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Doctoral degree

Doctor of Business Administration

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38 months

Approximate Program Length

54

Total Credits

$810

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Feb 3, 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.

You'll learn how to:

  • 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

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 Health 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 degree can prepare you to be a:

  • Chief executive
  • Business teacher, postsecondary
6 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for top executives is projected to be average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$810

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Save time and money on your degree

Waive the dissertation requirement
If you’ve taken courses but haven’t completed your dissertation, you can waive up to 27 credits toward your degree — that’s half of your total required credits! To find out how, please speak to an enrollment representative.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

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

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

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 in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.