DBA Programs in USA

View 33 Top DBA Programs in USA 2018/2019

Master

A Doctor of Business Administration, or DBA, is a primarily research-driven degree program designed for highly qualified and experienced business professionals. DBA candidates are often interested in pursuing leadership or executive positions within their field, or becoming university professors of business. Universities and business schools in the USA offer DBA degree programs, sometimes on a part time or full time basis.

An MBA, MSc in a business-related academic discipline, or comparable master's degree is usually a prerequisite for a DBA, unless otherwise stated by the admissions department at a university or business school in the USA. DBA candidates at universities and business schools in the USA apply their knowledge of business theory, leadership skills, strategic decision-making and the ability to manage as they develop their research topic and start working on their dissertation. Business administration topics such as globalization, corporate social responsibility, ethics, leadership, supply chain management, social impact management, entrepreneurship, international business, finance and other topics may become the basis for a DBA candidate's research topic.

You can read more about opportunities to enroll in a DBA program in the USA by clicking on the links below. You can easily request more information directly from the universities in the USA, here.

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EDBA

Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business
Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 years August 2019 USA Winter Park

The Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) is a professional doctoral program for executives who have a master’s degree in business or related advanced degree. [+]

The Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) is a professional doctoral program for executives who have a master’s degree in business or related advanced degree. Each student works closely with a faculty advisor for the duration of the 3-year program, and the experience culminates with a year-long dissertation that addresses issues and challenges that apply directly to the executive’s business interest. EDBA students meet once a month on campus, and no GMAT is required.

What is an EDBA?

An Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) is a doctoral degree for executives who want a pragmatic and relevant program of study and may work full time while completing their degree. Many EDBA candidates pursue the degree to advance their careers, enhance their skills and knowledge, and to fulfill personal learning goals.... [-]


Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

Unicaf University (MW)
Online Campus Part time Open Enrollment USA New York

Studying for a DBA at UNICAF University is a vibrant and lively experience, with our wide-ranging international links and commitment to professional practice. The high quality of research and teaching at UNICAF University and its associated institutions has been widely acknowledged externally. [+]

Studying for a DBA at UNICAF University is a vibrant and lively experience, with our wide-ranging international links and commitment to professional practice. The high quality of research and teaching at UNICAF University and its associated institutions has been widely acknowledged externally.

The DBA is an online programme aimed at outstanding managers, who hold a master’s degree or equivalent, or have many years of managerial experience and want to enhance their professional practice combining academic rigor and managerial relevance. The goal is to contribute to the state of the art knowledge in their chosen area of study through management research within current and future work settings. The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is a part-time professional doctoral degree with an international scope and reputation, designed to enhance executive and professional practice through the application of sound theory and rigorous research into real and complex issues in business and management. It enhances the capability to develop knowledge and theory, and their application. Key to this is a programme to develop personal, consultancy and research skills in the context of rigorous and relevant research.... [-]


Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)

Humboldt International University
Online Part time 36 months March 2019 USA USA Online

The Doctoral of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree prepares leaders to serve in today’s dynamic organizations. Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to lead their organizations through complex changes in our global society by continually transforming their organizations through developing people and processes, and implementing strategic initiatives in order to maintain a competitive advantage. [+]

The Doctoral of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree prepares leaders to serve in today’s dynamic organizations. Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to lead their organizations through complex changes in our global society by continually transforming their organizations through developing people and processes, and implementing strategic initiatives in order to maintain a competitive advantage. The Doctoral Degree program incorporates a protocol of dissertation work, a research proposal and a dissertation thesis. Progress through the program will be developed by connections between learning and planned career tasks, applying theories to leadership challenges at the students’ organization. Dissertation work will identify a specific organizational challenge. Once data is gathered related to your identified problem, student will analyze the data, considering related literature on the topic. Student will identify solutions to address the core issue of research based on new insights and ideas. Through this process, student will demonstrate the ability to generate, and transform organizational leadership knowledge.... [-]


DBA - DOCTORATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Western National University
Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 years January 2019 USA Irvine + 1 more

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed 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. [+]

If students apply for the January start date, they will receive up to 50% in scholarships depending on their application, CPE scores, etc. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed 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. The WNU DBA program emphasizes advanced decision making and leadership skills as well as in-depth knowledge of theory and applied research. Students have the opportunity to explore the challenges facing business today, including corporate social responsibility, globalization, and managing change. In keeping with our commitment to working adult professionals, we have one of the few doctoral programs in Southern California that allow students to complete their doctoral studies in an online format.... [-]


Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Westcliff University
Campus Full time 3 years USA Irvine

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed 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. The WU DBA program emphasizes advanced decision making and leadership skills as well as in-depth knowledge of theory and applied research. Students have the opportunity to explore challenges facing business today, including corporate social responsibility, globalization, and managing change. In keeping with our commitment to working adult professionals, we have one of the few doctoral programs in Southern California that allow students to complete their doctoral studies in a hybrid or online format. The performance outcomes which are required for the completion of the program include class participation, response to discussion questions, writing research papers, group assignments, case study analyses, quizzes, mid-term and final examinations (Comprehensive Learning Assessments), and a Doctoral Final Project/ Dissertation. [+]

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed 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. The WU DBA program emphasizes advanced decision making and leadership skills as well as in-depth knowledge of theory and applied research. Students have the opportunity to explore challenges facing business today, including corporate social responsibility, globalization, and managing change. In keeping with our commitment to working adult professionals, we have one of the few doctoral programs in Southern California that allow students to complete their doctoral studies in a hybrid or online format. The performance outcomes which are required for the completion of the program include class participation, response to discussion questions, writing research papers, group assignments, case study analyses, quizzes, mid-term and final examinations (Comprehensive Learning Assessments), and a Doctoral Final Project/ Dissertation.... [-]


DBA Online

Westcliff University
Online Part time USA Irvine

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed 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. [+]

Westcliff University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is tailored specifically for working adults. You can choose from our campus or online. Each class is 8-weeks long, which provides you the opportunity to focus on one class at a time.

DBA Program Description

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed 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. The WU DBA program emphasizes advanced decision making and leadership skills as well as in-depth knowledge of theory and applied research. Students have the opportunity to explore challenges facing business today, including corporate social responsibility, globalization, and managing change. In keeping with our commitment to working adult professionals, we have one of the few doctoral programs in Southern California that allow students to complete their doctoral studies in a hybrid or online format. The performance outcomes which are required for the completion of the program include class participation, response to discussion questions, writing research papers, group assignments, case study analyses, quizzes, mid-term and final examinations (Comprehensive Learning Assessments), and a Doctoral Final Project/ Dissertation.... [-]


Doctorate of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Business Management

California Intercontinental University
Campus 2 years September 2019 USA Irvine

The Doctorate of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Business Management (DBAEBM) program is designed to help students perform applied research and transforms mature learners into leaders. [+]

Overview

The Doctorate of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Business Management (DBAEBM) program is designed to help students perform applied research and transforms mature learners into leaders. While focusing on advanced decision-making skills and techniques, doctorate candidates also hone the research and writing skills that are required for the high-level of responsibility in academic and business environments. It enables students to improve their analytical ability, strategic thinking, process implementation, beyond industry applications. The program prepares students for careers in the fields of business management, venture analysis, business relations management, business development consulting, business broker/owner, and business banker. Students pursuing this specialization will focus on new venture creation, international entrepreneurship, strategic and business entrepreneurship and economic principles of entrepreneurship. Individuals with inclination and aspiration for leadership and new business ventures and are ready for a business management and consulting career will receive more credibility and recognition from the marketplace.... [-]


Doctorate of Business Administration

California Intercontinental University
Online 2 years September 2019 USA Irvine

The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program prepares graduates for advancement in their current employment or new business career opportunities. While learning the most advanced decision-making skills and techniques, doctorate candidates also develop and hone research and writing skills required for high- level responsibility in academic and business environments. The program encourages executives, college or university professors, and consultants to use their professional backgrounds to explore, design, and manage large systems in the complex organizations of increasingly multifaceted and multi-sectored economy. [+]

Overview

The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program prepares graduates for advancement in their current employment or new business career opportunities. While learning the most advanced decision-making skills and techniques, doctorate candidates also develop and hone research and writing skills required for high- level responsibility in academic and business environments. The program encourages executives, college or university professors, and consultants to use their professional backgrounds to explore, design, and manage large systems in the complex organizations of increasingly multifaceted and multi-sectored economy.

Program Competencies and Learning Objectives

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:... [-]


Doctorate of Business Administration in Global Business and Leadership

California Intercontinental University
Online 2 years September 2019 USA Irvine

The Doctorate of Business Administration in Global Business and Leadership (DBAGLB) program is designed to help students perform applied research and transform mature learners into leaders. [+]

Overview

The Doctorate of Business Administration in Global Business and Leadership (DBAGLB) program is designed to help students perform applied research and transform mature learners into leaders. While focusing on advanced decision-making skills and techniques, doctorate candidates also hone the research and writing skills that are required for the high-level of responsibility in academic and business environments. It enables students to improve their analytical ability, strategic thinking, process implementation, beyond industry applications. The program prepares students for careers in the fields of business management, venture analysis, business relations management, business development consulting, business broker/owner, and business banker. Students pursuing this specialization will focus on new venture creation, international entrepreneurship, strategic and business entrepreneurship and economic principles of entrepreneurship. Individuals with inclination and aspiration for leadership and new business ventures and are ready for a business management and consulting career will receive more credibility and recognition from the marketplace.... [-]


Doctorate of Business Administration in Healthcare Management and Leadership

California Intercontinental University
Online 2 years September 2019 USA Irvine

The Doctorate of Business Administration in Healthcare Management and Leadership (DBAHCML) program is designed to help students perform applied research and transforms mature learners into leaders. [+]

Overview

The Doctorate of Business Administration in Healthcare Management and Leadership (DBAHCML) program is designed to help students perform applied research and transforms mature learners into leaders. While focusing on advanced decision-making skills and techniques, doctorate candidates also hone the research and writing skills that are required for the high-level of responsibility in academic and business environments. The program enables students to improve their analytical ability, strategic thinking, process implementation, beyond industry applications. The program prepares students for careers in the fields of managed care supervision, patient care management, healthcare services manager, regulatory analysis, and resource specialist. Students pursuing this specialization will focus on achieving Leadership in healthcare management, healthcare economics, healthcare information systems, and the ethics of healthcare. Individuals currently working in the healthcare industry and thinking about career advancement in management and consulting will receive more credibility and recognition from the marketplace.... [-]


Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time 3 years June 2019 USA Kennesaw

The KSU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is an innovative doctoral program designed to prepare highly experienced professionals for teaching and research positions at AACSB accredited business schools or for advanced research positions in consulting, government or industry. [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The KSU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is an innovative doctoral program designed to prepare highly experienced professionals for teaching and research positions at AACSB accredited business schools or for advanced research positions in consulting, government or industry. The KSU DBA program combines the rigor of a traditional doctoral program with intense classroom study allowing full immersion into state of the art academic research content and methods, along with a European style mentorship model supporting the student in conducting independent, original research.

We strongly encourage you to attend an information session before applying to the KSU DBA program. Material provided during these sessions as well as the ability to meet and interact with program faculty and leadership will enable you to make a more informed decision.... [-]


Bridge (Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision)

Grand Canyon University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 2 more

Grand Canyon University’s Bridge to Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision program is for independently licensed or associate-level licensed mental health professionals who want to teach counseling students, supervise clinical counselors and become expert practitioners in clinical or academic environments. [+]

Grand Canyon University’s Bridge to Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision program is for independently licensed or associate-level licensed mental health professionals who want to teach counseling students, supervise clinical counselors and become expert practitioners in clinical or academic environments. Learners must have completed a master’s-level statistic class and graduated from an approved Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) entry-level institution OR graduated from an equivalent program.

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D.B.A. with an Emphasis in Marketing

Grand Canyon University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 2 more

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an Emphasis in Marketing teaches learners to apply data-driven strategies to creating competitive advantage across a variety of business disciplines. Designed for executive and aspiring leaders, the marketing next-generation program empowers you with the theoretical and practical expertise to deliver next-generation leadership and teaching while cultivating your own research and innovation. [+]

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an Emphasis in Marketing teaches learners to apply data-driven strategies to creating competitive advantage across a variety of business disciplines. Designed for executive and aspiring leaders, the marketing doctorate degree program empowers you with the theoretical and practical expertise to deliver next-generation leadership and teaching while cultivating your own research and innovation

Step into an advanced learning environment where faculty and advisors are deeply invested in your success. DBA learners at Grand Canyon University (GCU) engage in the dissertation process from the very first course as part of a uniquely integrated approach, while also enjoying frequent feedback and mentoring. Participate in two unique four-day residencies conducted onsite with faculty and fellow learners, a prime opportunity to strengthen your studies and expand your network.... [-]


Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics)

Grand Canyon University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 2 more

The Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics) offers a strong foundation in preparation for your doctoral business and academic journey. [+]

The Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics) offers a strong foundation in preparation for your doctoral business and academic journey. This bridge to data analytics doctoral program is designed for visionary leaders who have an earned a master’s-level degree in a field other than business administration and now seek to transform their career by completing an online DBA program at Grand Canyon University.

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D.B.A. with an Emphasis in Management

Grand Canyon University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 2 more

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an Emphasis in Management, offered online by the College of Doctoral Studies, is an immersive educational experience combining strategic management theory with transformative business practice. [+]

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an Emphasis in Management, offered online by the College of Doctoral Studies, is an immersive educational experience combining strategic management theory with transformative business practice.

Gain in-depth expertise in the competitive needs of a global economy, perfect for those seeking to drive organizational change or advance careers within higher education. Learn to thrive in a dynamic global marketplace shaped by geo-political conflict, big data analytics, e-commerce, mobile technology and much more. Enhance your skills in financial management, planning, marketing, research and business decision-making in direct response to these and other constantly evolving factors. Broaden your perspective and sharpen your practice through our unique Integrated Case Study, your chance to create and grow a complex business enterprise and re-evaluate its components as part of your DBA courses.... [-]