candidates for executive and/or administrative roles in government, corporate, nonprofit, educational, or community organizations.