Doctor of Business Administration

California Miramar University

Program Description

Doctor of Business Administration

California Miramar University

The Doctorate of Business Administration program is designed to provide managers and leaders with a global perspective which emphasizes the use of both practical and theoretical approaches.

The Core, Concentration, and Dissertation course syllabi are organized around this goal. The successful completion of class projects and assignments require research skills and the discovery of new knowledge as students search for solutions to problems in today’s ever changing environment.

Program Objectives

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program objective is to train scholars to develop and sharpen management theories to enhance their contribution to management education and practice. Students acquire advanced knowledge of literature and theory in their major, that provides a foundation for their area of specialization. They are given theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced research skills, which is essential for publishing in leading academic journals. Requirements

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree requires 66 graduate semester credits beyond the Master's degree. The dissertation preparation courses account for 12 of the total required credits. A comprehensive exam is required prior to approval of the dissertation proposal. Concentrations

California Miramar University offers doctoral business degree (DBA) in four areas of concentration, allowing students the opportunity to focus on what is meaningful to their professional growth and development.

  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management

Financial Management

The lifeblood of every organization - private, public, religious or corporate - is its financial resources. Managers must know how to manage and allocate resources in order to ensure long-term profitability and organizational health. This concentration assists students with developing these essential skills.

International Business

The "global economy" requires that domestic and foreign business managers have the knowledge of cultural, economic, political and legal environments of business and the necessary managerial skills for making management decisions in an international context. This concentration focuses on the essential elements required to understand and manage international organizations.


The Marketing concentration moves beyond fundamentals by focusing upon marketing management and marketing research. The courses provide students the opportunity to enhance existing skills and knowledge and to gain new skills and knowledge germane to effectively managing the entire scope of the product life cycle in a strategically-sound, systematic, ethical, and legal manner.

Strategic Management

This concentration prepares individuals who seek top leadership positions in business or who seek to be valued consultants to businesses and other organizations. Prospective top leaders and consultants must prepare themselves to see and evaluate the "big picture" and think and act "strategically." Leaders develop analytical and strategic thinking skills early in their careers. Consultants engage in problems solving with their client firms, always with an understanding of the strategic implications of what they are doing, and ultimately may help firms develop and implement strategies. The concentration in Strategic Management prepares students for such careers. That is why we say Strategic Management is a career, not a job. Curriculum

Graduates must successfully complete the 66 credit hours outlined below:

Core Courses 36 Semester Credit Hours
Concentration Courses 18 Semester Credit Hours
Dissertation Courses 12 Semester Credit Hours
Total Doctor of Business Administration 66 Semester Credit Hours

Cost & Fees

  • Tuition per Unit : $485
  • Tuition per 3 Unit Course : $1,455
  • Total Program Tuition : $32,010 (66 units)

Textbooks are not included in your tuition. We do suggest resources for where to find textbooks.
This program is currently not eligible for federal financial aid through Title IV student grants or loans.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 18, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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Sept. 2018
Full time
32,010 USD
USA - San Diego, California
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