Top 20 Online Doctor of Business Administration Programs

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Today’s Business world is fluid. While there are tried and true ethical and applicational principles, today’s business leader must be able to adjust to rapid changes that technology and globalization create. This means that business leaders must not only be sound in their morals, money and human resource management, they must also be aware of new developments and how to critically analyze and implement advances in the many areas of business administration. Coupled with the fast-changing landscape of technology and the global economy, most business leaders are working professionals who must juggle daily career responsibilities if they want to pursue advanced education. A Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) can provide business professionals with the theoretical knowledge, critical thinking skills, research tools as well as application opportunities to advance their careers, achieve greater stability and earn higher pay. This online DBA program ranking presents 20 of the top 100% online DBA programs. This list tries to include only those programs that have absolutely zero onsite or on-campus requirements. For the sake of completeness this ranking does include a few DBA degree programs that have minimal on-campus requirements. However, these few exceptions are very high quality programs, which have very small non-online demands. The following list is presented in no particular order.

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California Intercontinental University

Irvine, California

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“Built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs”

California Intercontinental University (CIU) was incorporated in the state of California in 2003, and in 2005 gained state approval for granting undergraduate and graduate degrees. Since 2009 CIU has been granting university degrees through a distance education model accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. A CIU education is oriented to working professionals seeking alternatives to onsite models of higher education. The student demographic of CIU is predominantly mid-life adults, and 64% of the total student body is enrolled in the CIU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program. According to CIU’s about page 93% of CIU students reported achieving their educational goals and 95% of students reported being satisfied with their studies.

CIU is committed to equip the next generation of business professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs with the confidence, qualifications, and competence to succeed in the global business community and economy. 

DBA Program

CIU’s only doctoral program is the doctor of business administration and is 100% online. CIU’s focus on its DBA makes it one the premier degrees offered at CIU. CIU’s doctorate in business administration has five areas of specialization:

Admissions Requirements

Across these five areas of specialization admission requirements are the same:

  • A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae or professional resume
  • Two or more years of full-time, occupational experience, preferably at a managerial level, related to the Business Administration field
  • Official transcripts showing the completion of a Master’s degree from an approved or accredited college or university/institution
  • Prior college academic records must show a minimal Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of B (3.0 on a scale of 4.0) grade or higher.

Course Schedule

CIU’s doctor of business administration degrees comprises 60 credits and is broken down in the following manner:

  • Business Required Courses: 30 Units / 10 Courses
  • Elective Courses: 15 Units / 5 Courses
  • Dissertation: 15 Units
  • Competency Assessment
  • Qualifying Exam

There is one difference in terms of requirements between the DBA in Global Business and Leadership and the four other DBA tracks at CIU. The DBA in Global Business and Leadership requires 14 credit hours for the dissertation and 1 credit hour for competency exam. Each of the other DBA tracks require 15 credit hours for the dissertation and competency exam is not taken for credit. CIU will accept up to 9 transfer credits.

Graduation Requirements

The Graduate will have:

  • Successfully completed all required courses of the Doctorate curricula and have completed the minimal required Learning Time for each course and program
  • Met the study time residency requirement for degree completion and award
  • Achieved at least 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
  • Successfully passed the Competency Assessment
  • Successfully passed the Qualifying Examination
  • Be cleared of all indebtedness and other obligations to CIU
  • Be recommended for graduation by the Faculty and Academic Department
  • Successfully completed and passed an Oral Defense of the Dissertation and submitted two bound copies of the final Dissertation

Tuition and Time Frame

Tuition is $445 per credit and the program is expected to take 2 years to complete.

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Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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“Create the change you want to see.”

Walden University, founded in 1970, has been offering online degrees since 1995. Walden’s mission is provide “career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change.” Walden’s DBA degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, ensuring that Walden offers a nationally recognized DBA degree that meets standard requirements of business, government and other institutions. Walden promises to equip their student professionals with the “skills needed to compete in today’s global market place.” Ninety percent of Walden graduates say their Walden education “enhanced their professional performance,” and “almost 95% of graduates report Walden helping them to advance social change.”

DBA Program

Walden’s DBA program is virtually 100% online, having only two brief face-to-face residency requirements. Walden offers 16 different DBA specializations, allowing student professionals to find a degree track that will specifically suit their career needs and aspirations:

Admissions Requirements

  • A masters degree in business or its equivalent
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume showing work history
  • Employment history and educational history

Course Schedule

Specialized courses vary across the different DBA specializations students can pursue. Walden’s DBA program comprises 60 credit hours broken down as follows:

  • 60 semester credits
    • Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)
    • Core business courses (15 sem. cr.)
    • Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.)
    • Research methods courses (11 sem. cr.)
    • Doctoral Mentoring (4 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)
    • Doctoral studies courses (15 sem. cr.)
    • Doctoral Writing Assessment (0 cr.)
  • Two 4 day residencies

Walden has a strong desire to work with students with background doctoral and/or graduate studies in business from other institutions, and will accept up to 30 transfer credits.

Graduation Requirements

  • Students must maintain minimum GPA requirements
  • Complete DBS Course work
  • Complete approved dissertation
  • Meet all financial obligations

Tuition and Time Frame

Walden’s DBA degree program will take an expected 50 months to complete. Tuition for Walden’s online DBA program$980.00 per credit hour. Federal loan options are available for this degree program. New students in the DBA program can apply for one of twenty $12,500 scholarships offered by Walden University.

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LIGS University

Honolulu, Hawaii

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“LIGS University is a modern university combining effective methods and innovative approaches of the American and European system of education.”

LIGS University is a 100% online university that specializes in training experts in the field of business. The DBA degree is the crown jewel of LIGS’s unique educational focus and methodology. All courses at LIGS are self-paced, allowing working professionals to adjust their course work to fit their pace and responsibilities. And the LIGS educational method follows the Oxford University tutorial approach. This aspect affords each student with a highly interactive educational experience and a great deal of one-to-one interaction with highly qualified tutors who are themselves experts and professionals in their fields. Students can choose from a number of DBA specializations, and can choose to study in English, Czech or Slovak. LIGS University allows students to enroll in the DBA program anytime all year long. LIGS’s DBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities.

DBA Program

LIGS University’s DBA program is described as an “interactive online DBA program.” LIGS Oxford-style tutorial system makes the DBA degree truly interactive. This is because “For every course or module, there is one particular tutor assigned. Tutor consults the student about any questions and guides him/her in course of the thesis completion.” LIGS offers five DBA specializations:

  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources Management

Admissions Requirements

LIGS lists the following educational and professional requirements for admission to the DBA degree program:

  • Language proficiency in the chosen language of study
  • Master’s degree from a university or college
  • Managerial experience of at least 5 years

LIGS requires these documents for admission:

  • Enrollment agreement
  • Dissertation proposal and draft (approved by LIGS University),
  • Copy of a document proving the highest degree earned,
  • Curriculum vitae (including your photograph) reflecting your scientific and publication activity.

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

Along the lines of the Oxford-European model, LIGS University’s DBA program focuses upon research and professional application rather than course work. This means that LIGS requires fewer courses than many other DBA programs. LIGS requires a total of 12 courses, along with publication requirements and writing a dissertation.

The course schedule is broken into four core modules and four “specialization” courses and four “elective” courses, which can be selected from a number options.

Core Modules:

  • Project 1: Methodology and Dissertation Proposal
  • Project 2: Literature Review and Theoretical Background
  • Project 3: Survey and Data Analysis
  • Project 4: Consultations and Manuscript of Dissertation Thesis

Specialization Courses:

  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources Management

Over 20 Elective Courses

Publications:

During the time of study each student must publish four works.

Dissertation:

The dissertation is to be original research on a topic of practical impact. The length of the dissertation must be between 30,000 and 35,000 words.

Tuition and Time Frame

LIGS University’s DBA degree program is a great value for the level and quality of the education experience students receive. Tuition for the entire program is only $9,900, making LIGS one of the least expensive online DBA programs. The total expected time needed to the complete the DBA program is 2-3 years.

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California Southern University

Irvine, California

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CalSouthern “is dedicated to providing a rich and dynamic educational experience to those who choose the freedom and flexibility of distance learning to satisfy their educational and professional goals.”

California Southern University (CalSouthern) was founded in 1978. As a 100% online university CalSouthern offers convenience and accessibility along with a strong strong individualized support. CalSouthern requires no entrance exams for the DBA, and monthly course starts allow students to study and complete the DBA at their own pace. Even with such flexibility, however, CalSouthern makes sure “a team of dedicated professionals—faculty, advisors, deans and support staff—will be with [students] every step of the way” from enrollment to graduation. CalSouthern’s DBA degree program is accredited by the Western Association Of Schools And Colleges, the Accreditation Council For Business Schools And Programs, and the Council For Higher Education Accreditation.

DBA Program, Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

“CalSouthern’s DBA gives working professionals the advanced business knowledge and practical skills they need to rise to a leadership position in their current organization, make a career change or start a business of their own.” 

CalSouthern’s DBA degree is an applied doctorate that provides students with a wide range of skills and knowledge as well as the personal mentorship and support that will position the CalSouthern graduate to achieve his or her highest level of success. The program consists of 60 credits. Up to 30 credits can be transferred from other qualifying institutions.

CalSouthern DBA program is divided into three years of course work. The fourth year is given to the completion of a “doctoral project“:

  • Year One
    • Organizational Development and Design
    • Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Governance
    • Consumer Behavior, Theory and Analysis
    • Managerial Economics
    • Technology Concepts for Managers
    • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Year Two
    • Management Finance and Control
    •  Advanced Measurement and Statistics for Business
    • Ethnography of Corporate Culture
    • Global Business Strategic Management
    • Information, Organization and Strategy
    • Business Research Methods
  • Year Three
    • Quantitative Research Methods
    • Managing, Organizing & Negotiating for Value
    • Coordinating and Managing Supply Chains
    • Comprehensive Exam
  • Doctoral Project
    • Doctoral Project I
    • Doctoral Project II
    • Doctoral Project III
    • Doctoral Project IV
    • Doctoral Project V

Admissions Requirements

CalSouthern has the following requirements for admission to the DBA program:

  • Master’s Degree in Business or a related field
  • One may petition for admittance if Master’s Degree is in a different field. In such a case:
    • Prerequisite courses will be needed
      • Business Organization and Management
      • Ethics in Business
      • Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
      • Economics for Organizational Management
      • Marketing Management
  • Up to 30 credits may be transferred courses. Such courses must have earned a “B” grade

Tuition and Time Frame

CalSouthern’s DBA degree program is comparatively inexpensive. Tuition is $500.00 per credit. Forms of financial aid are available through

  • Military Programs
  • Employment Voucher
  • Rehabilitation program

The expected time to complete the DBA program is 4 years.

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University of Management and Technology 

Arlington, Virginia

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“The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at UMT is a practice-oriented, professional doctoral program intended for scholars, executives, and senior managers who want to expand their knowledge, skills, and abilities to the fullest extent possible.

The University of Management and Technology (UMT) was founded in 1998, and offers many excellent online degree programs. Among its many online offerings is UMT’s DBA degree program. The UMT Doctorate of Business Administration is 100% online. As an online doctoral program the DBA earned through UMT will engage students in an educational model that seeks to balance theory and application. Theory at UMT is ultimately to be implemented and applied in professional business practice, and UMT seeks to place its graduates in the best possible position to succeed. UMT is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

DBA Program

UMT’s Doctorate of Business Administration is primarily focused on educating its students to manage in a professional world driven and dominated by technology. Not only managerial know-how is necessary, however. Ethical and legal issues inform every facet of the business world. UMT’s DBA program addresses technology, ethics, law and interpersonal relations as these areas pertain to professional management and the actions and decisions business leaders are called upon to make in their professions.

UMT’s DBA degree comprises 60 credits. UMT does not accept transfer credits. The DBA program requires each student compose dissertation as the final degree requirement. The UMT DBA core courses are the following:

  • Analytical Techniques in Research
  • Philosophical Foundations of Knowledge & Research
  • Evolution of Management Thought
  • Management as a Behavioral Science
  • Current Issues in Management
  • Managing Modern Business Operations
  • International Management
  • Economic and Financial Theory
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Business-Government Relations
  • Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
  • Directed Readings and Research
  • Special Topics in Research
  • Dissertation Research

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to UMT Doctor of Business Administration degree program must possess

  • A master’s degree, or
  • At least 30 credit hours of graduate studies in a business-related field.

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

The DBA program at UMT requires students complete at least 45 credits hours of course work at UMT and complete and defend a doctoral thesis-dissertation. The DBA program is designed to take 3 years of full time study to complete.

Tuition 

Tuition for the University of Management and Technology’s DBA program is very affordable at $390.00 per credit hour. Federal aid is available for this degree.

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Westcliff University

Irvine California

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“Westcliff University’s College of Business mission is to deliver a high-quality business education that can improve the lives of students, personally and professionally.”

Westcliff University (WU), founded in 1993, specializes in educating business professionals and educators. Located in Irvine California, WU has two colleges, one of which focuses on education and the other, business. WU is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. WU offers a DBA degree program that, unlike many other schools, allows the student to complete his or her doctoral studies 100% online or in hybrid format. In WU DBA program students will learn to:

  • Apply theory to real life through professional business cases
  • Advance leadership and teaching potential
  • Enhance practical job skills for career advancement
  • Be creative and innovative with an entrepreneurial mindset

DBA Program

WU’s doctor of business administration program seeks to advance each student’s professional and practical skills in business management by both advancing students in knowledge and training students required ethical and professional practices and application. This makes for business leaders who can apply their knowledge and skills in innovative ways that unites people and makes achieving goals attainable. WU’s DBA program is tailored “for candidates who, having already completed a Masters program, are looking to further develop their practical and theoretical knowledge of the principles that govern global business.”

Admissions Requirements

For admission to WU’s DBA program the student must have an:

  • Interview with an Admissions Representative
  • Earned a Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Provide a personal statement of professional goals
  • Provide official transcripts from previous institutions

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

WU requires 60 credit hours of “core courses.” These include credits towards course work as well as dissertation research and writing. The DBA program at WU is as follows:

  • Year 1
    • Finance for Managers
    • Global Economics
    • Marketing Strategy & Consumer Behavior
    • Business Intelligence & Information Systems
    • Management Strategy for Performance
    • Leading Change
    • Doctoral Qualifying Exam
  • Year 2
    • Global Business Initiatives
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Statistics for Business
    • Strategic Planning & Implementation
    • Creative Solutions Leadership
    • Management of Technological Innovation
  • Year 3
    • Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis
    • Transformation & Execution Strategies
    • Organizational Development
    • Doctoral Comprehensive Exam

Tuition and Time Frame

WU’s DBA degree is designed to take three years to complete both the required course work and dissertation. Tuition at WU is $550.00 per credit hour.

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American University of Leadership

Orlando, Florida

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“Our primary goal is to make American higher education systems accessible to students worldwide.”

The American University of Leadership (AUL), founded in 1998, is an online university that seeks to be international in outreach, offering education to everyone including the less fortunate and minority groups. AUL trains its graduates in the skills they need to reach and advance their professional goals and the goals of their organizations. AUL seeks:

  • “To be a concerted scholarly community distinguished by partnerships with international institutions and organizations, to cross inter-institutional boundaries and offer our students the best educational experience and most innovative instruction possible.”
  • “To graduate leaders who value interdependence and global competence, who will be productive citizens with a great sense of social responsibility and skills to build a sustainable community.”

AUL offers a 100% online DBA degree that combines “analytical, practical, and research-based approaches… to equip graduates with an understanding of management thought and practices, as well as a theoretical, philosophical, and real-world understanding of business administration principles and practices.” AUL’s DBA degree program is a accredited by the Florida Department of Education, The Council for Higher Education Accreditation and The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

DBA Program

AUL allows their doctoral students to focus and develop their own interests and strengths, without, however, neglecting the entire of range of theory and application needed for success in today’s business world. Areas of concentration include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management and Acquisition Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Management

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to AUL’s DBA applicants must have earned a Master’s degree at an accredited university or licensed foreign university. Up to 9 credit hours may be transferred to AUL from another, credited institution. All applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • A complete AUL Agreement
  • A current resume
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Recommendation letters -AUL Recommendation Forms are preferred
  • A letter of intent to join the DBA program
  • Three years’ professional experience

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

The DBA degree has three components: 45 credit hours of coursework, 16 credit hours of dissertation research and writing, and dissertation defense and publication.

  • Coursework, including “core” and “concentration” requirements total 45 credits
  • Dissertation includes 15 credit hours
  • AUL will assist each student in the publication of his or her dissertation.

For a list of courses see here.

Tuition and Time Frame

The DBA at AUL may not be completed in fewer than 3 years Seven years is the longest a student may take to complete the degree. The DBA program is designed, however, to be completed in 3 years. Tuition at AUL is very competitive at $400.00 per credit hour. AUL offers a number of merit and need based grants and scholarships.

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William Howard Taft University

Denver, Colorado

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“The best investment you can make is in yourself.”

Founded in 1976, William Howard Taft University (WHTU), is an online university offering totally online undergraduate and graduate degrees programs in education and business. WHTU’s mission is to:

“offer unique and innovative distance learning educational programs at a reasonable cost to qualified applicants, with a particular focus on those who are mature adults, employed on a full-time basis, or for whom place of residence, travel requirements, or finances are constraining factors.”

WHTU’s Doctoral Degree in Business Administration is specially oriented to mid and upper level managers, seeking to advance their knowledge and skills. The primary focus of the WHTU’s DBA program is business in the United States. However, the program is open to students from virtually any region and culture.

The DBA study format is directed study via distance learning. This means that students work at their own pace and all courses and assignment are taken and/or submitted electronically. As a directed study program WHTU doctoral students work closely with and remain continual communication with advisor-mentors who engage the students in work situation scenarios and assist with research and writing.

The DBA program at William Howard Taft University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission and is recognized as an authorized post-secondary institute of education by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

DBA Program

WHTU’s DBA courses contain lesson assignments of reading and research projects, which are evaluated through examinations and/or research assignments which are submitted for faculty evaluation. These assignments are intended to:

  • “To offer a program of coursework and practical exercises in business administration, leadership, management and sound operational practices that will enhance the professional and personal lives of its students”
  • “To prepare professionals to serve in upper-level management and entrepreneurial objectives with a background of sound practices backed by current research and theory”

In addition to coursework the DBA program requires each successful doctoral student to research, write and defend a dissertation thesis. The student may also elect to complete a “major practical project” instead of a dissertation.

Admissions Requirements

The admission requirements to the DBA program are:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Application Fee
  • Student copies of transcripts reflecting the applicant’s highest relevant degree
  • Documentation of the applicant’s professional work experience
  • Two completed Doctoral Applicant Reference Forms

At the discretion of the University, up to 9 credit hours (15% of total coursework) can be transferred from accredited institutions.

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

To earn the DBA the student must

  • Complete the required courses outlined below in good academic standing
  • Pass the Comprehensive Examination
  • Present a successful oral defense of the Dissertation or Major Personal Project
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.

The course schedule of the DBA program is broken into three main areas and 45 credit hours are distributed throughout the three areas:

  • Qualifying Courses (10 units)
    • Business Research
    • Strategic Planning and Implementation
    • Problems and Methods in Marketing Management
    • Qualifying Exam pass/ no pass
  • Core Courses (20 units)
    • Organizational Design
    • Leadership Theory and Practice
    • Designing Economic Business Strategies
    • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
    • Marketing Research for Managerial Decision Making
    • Business Law
    • Comprehensive Examination
  • Elective Courses (Select 15 Units – 5 courses)
    • Legal Environment for Managing Employees
    • Global Strategic Management
    • Negotiations and Dispute Settlement
    • Conceptual Foundations of Accounting & Finance
    • Global Economy
    • Management of Organizations
    • Leadership Solutions for Innovation, Change, and Decision Making
    • Global Business Practices and Challenges
    • International Marketing
    • Competitive Analysis and Strategy

Coursework is followed up by 15 credits of:

  • Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation
    OR
  • Major Practical Project Proposal and Major Practical Project

Tuition and Time Frame

WHTU has an uncommon tuition setup. The DBA tuition is billed at the rate of $420.00 per month during the entire term of a student’s enrollment in the program. Students pay this amount per month until:

  • Satisfaction of all degree requirements
  • 48 billing months (four years)
  • Withdrawal from the Program
  • Academic dismissal from the Program.

WHTU’s DBA requirements may be completed in as few as 27 months. The 48 month billing program suggests the University expects its DBA students to finish the degree within 4 years. All requirements, however, must be completed within 7 of enrollment.

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Anaheim University

Anaheim, California

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“Students First, Always.”

 

Anaheim University is an online institution of higher education founded in 1996 that uses state-of-the-art technology to provide an online learning experience of the highest quality for students worldwide. The University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. Anaheim University’s programs are focused on English teacher education, business and filmmaking. Anaheim’s DBA degree program offers four areas of specialization in a 100% online setting.

DBA Program

Anaheim University’s DBA program seeks to give full-time professionals the opportunity to continue in their professions while gaining news skills and knowledge that will advance their careers. The objectives common each specialization are for the students to:

  • Carry out a detailed literature search of business administration topics using relevant bibliographical resources from print and online resources;
  • Discuss current conceptual and theoretical models, issues, and concerns in business administration;
  • Describe current practices, issues, and concerns in business administration;
  • Apply current business practices to the management of businesses;
  • Summarize significant differences in business practices in different parts of the world and understand how these differences affect managing companies in various countries;
  • Evaluate and critique business practices to determine the better practices in use;
  • Devise appropriate strategies for ongoing professional development and implementation of these strategies upon successful completion of the DBA .

The Anaheim University online DBA offers:

  • Accelerated learning in six week long courses
  • Two live online webcam seminars per week for each course
  • The beginning of new terms every 6 weeks

Admissions Requirements 

Admission requirements to Anaheim University’s DBA program are:

  • Application form
  • Application fee ($75)
  • Official transcripts, licenses or certificates
  • The DBA program requires a Masters degree in business administration, a JD degree or other degree relating to managerial functions from an accredited institution
  • GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent from non-USA Institutions
  • At least one course in each of the following:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Economics
  • A resume documenting a minimum of 5 years of work or teaching experience in a relevant area of business
    Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred from an accredited institution to the DBA Program.

Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred from an accredited institution to the DBA Program.

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

Classes are offered year-round in a 90 minute live video seminar format. Course schedules for the different DBA concentrations can be found through this link.

Anaheim’s online DBA is contains 4 basic elements, which together total 60 credit hours.

  • 6 Foundation Courses
  • 4 Concentration Courses
  • 2 Elective Courses
  • Dissertation

Anaheim University’s four concentration areas and each’s concentration’s course offerings are as follows:

  • Management
    • Organizational Development and Change Management
    • Human Resource Management Science
    • Ethics in Business and Management
    • International Business Law and Practice
  • International Business
    • International Financial Management
    • Ethics in Business and Management
    • International Business Law and Practice
    • Seminar in International Business
  • Global Sustainable Management
    • Sustainable Lifecycle Management
    • Sustainable Project Management
    • Sustainable Accounting Management
    • Seminar in Global Business Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Creative Entrepreneurship
    • Entrepreneurial Funding
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Organizational Change and Development

For additional information on course offerings see this link.

Graduation from the DBA program requires successful completion of all required coursework, successful exams and the writing and defense of a dissertation thesis.

Tuition and Time Frame

Anaheim University has a very competitive tuition rate of $500.00 per credit hour. The program is designed to to take 3 years of full-time study to complete. There is a tuition relief program that reduces the total fees to $10,975 for 100 students.

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Baker College

Flint, Michigan

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“Every online course we offer is based on a fully accredited core curriculum, so it’s easy to combine online and on-ground courses if that works best for you.”

Baker College is a private non-profit institute whose physical location is Flint, Michigan. Founded in 1911 as a career college Baker has expanded into 13 different locations, offering 150 programs. Baker College has also developed a very strong online program with an excellent DBA degree program. Baker online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

DBA Program

Baker’s online DBA is delivered 100% online and is designed to train its graduates how to lead in the “complex process of managing workers and allocating resources effectively to achieve common business goals.” Baker DBA graduates will learn the ins and outs of resource and technology management as well as specific areas of finance and human resources management. The curriculum encompasses theoretical and practical fields, and the student engages in research and writing along with hands on business applications and scenarios.

“The program builds expertise through an effective combination of courses, seminars, professional residencies, research papers, and a final dissertation. Working with faculty members, who have extensive academic and practical experiences, you gain an understanding of critical foundation theories and the ability to immediately apply creative solutions to existing problems.” 

Admissions Requirements

Admission to  the DBA program requires:

  • An MBA degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of five years professional experience in business or management is required.

The following materials application materials must be submitted:

  • Completed Graduate College Application form submitted electronically
  • Nonrefundable $35.00 application fee.
  • Official transcripts indicating an MBA or related master degree from an accredited school
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.25 in their master course work is required.
  • A current resume indicating a minimum of five years of professional experience in business, management or administration.
  • Three professional references on the application.
  • A 500–1000 word essay on your motivation for doctoral study

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

Baker’s DBA degree program comprises 90 quarter credit hours blending

  • Interdisciplinary Content
  • Research Seminars
  • Scholarly and Professional Activities
  • Research-based Dissertation

The impetus of Baker’s DBA program is for the students to gain the skills over the course of the program to be able to work more and more independently. This allows for the student to engage in his or her own research as well as gain the critical skills of taking leadership roles.

Students may specialize in one of five areas of management.

Tuition and Time Frame

The DBA program scheduled to take 3 years of full-time study to complete. Tuition is $610.00 per quarter credit hour.

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Colorado Technical University

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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“Colorado Technical University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program offers business professionals the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of core administration practices while focusing their expertise through research and writing.” 

Online accessibility and academic excellence meet in Colorado Technical University’s (CTU) many online degrees. Founded in 1965, CTU has given special focus to providing distance education in business, management and technology. CTU’s 100% online DBA carries out the university’s academic mission. CTU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

DBA Program

The DBA program at CTU is designed to allow full-time professionals to achieve the highest level of education in their field while continuing to work. CTU’s DBA emphasizes business and management strategizing, and strives to provide students with the proper mix of theory and practice that will allow CTU DBA graduates to be the most effective leaders they can be in very phase of the business world.

The DBA coursework seeks:

  • To mold CTU students into “thought-leaders” with an
  • Understanding of new and emerging theories and practices which relate to
    • Optimization
    • Supply chain management
    • And Marketing

There is no residency requirements for the DBA. However, students are required to be active in networking and attending symposia and workshops.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to CTU’s DBA program must:

  • Conduct an interview with a CTU admissions advisor in person or by phone
  • Submit a complete CTU graduate admission application online
  • Submit official transcripts
  • Submit an entrance essay
  • Interview with a CTU representative from the DBA degree program

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

The DBA program requires 96 total credit hours. Credits are broken down into 15 core courses (4 credits each) and 9 research courses (4 credits each). In addition core courses CTU offers three concentration courses:

  • Strategic Management
  • Human Capital Management
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management

In order to graduate students must:

  • Complete all required course work, maintaining an acceptable GPA
  • Research and write a dissertation
  • Defend dissertation
  • Attend required symposia

Tuition and Time Frame

CTU’s DBA program is designed to take students 36 months of full-time study to complete. Total tuition for the online DBA program at CTU is $57,408.

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Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware

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“The Doctor of Business Administration degree program (DBA) is designed to facilitate the continuing development of professionals as senior managers or innovative leaders who wish to build upon master’s-level core skills and knowledge.” 

Wilmington University (WU), established in 1968, is a consortium of 12 locations in Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey along with a large offering of hybrid and 100% online courses. WU offers a DBA degree that can be earned in either a hybrid, online and on campus, or 100% online format. The DBA at CTU is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

DBA Program

Graduates with a DBA from WU will be able apply theoretical knowledge to concrete business situations and scenarios. Graduates will be given access to the latest research in every realm of business management. WU focuses upon:

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Disciplined Inquiry and Application
  • Information Literacy
  • Ethics
  • Professionalism

WU seeks to make their DBA highly interactive and has designed the online DBA program to at the same time offer greatest possible accessibility and convenience to working professional and maintain a high level of peer interaction and group learning. Semesters run for 15 weeks, and students meet with their online class and instructors twice per week. Each semester is broken into two 7 week blocks. DBA students interact through discussion boards and course assignments. Students taking 2 courses per semester would end up taking 6 courses per year.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to WU’s DBA requires:

  • Completion of DBA application
  • Official Transcripts for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
  • A current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Professional and Educational goals and objectives

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

The DBA curriculum comprises 54 credit hours, which are divided into

  • 7 “common core courses”
  • 8 “program core courses”
  • 9 credit hours of dissertation research

The DBA graduate will have completed:

  • 54 credit hours of coursework, which includes
    • 4 research foundation courses
    • 11 program specific courses
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0
  • Comprehensive examination
  • Approved research proposal
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation Defense
  • Required symposia

Tuition and Time Frame

Tuition for the DBA is $602.00 per credit hour. The program will take three years of full time study: Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Students must complete the DBA program within 7 years of entering the program.

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Apollos University

Helena, Montana

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“Apollos University is an academic institution of higher learning that is dedicated to the principle of providing the highest quality education at an affordable tuition rate for students who seek to increase their career advancement opportunities and enhance their leadership skills.”

Apollos University (AU) is an online university founded in 2004, which awarded its first degrees in 2007. AU was established with the distinct mission to offer college-level education to students who otherwise would be able to afford or attend a traditional college. AU’s online DBA degree fits these criteria of convenience and affordability, thereby giving business professionals the chance to advance both their educations and careers while keeping their regular occupations. In 2010 AU achieved accreditation with the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

DBA Program

Doctoral students in AU’s DBA program engage in asynchronous online classes that can be completed any time of the day. Students interact with professors through personal communication and assignments. Courses are 8 weeks long. Assignments are required throughout each course.

Admissions Requirements

While admission to the DBA program has certain standard requirements, AU realizes that each applicant has unique educational and professional goals and seeks specific ends. With this mind AU admissions counselors and members of the DBA faculty treat applications on a case by case basis in order to ensure each student achieves his or her educational and career goals.

“The application process focuses on assessing the student’s unique academic and professional history in determining whether Apollos is an educational fit.”

Applicant must submit:

  • Completed Application
  • Transcripts for all degrees earned
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Successful completion of the AU Orientation Program Class
  • Possess a master degree awarded by Institutions accredited by agencies that are recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

  • The online DBA program at AU is made up of 61 credit hours broken down into
    • Prerequisite Courses (6 credits)
    • Core Courses and Seminars (33 credits)
    • Research Seminars (6 credits)
    • Dissertation Project (10 credits)
    • Elective Courses (15 credits)

In order to graduate students must:

  • Fulfill all DBA graduate course requirement (61 Credits)
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better for all graduate level coursework applying toward the degree.
  • Successfully complete the DBA Doctoral Project (dissertation).
  • Pay all tuition and fees.

Tuition and Time Frame

The DBA program is designed to be completed in 2-3 years of full-time study. Two years is the minimum amount of time a student can take to complete the degree, and 7 years is the maximum. AU’s DBA tuition is $267.00 per credit, making it one of most affordable exclusively online DBA degree programs.

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Athabasca University

Athabasca, Alberta, Canada

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“Athabasca University is a leader in the world of online learning and distance education. We have developed the tools, resources and support you need to succeed in a digital learning environment.”

Athabasca University (AU) was  the first Canadian university to offer an online DBA. Athabasca university maintains very high academic and research standards, and carefully considers candidates in terms of professional experience, academic achievement and demonstration of his or her ability to engage in research, learn new skills and apply them to real life business situations. Athabasca DBS students are trained to make an immediate and direct impact upon their sphere of employment, whether that be business, government or non-profit. The DBA program is approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology of the Province of Alberta, and is evaluated by the Campus Alberta Quality Council.

DBA Program

AU’s DBA degree program is based upon a proven distance learning model. With over 30,000 online students AU has demonstrated its capacity for and commitment to delivering high quality online university education to students wherever they may be, 24 hours a day. The AU DBA aims for its graduates to make a:

  • Direct impact on organizations by focusing upon researching practical and applicable business and managerial issues
  • AU offers a collaborative mode of 24 hour online learning, connecting students, faculty and staff and providing online academic and technical support
  • AU fosters and supports leading edge research, which bring innovation and experience, solving problems in news way.

Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants to Athabasca’s DBA degree program will have:

  • An MBA or equivalent master’s degree from an accredited university
  • Five or more years of significant management and/or professional work experience
  • An acceptable university level course in statistics
  • English language proficiency

Each applicant must provide:

  • An expression of research interests (1,000 – 1,500 words)
  • Three reference letters, preferably two business and one academic

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

AU’s DBA course schedule is divided into fours years of course work, dissertation research and writing. In the second and third year there is a short onsite component. The course schedule is as follows:

  • Year One
    • Orientation
    • Conceptual Foundations of Organizational Research
    • Current Research
    • Management Research in Practice
  • Year Two
    • Year Two Research Workshop – on-site
    • Quantitative Research Methods
    • Qualitative Research Methods
    • Advanced Readings
  • Year Three
    • Year Three Research Workshop – on-site
    • Dissertation Proposal
  • Year Four
    • Candidacy Exam (on-site)
    • Dissertation Defense (on-site)

Tuition and Time Frame

Athabasca’s DBA degree is designed to take 4 years to complete. Students have a maximum of 7 years to complete the program. Total cost for the DBA program is $53,600 (Canadian)/ $41,000 U.S.

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City University of Seattle

Seattle, Washington

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“The School of Management advances professional development and competencies of ethical leaders.”

City University, founded in 1973 in Seattle, is set up to cater to the needs of working adults. The university’s entire mission is to facilitate convenient course work coupled with high academic standards. With 91% of alumni reporting that City University courses effectively integrated theory and practice in courses directly relevant to their career goals, City University’s method and approach is a proven success. This experience gives City University many advantages in comparison to other online DBA programs. City University offers a strong, fully online DBA degree program that is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

DBA Program

City University DBA degree program is designed specifically to meet the needs of professionals in developing:

  • Advanced skills in organizational thinking
  • Agile business practices
  • Leadership
  • Critical thinking
  • Specialized knowledge in area/s of personal interest

City University’s DBA program is part of the very strong business school that features a nationally recognized top MBA program. DBA courses are delivered according to a live, interactive model, and live chat is used for students to be able to actively engage professors. Ninety-two percent of alumni of the DBA program report being “highly satisfied” or “satisfied” with their experience in the DBA program at City University. Graduates have gone on to work in the business field as:

  • CEO
  • CFO
  • President
  • Executive Director
  • Director
  • Business Consultant

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission applicants must provide and/or complete:

  • Completed application form
  • Nonrefundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Evidence of completion of program-specific prerequisite
    courses, as applicable

Students entering one of City University of Seattle’s Doctoral programs must meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Master’s degree in the field of Business
  • Provide a resume/CV that demonstrates two or more years in a leadership capacity
  • Provide three references with name, title, email, and phone contact information for professional, academic, or other associates who can attest to the student’s ability to be successful in a doctoral program
  • Submit responses to the Admissions Statement Questions
  • Complete an interview with a member of the program faculty

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

The DBA program comprises 91 credits. Requirements are broken down into the following areas:

Program Orientation (1)

Business Administration Core

  • Organizational Development Theories and Trends (6)
  • Financial Decision-Making (6)
  • Organizational Identity and Culture (6)
  • Technology Implementation and Change Management (6)
  • Industry Analysis and Market Innovation (6)
  • Business Process Analysis and Strategic Management (6)

Research Core

  • Research Fundamentals (3)
  • Quantitative Research Methods (3)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (3)
  • Research Design (3)
  • Advanced Research Design (3)
  • Application Block
  • Organizational Development Project (6)

Residencies

  • Residency 1 (1)
  • Residency 2 (1)
  • Residency 3 (1)

Dissertation

Tuition and Time Frame

The estimated time to complete City University’s DBA is between three and four years. Tuition for City University’s DBA program is $695.00 per credit hour. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities at City University are explained here.

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Liverpool University Online

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“Students of the DBA programme develop a deep understanding of the challenges and risks faced by businesses in the 21st century, and the ability to continuously apply this knowledge in practical contexts.”

Liverpool University Online (LU) is a recognized world leader in online education. Liverpool is ranked in the top 1% of world universities. The university’s Management School is in an elite group of schools accredited by AACSB. LU’s DBA degree program is 100% online that can be earned in the United States.

DBA Program

LU’s DBA program is designed for senior professionals looking to bring their professional experience to in-depth research, leadership development and critical thinking. The DBA at LU approaches contemporary management through a distinctive process of “Critical Action Learning and Critical Research”. The online DBA can be completed fully online or students can opt to participate in two on site residencies.

The jobs of LU’s DBA program are typically:

  • CEO
  • Chairman
  • President / Vice-President
  • Managing Director
  • Business Owner / Entrepreneur
  • Management Consultant / Consultants
  • Strategy Director / Manager
  • Finance Director / CFO
  • Head of Operations / COO

Admissions Requirements

  • A master’s degree from a recognized institution comparable and/or equivalent to a UK master’s degree
  • A minimum of five years management experience at a senior level
  • Completion of an Academic Writing Skills assessment

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

LU’s DBA degree course schedule and requirements are as follows:

  • Change and Crisis Management (10 weeks)
  • Knowledge Creation (10 weeks)
  • Management Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (10 weeks)
  • Leadership and Community (10 weeks)
  • Ethics, Sustainability and Social Impact (10 weeks)
  • Complex Adaptive Systems (10 weeks)
  • Decision Making with Risk and Uncertainty (10 weeks)
  • Action Research and the Action Research Thesis (10 weeks)

The thesis phase of the DBA will take between 18 and 30 months.

Tuition 

Estimated cost for the DBA is $88,450.

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Felician University

Rutherford, New Jersey

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“Our First Priority is Our Students. Our Second is Their Future.”

Felician University was founded in 1942 by a group of Franciscan sisters called the Felician Sisters and is the only Franciscan university in New Jersey. A small, private well established traditional university that is home to 2,300 onsite undergraduate and graduate students, Felician also offers a large number online and hybrid degree programs. Among those online offerings is Felician’s online DBA degree program, which is fully online save one brief residency requirement. Felician is accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Business School is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

DBA Program

Unlike many online DBA degree programs Felician appeals to not only active and experienced business professionals. Felician also seeks applicants who are:

  • Thinking of a career change to a new business field or
  • limited in their current situation due to a lack of academic credentials

Felician looks for motivated students how desire an innovative DBA program. Another advantage of Felician’s DBA program is that motivated students can develop and apply their research at their own pace, making the dissertation writing process potentially faster than in many other DBA programs. At Felician students experience an online DBA program that is:

  • Fully online with a brief residency requirement.
  • Self-paced
  • Where students receive Personalized motivation
  • In Relevant courses and research
  • With Immediate results
  • In an Innovative study environment

Admissions Requirements

Admission at Felician University is highly individualized. General admission requirements for the DBA program include:

  • MBA degree
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

Part of the uniqueness of Felician’s approach is that students move at their own pace. Hence, time frames and calendars are not a focus of the DBA program. Students are free to advance at the pace their ability and time allows.

The programs breaks down into four basic components:

  • Phase I: Foundation Online Courses
  • Phase II: Core Knowledge Projects
  • Phase III: Concentration Mastery Demonstration
  • Phase IV: Dissertation

For more information about the individual course offerings see link. A successful graduate from Felician University’s online DBA program will have completed all course work, written and defended a dissertation, maintained adequate grades and met all financial obligations.

Tuition and Time Frame

Tuition for Felician’s DBA program is $885.00 per credit hour. For scholarship information see link.

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Liberty University Online

Lynchburg, Virginia

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“Pioneering distance education since 1985, we offer a unique and proven approach to online education.”

Liberty University is the largest evangelical university in America with over 100,000 onsite and online students through out the world. Since 1985 Liberty has been a pioneer in distance education, and now offers dozens of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Liberty’s online DBA is part of Liberty’s excellent set of online degree program offerings. Liberty’s online program is almost 100% online, requiring three one-week on-campus sessions. Although not fully online, because of its recognized excellence and affordability, Liberty’s distance DBA is included in our ranking. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and the Business School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

DBA Program

In Liberty’s online DBA degree courses are given online except for the three on-site sessions. The DBA program provides advanced training and instruction in:

  • Professional management
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • And many other business-related fields

Along with excellent training, Liberty offers specialized courses based upon biblical principles that “supply the values, knowledge, and skills needed to advance your career and leadership at the highest levels of business.” The DBA offers six areas of specialization:

Admissions Requirements

Admission to Liberty’s online DBA is a competitive process. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Earned Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) or earned MS in Information Systems or earned MS in Management Information Systems
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above is required for entrance into the program from any of the acceptable degrees.
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) Scores (Official Copies Required).
  • Statement of purpose essay – Two parts with a 500 word limit for each part
  • Statement of the reasons you are pursuing the Doctorate in Business Administration.
  • Personal worldview statement that discusses how your moral/ethical foundation relate to the study and practice of business.
  • Recommender Contact Information for 2 professional references that demonstrate character
  • Biography

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

Liberty’s online DBA requires 60 credit hours. Up to 15 hours can be transferred, and 12 hours from an MBA degree specialization be applicable. In place of a dissertation, Liberty’s DBA program requires each student to complete an applied doctoral research project. For more information on courses and graduation requirements see link.

Tuition and Time Frame

Tuition for full-time students is $595.00 per credit hour, and for part-time students tuition is $650.00. The course is designed to take 3 years of full-time study to complete.

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George Fox University

Newburg, Oregon

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“Join a Christian community that takes students on a rigorous educational journey that hones their decision making, analytical and critical-thinking skills while also preparing them to write and publish their own work.”

George Fox University (GFU), founded in 1885, is a nationally recognized institution, offering degree programs praised by Forbes and U.S. World News and Reports. GFU’s academic excellence carries over into its DBA program. The DBA degree at GFU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

DBA Program

The GFU DBA is designed for those who desire to continue their full-time employment, while working on their degree part-time. Course work is almost entirely online. However, as a hybrid program, there are 2 on campus residency requirement per year. GFUS’s DBA teaches future and academic business leaders how to research, communicate and lead in the business world. GFU seeks to give an excellent academic and practical formation that integrates Christian values into business practice and theory.

 Graduates from the DBA program have gone on to work in:

  • Higher Education
  • Corporate Leadership
  • Consulting

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a full-time faculty appointment or five years of professional experience
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from regionally accredited colleges or universities (minimum GPA of 3.0).
  • Must show evidence of completion of undergraduate or graduate level courses in Accounting, Economics and Finance

Applicants must supply the following:

  • Online Application
  • Resume or CV
  • 3 Reference forms
  • 3 Short Answer Essay Questions
  • Official Test Scores – Peregrine, GMAT, or GRE
  • Academic Writing Sample
  • Official (Unopened) Transcripts

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

The DBA at George Fox requires students engage 3 component areas:

  • A business core
  • A research core with a dissertation
  • An education core that includes a teaching practicum

Student choose one of the three following concentrations:

  •  Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing

The program schedule is as follows:

  • 48 semester units of coursework
    • Doctoral Core (21 credits)
    • Education Core (9 credits)
    • Concentration – Accounting, Marketing or Management (9 credits)
    • Research (9 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exams
    • Dissertation (8 credits)
    • Proposal
    • Dissertation Research
    • Final Defense

For more information on courses see link.

Tuition and Time Frame

Tuition is $872.00 per credit. The DBA program is designed to take four years: years 1-3 for coursework and year 4 dissertation.

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Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida

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“Saint Leo University offers a practical, effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world.”

Saint Leo University is a Roman Catholic university founded in 1889 on the model of the Benedictine tradition of spirituality and hospitality. Currently, there are over 16,000 students enrolled in university programs and courses. Saint Leo has expanded its onsite academic programs, whose excellence has been recognized by journals such as U.S. News & World Reports, into online degree programs that maintain high standards of scholarship in the accessible form of online education. Saint Leo’s online DBA is part of the Donald R. Tapia School of Business, which the largest Catholic school of business in the United States. The Business School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.

DBA Program

The DBA is oriented to the needs of working professionals in a highly fluid and moble business world. Saint Leo’s DBA is 100% online except for 3 one week residency requirements over the course of the program. Saint Leo’s DBA program degree seeks to provide students with

  • Research
  • Critical analysis
  • Application skills

The Saint Leo DBA format includes three separate one-week seminars at the University Campus. All courses are 8 week modules that the student takes one at a time. Courses are delivered through Saint Leo’s nationally acclaimed online platform.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for enrollment in  Saint Leo University’s online DBA program:

  • Complete online application
  • Submit a current resume that demonstrates two or more years of progressively responsible professional work experience
  • Submit two professional recommendations
  • Submit a Statement of Professional Goals of 500 words or more that outlines how your educational and career goals match Saint Leo University’s program
  • Submit a Transcript Release Form for each regionally accredited college or university you attended or in which you were enrolled
  • Submit GMAT scores

Course Schedule and Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirements

  • DBA program components (57 credits)
    • Doctoral success lab: resources, processes, and support 3 credits
    • A history of applied management theory 3 credits
    • Global leadership and ethics 3 credits
    • Organizational behavior and social responsibility 3 credits
    • Management of financial resources 3 credits
    • Business innovation & entrepreneurship 3 credits
    • Research methods-qualitative 3 credits
    • Research methods-quantitative research foundation 3 credits
    • Analytics for decision making 3 credits
    • Global perspectives in human resource 3 credits
    • Strategic management in global organizations 3 credits
    • Management learning seminar 3 credits
    • Management teaching practicum 3 credits
  • Doctoral written comprehensive exam 3 credits
  • Dissertation seminar 3 credits
    • Directed research 12 credits
    • Dissertation oral defense 0 credits

Transfer of credits from other accredited institutions is possible. See here for more information.

Tuition and Time Frame

Tuition is $900.00 per credit hour. The online DBA at Saint Leo is structured for the coursework and dissertation to take 3 to 4 years to complete. Saint Leo allows for the student to take a maximum of 7 years.