DOCTOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH CONCENTRATION IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
The Doctor in Business Administration with concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management (DBAHTM) is an advanced graduate program designed for hospitality management professionals who wish to pursue a career as a researcher or professor at the university level. The program is focused on the development of visionary leaders who creates new business models and understand changes in technology and consumer trends. Students of DBAHTM also engage in scholarly researches that further society ‘s understanding of environmental, social and economic impacts of tourism including the theories and models of services marketing and management.
1. The minimum grade requirement is 1.75 for doctoral degree program and 2.00 in the master’s degree program. The same applies to Written Comprehensive Examinations.
2. A student’s candidacy for a degree is automatically terminated based on the following conditions:
3. If a student failed in the Written Comprehensive Examination, he/she is allowed to retake the WCE of the failed subjects on the next scheduled examination. If a student failed at a second try in the Written Comprehensive Examination, he/she is required to reenroll the subjects failed and reapply for WCE.
4. A student in the master’s degree program is given five years to finish the academic courses plus one more year to pass their Oral Defense or Thesis. Students who exceed the five-year limit on the academic courses and one-year limit on the Oral Defense will be required to take refresher courses equivalent to eighteen (18) units. While a student in the doctoral degree program is given five years to finish their academic courses and five years to finish their dissertation. Students who exceed the five-year limit on the academic courses are allowed an extension of two consecutive trimesters, but will be required to take additional six (6) units as refresher courses per trimester. Students who exceed the five-year limit on the dissertation writing will be required to take refresher courses equivalent to twelve (12) units to be enrolled in two consecutive trimesters. The five-year limit on the dissertation writing starts after passing the Written Comprehensive Examination.