Grand Canyon University's Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a research-based degree, designed for those who want a deeper understanding of business theory and its applications in their area of professional interest. Upon successfully completing this degree, graduates will be prepared to help lead and grow their organizations.
The Doctor of Business Administration degree appeals to managers and executives working in a variety of industries including commerce, trade, non-profit, education or healthcare. Coursework and materials covered in the Doctor of Business Administration degree examine how companies make their money and how financial markets work and how effective marketing speaks to the customer and can be leveraged against the competition. Learners will also examine how to effectively manage employees and resources,and how to analyze data identifying an organization‛s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for growth.
For those individuals who are interested in earning a Doctor of Business Administration, but have a master's degree in a topic other than business administration, GCU offers a bridge program and prepares learners with the essential requisites needed to enter the doctoral program. After completing these graduate level courses, you will be prepared to enter the DBA program.
For those seeking a doctoral level degree designed for those in business or management roles, you may also want to consider these programs:
For some individuals, a doctoral degree may seem out of reach. At Grand Canyon University, we have developed a program that includes an integrated dissertation process as well as a dynamic community that supports you along your doctoral journey.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.