This is the terminal degree in the field of Business Administration for those wishing to pursue a career in areas such as teaching, research, consulting and upper-level business and/or university administration. CIBU is one of the few ACICS approved universities for the DBA program in the United States. Only a small percentage of qualified students ever achieve this significant level of success.
Applicants for the program must have previously earned a master’s degree. The degree must be from CIBU, an institution either accredited by a regional or national association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or a foreign school/licensed/regulated by the appropriate oversight agency in the country of origin. Foreign degrees will be reviewed and evaluated to determine if they meet the necessary academic requirements of a master’s degree. Students lacking a master’s, though having its academic equivalent in appropriate coursework, may petition the Registrar for admission. Minimum English proficiency for international students is as follows: TOEFL (iBT)–79; IELTS–7.0; or TOEIC–750. CIBU does not require a GRE or GMAT exam. For an accurate assessment of the requirements for your background, please contact the Admissions Office.
Maximum graduate-level transfer credit is 65 quarter units (post-bachelor’s degree). Transfer credits are based on courses in the CIBU Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and must meet equivalency test for all the courses. Maximum doctoral level transfer courses accepted will be two (or 10 quarter units). Transfer credits are subject to review by the Registrar and the DBA Committee for approval.
A minimum of 80 quarter units (16 courses) must be completed at CIBU to qualify for the doctoral degree. Of these, 70 quarter units must be in the doctoral level courses. A total of 145 quarter-units (29 master’s level courses) after the bachelor’s degree plus submission of a dissertation must be completed for graduation. Students who have completed their MBA at CIBU will take a total of 16 more courses (80 quarter units) plus the dissertation.
Preparatory Background Requirement
Students admitted into the DBA program must demonstrate evidence of their ability to pursue graduate level work at the doctoral level. Thus, students are encouraged to possess a master’s degree in the discipline of Business Administration, Management or related areas. If a deficiency exists in a student’s background preparation, CIBU will require further preparatory coursework on a case-by-case basis, using credential evaluation results and proficiency exams administered and graded by faculty within functional discipline areas.
Tuition is charged per course. The number of courses to complete the program may depend on the number of transferred credits and courses from other institutions.
- Tuition per course or intersession = $1,680
- Full-time tuition per quarter (2 courses- Minimum)=$3,360
- Continuing Enrollment fee per quarter **$2,000
- Full Tuition for the whole program (16 courses) = *$26,880
*Excluding possible deductions for accepted credits from eligible transfer institutions.
**Continuing Enrollment is a course that allows faculty to support students through their final phases of the dissertation. Meetings are set up on an as-needed basis with the Dean of Academic Affairs, as well as the Doctoral Candidate’s Dissertation Committee. Candidates may complete their dissertation during this phase, or continue to develop their dissertation over time, utilizing the guidance of faculty members, libraries, databases, networks, editors, publishers, and other resources available through enrollment in this course.
Students may start their program in any academic quarter. January 1, March 1, June 1, September 1.
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Last updated February 14, 2018