UMGC’s DBA degree is designed for executive-level working professionals. It is a hybrid program with fully online courses and onsite residencies in Maryland, three times per year, in which attendance is mandatory. The program emphasizes the real-world application of strategic thinking, leadership, research, innovation, and sustainability in the global business environment. The cohort structure promotes close, interactive partnerships among students, faculty, and staff and a supportive network for lifelong learning. Benefits include exposure to national and global perspectives and collaboration with geographically diverse classmates and faculty.