Bridge DBA: Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Qualitative)

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

Offered By: College of Doctoral Studies

Develop Your Entrepreneurial Skills With a Doctor of Business Administration Online Bridge

Offered by the College of Doctoral Studies, the bridge to the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) online program at Grand Canyon University is designed for professionals with a master's degree in a field other than business, and who want to bridge gaps in their business skills in order to position themselves for possible academic and career advancement.

As a student in this bridge program, 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 Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation Prerequisites

The courses offered through this bridge program are selected to fill knowledge and skills gaps in key business areas and prepare learners for more advanced coursework in the DBA 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 to GCU’s DBA in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship program. In the doctoral program, you have the opportunity to utilize 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.

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Take Innovation and Entrepreneurship Courses From an Accredited University

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

Bridge DBA: Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship FAQs

For those who are interested in learning more about the bridge doctorate in entrepreneurship and innovation, we invite you to start your research with these commonly asked questions and answers.

The courses in this GCU bridge program will teach you key principles and practices in accounting, finance, marketing and probability and statistics. These courses are designed to help prepare you for the more advanced coursework in the DBA program.

If you are looking 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 specific business areas so you can meet the prerequisites of the doctoral program.

Upon completing a bridge program, the next step is to enroll in the doctoral program in innovation and entrepreneurship. The doctorate allows you to enhance your research skills so you can position yourself for possible leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Are you ready to embark on your doctoral journey? Complete the form on this page to connect with a university counselor who can help answer any further questions and help you through the application process.

Total Credits: 16
Online: 8 weeks
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Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the total program requirements in transfer (whichever is less)
Online: $655 per credit
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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.

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