School of Advanced Studies

Doctor of Business Administration

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It takes more than the ordinary to break the rut of a traditional business. The future of work requires a new mindset to affect change and innovation. If your goal is to become an expert who can step in and make that difference, a Doctor of Business Administration degree may be for you.

Develop a strong strategic vision and business acumen that can position you as the extraordinary business leader your industry needs. Take part in research groups and tackle the subjects directly impactful toward your industry and community. Lead the charge with skills necessary to revolutionize a work environment for day-to-day operations and future growth. All the while, practitioners with rich experience are there to give you vital support and encouragement. This is the peak of sharpening your business knowledge so you can rewrite the rulebook of modern business and set yourself apart from the general workforce. You have the vision to change the future of business – we can help you get there.

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Some programs have additional requirements such as field experiences, clinical components or residencies that may last from three- to eight-days. Please contact a University enrollment representative for details.

Doctoral degrees require residencies in Phoenix, AZ or other select cities. 

While widely available, all programs may not be available in all locations.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Research for innovating your industry


Directly impact the progress of the field by partaking in active research communities while you earn your doctorate degree.

Recognized in the field


Progress through the ACBSP Accredited program while learning about key strategic focuses in business, like finances, operations and marketing on the doctorate levels.

Strong, personal community


Surround yourself with our community of over 5,000 in the dedicated doctoral school, which has offered practitioner programs since 1998.

Practice to lead your company


Use a sturdy foundation for advanced working practices on how companies operate, and how to strategize for future success in order to keep a business going strong year after year.

Get the credit you deserve


If you have a master’s degree from an accredited university, you may be eligible to receive up to 6 doctoral-level credits based on program alignment. Current doctoral students from an accredited university or college may be eligible to receive up to 39 credits based on previous doctoral coursework.

Resources for your road ahead


Your dissertation process is bolstered with research centers for your access, along with faculty and industry experts to mentor you along the way. You can also access doctoral resources from one web page – it’s easily accessible for your benefit.

Make an informed choice

We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for. For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

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View the completion and first-year persistence rates for all ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, School of Business graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Doctor of Business Administration program.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

View the completion and first-year persistence rates for all ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, School of Business graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Doctor of Business Administration program.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

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Affording your education

We understand that education is an investment, which is why we work to ensure students understand the costs along with their financial options. Contact a Finance Advisor to learn about the costs associated with a program, potential ways to reduce the cost and to learn more about the various financial options offered at University of Phoenix.