The University of South Alabama’s Mitchell College of Business will offer the state’s first doctorate degree in business administration beginning 2013, according to school officials.
The school received approval from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to offer the program.
USA President Gordon Moulton said in a statement released by the school that the new degree is the first of its kind in Alabama and the 10th doctoral program at USA.
Mitchell College of Business Dean Carl Moore said the unique thing about the program is its target audience. The degree is “designed for senior management people who have a desire to move into an academic career or instructors at universities who would want to improve their credentials.”