Rationale Statement

In your rationale statement, you will capture your personal goals and ambition for pursuing the Doctorate in Business Administration. The statement will occupy approximately 2-3 pages, double-spaced, and will use proper grammar, professional writing style, and correct paragraph composition. The rationale statement is not your resume; it is an opportunity for you to present who you are and to describe how your academic and professional background has prepared you to pursue the DBA. 

Your rationale statement:

  • Provides a coherent argument for pursuing doctoral study of business management.
  • Demonstrates the ability to frame one’s own ideas and those of scholars in the field into a logical and persuasive presentation as to why this degree fits with their professional career goals.
  • Speaks to how their academic background has informed their interest in pursuing doctoral research in business. 
  • Demonstrates a thoughtful and intentional purpose for pursuing a DBA. Why is this the right degree for you?
  • Shows his or her ability to write professionally and use citations and references, demonstrating his or her knowledge in identifying and using evidence to support one’s thinking and ideas. 
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