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Doctoral degree

Doctor of Business Administration

38 months

Approximate Program Length

54

Total Credits

$810

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Dec 8, 2021

Develop a mindset of change and innovation that breaks the sea of sameness. Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) can help you gain the strategic vision and skills to position yourself as a business leader. And since courses are only 8 weeks long, they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

  • Solve organizational problems

  • Become a business subject matter expert

  • Position work environments for success and growth

  • Design and conduct research studies

  • Introduce innovative business ideas to the industry

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Courses

1

Course at a time

8

Weeks per course

5

Courses per year

Dissertation

You’ll begin your dissertation in your third course and follow a schedule of milestones throughout your program. This helps you manage your dissertation in smaller segments and helps identify any research methodology challenges early, so surprises or delays can be addressed.

Symposium

While some doctoral programs require on-campus residency, we’ve shifted to an 8-week online symposium. In the required course you’ll:

  • Receive a detailed overview of each milestone in the doctoral journey
  • Understand what the University expects from doctoral students
  • Understand what doctoral students can expect from the University

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Doctor of Business Administration. You may also enroll in an optional, zero-credit, zero-tuition/fee one-weekend seminar in Phoenix.* The seminar provides an opportunity for personal interaction with faculty and peers as well as instruction around the framework of your dissertation.

*Students are responsible for their own travel costs. 

What you'll learn

When you earn your Doctor of Business Administration online, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Sustainability in a global environment
  • Leadership theories and principles
  • Change management
  • Problem-solving in business
  • Organizational structure and design

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Doctor of Business Administration?

A DBA can prepare you to be a:

  • Chief executive

  • Business teacher, postsecondary

6 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2018 and 2028. 

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

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Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

Our DBA has been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education.

What does that mean in real life? ACBSP-accredited business programs are committed to quality standards. The quality of the program is regularly benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for the business industry. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

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

Real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

27

Chief Executive Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

* The seminar provides an opportunity for personal interaction with faculty and peers as well as instruction around the framework of your dissertation.
*Students are responsible for their own travel costs.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.