Online Bridge DBA: Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration: Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship Quantitative Research)

Offered By: College of Doctoral Studies

Cultivate Leadership Skills in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation

The bridge to the DBA online program at Grand Canyon University is designed for learners who hold a master's degree in a field other than business. Offered by the College of Doctoral Studies, you have the opportunity to bridge gaps in your business skills in order to position yourself for possible academic and career advancement.

As a student in the innovation and entrepreneurship bridge, you will take essential business prerequisite courses to help prepare you to meet the qualifications of the DBA in Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship program.

Study Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Prerequisites

The courses offered through this bridge program are created to fill skills gaps in key business areas and prepare learners for more advanced coursework in the DBA online program. As a bridge student, you will take courses in:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Probability and statistics
  • Marketing

Upon completion of the bridge program, you will have satisfied the course requirements to apply for GCU’s DBA in innovation and entrepreneurship program. In the doctoral program, you have the chance to showcase your business skills in planning and commercializing innovations to help organizations stay competitive in their fields.

While this doctoral bridge program will introduce various research methods, you will not select or implement your research design until you enter the doctoral program.

Get More Information

Loading Form

Earn Your DBA Online From an Accredited University

Grand Canyon University is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and proud to offer students quality academic programs, such as the bridge to the Doctor of Business Administration program.

Online Bridge Doctor of Business Administration: Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship FAQs

If you are interested in learning more about the bridge doctorate in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation, we invite you to read through these commonly asked questions and answers.

If you are ready to pursue a Doctor of Business Administration, but your master’s degree doesn’t fulfill all the course requirements, then you should consider completing a bridge program. The courses are intended to bridge knowledge gaps in key business areas so you can meet the prerequisites of the doctoral program.

GCU’s DBA bridge program requires a total of 16 credits for completion. The business courses are offered online and can be completed on your schedule through our interactive digital platform.

The doctoral bridge program is offered as an expedited way for you to work toward meeting the course requirements for the DBA program. So, if you have a master’s degree, but need to fulfill business prerequisites, then the bridge program is worth your consideration.

To get started on your doctoral journey, complete the form on this page to connect with a university counselor who can help answer your questions and help you through the application process.

Total Credits: 16
Online: 8 weeks
[More Info]
Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the total program requirements in transfer (whichever is less)
Online: $655 per credit
[Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid]

Cost of Attendance


Alumni Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Now Available

GCU alumni enrolling in a doctoral program for the first time may be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship.§


§ MOU-Alumni 2000 Doctoral-Jun2024: The Alumni Scholarship for Doctoral Programs is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application and begin a Doctoral program in June 2024. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarship or awards and only applies to online and evening programs. Please speak to a university counselor for complete details.

Time to Completion and Dissertation Process

To learn more about time to completion and the dissertation process at GCU, visit our doctoral page.

Course List

16 credits
Degree Requirements:
16 credits

Core Courses

Course Description

This course is designed for students who are preparing for more advanced coursework in business but who have not had accounting in undergraduate work. Topics covered include the principles and practices of financial accounting, including the fundamentals of revenue recognition, the components of the balance sheet, and financial statement analysis. ?The course explores accounting theories using publicly traded companies and case studies.

Course Description

This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and is designed for students who have not had finance in undergraduate work. Topics covered include financial analysis, financial planning, asset evaluation, capital structure, and working capital management.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to prepare students in mathematical, probability, and statistical concepts for their upcoming studies in quantitative methods. The course is intended for those students who have not had any prior statistical education, although students who have had statistics should also consider taking the course as a refresher.

Course Description

Management of the marketing function, market environmental analysis, and marketing planning, strategy, and control are fundamentals of marketing management. The course examines the marketing process, marketing research, product development innovation and diffusion, pricing strategy, distribution value drain, advertising and promotion, and strategic marketing issues. Emphasis is placed on case study analysis and current academic research with a marketing plan as a significant curriculum component.

GCU Online Student

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere.

* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.