What makes Robinson’s Executive Doctorate in Business so special?

A curriculum for leaders
Our curriculum addresses the need for leaders to possess interdisciplinary knowledge; the ability to think in global terms; and the acumen to design systems that shape and respond to worldwide and societal trends. We balance leadership development, executive decision-making, emerging markets, and analytics to develop evidence-based management capability.
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Program participants are senior-level executives with years of experience in a variety of organizations from around the nation and world. All participants share skills and knowledge as they work on group projects and meet face-to-face at the program’s four, three-day residencies each semester. Learn more about the Executive Doctorate in Business student experience »
Research on another level
Our emphasis on studying research methodology allows participants to apply relevant knowledge and research skills to solving high-level business problems in their companies or industries. With the guidance of a faculty advisor, all participants will write and defend a dissertation.

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Three years, six semesters






Buckhead Center


Program participants come from a variety of organizations from around the nation and world.

Organizations include:

  • IBM
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Cox Communications
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • PepsiCo
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
  • Pfizer
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • UnitedHealth Group

Program Highlights

Program pillars
We emphasize business and social issues, globalization, and leadership.
Internationally renowned faculty
Our faculty has been published in the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and MIS Quarterly, among others.
Leader of the leaders
We are the founding member of the Executive DBA Council, an international organization of executive-format doctoral degrees.