Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management)

A doctor of business administration degree extends and challenges your capabilities as a business leader on a global scale. Grand Canyon University's strategically-focused Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an Emphasis in Management is designed for an ambitious leader with a post-graduate degree in business (or related field) and a vision to innovate.

Through applied research and a curriculum that explores globalization from an organizational perspective, the DBA aligns with the competitive demands of our global economy. You'll build, sustain and improve the framework to build strategic management concepts and practices that reach far beyond modern-day complexities.

The DBA is available 100 percent online for your flexibility and to help you continue working at your organization. You'll examine the evolution of strategic management theories and practices within the context of establishing competitive advantage. This online DBA degree opens up doors that, as a leader, you may have never been aware of.

You'll also explore financial decision-making in organizations and provide the application of microeconomic principles to create solutions in a complex business environment. Leaders and learners focus their attention on the issues that administrators face in today's corporate world.

Your DBA degree program surveys the tools and available models in the field of business analytics that can create a competitive advantage. Focus your research on change that drives an organization forward, so you can apply your processes and findings within your organization, or establish a new organization that fulfills your vision.

Unlike most doctoral programs, the integrative dissertation process at GCU begins at the start of the DBA program. In the very first course of the program, you will be introduced to the doctoral dispositions and the dissertation process. Early and frequent feedback is provided throughout the program, which allows you and your peers in the program to constantly modify and perfect your research until it receives final approval from the dissertation committee and the Dean at the conclusion of the DBA.

The DBA degree program also features two 4-day on-campus residencies in Phoenix, where youll join fellow learners and faculty for intensive workshops related to your program and the construction of your dissertation. You can bounce ideas off peers, receive personalized help formulating and putting together your dissertation, seek help with qualitative and quantitative data analysis, other forms of research or any aspect of the DBA program you choose.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.