The URI Difference

The D.B.A. at URI is an AACSB-accredited program that stands out for its convenience, customizability, and value.


  • The program offers meaningful opportunities to engage with your D.B.A. cohort—and other cohorts (due to overlapping residencies)—but minimizes disruptions to other professional and life commitments.
  • It blends synchronous online learning (remote learning sessions during specified time periods) and asynchronous online learning (self-paced learning) with three face-to-face residencies each year.
  • D.B.A. students have the opportunity to network and pursue a rigorous program of study, the structure to stay on track, but the flexibility to plan when studies occur.


  • The curriculum was designed to serve as a foundation in general applied business research for a customized program of study.
  • Your specialization comes from your professional experiences. An academic researcher guides you, one on one, to help you use the tools and methods to find an evidence-based solutions to your business problem.
  • The result is a personalized and customized program of study.


  • The program structure allows URI to provide an exceptional value relative to other AACSB-accredited D.B.A. programs with comparable outcomes.
  • The competitive overall program cost includes materials, research support, lodging, and meals during residencies.
  • Fewer residencies, and an accessible location in the Northeastern U.S., will allow you to maximize your return on effort by minimizing travel time and costs (and related sacrifices).

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