Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) With An Emphasis In Data Analytics - Quantitative Bridge Program

Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration: Data Analytics Quantitative Research)

Offered By: College of Doctoral Studies

Prepare for the Data Analytics Doctoral Program at GCU

The bridge for entrance to the Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics (Quantitative) offers a strong foundation in preparation for your doctoral business and academic journey. This bridge to data analytics doctoral pathway is designed for visionary leaders who have an earned a master’s-level degree in a field other than business administration and now seek to transform their career by completing an online DBA pathway at Grand Canyon University.

Complete Business Prerequisites With This Bridge to an Online DBA Program

In this quantitative bridge to the DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics program, you will complete the introductory courses required for all doctoral-level business learners at GCU. This includes coursework in accounting, finance, statistics, marketing and databases. The bridge courses provide an introduction to foundational content in the areas of business management.

Your Next Degree

The Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics at GCU is designed for business professionals seeking to acquire research skills while enhancing expertise in financial management, planning and executive decision making. As the global economy evolves, you have the opportunity to gain enhanced skills in the management of organizational data analytics infrastructure, business processes and staffing that can help you in solving complex business problems. Strengthen your knowledge of business intelligence, research design, data warehousing and mining, capital markets and other emerging disciplines.

By completing the bridge and enrolling in the DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics (Quantitative), you can design and conduct research studies to examine and analyze events by interpreting numeric data. You will use statistical techniques to clean, describe, assess, summarize and compare study data. An example of a quantitative data analytics study might include the development of a statistical model to predict consumer product demand and the infrastructure needed to implement the model. You will provide commentary on how the results compare with previous studies and offer specific recommendations for future studies that expand on specific knowledge relative to consumer demand.

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Total Credits: 20
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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Cost of Attendance

Course List

20 credits
Degree Requirements:
20 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.

Course Description

This course introduces the basic role and uses of databases within business enterprises. Students examine database design types, development, staging, production environments, and maintenance of a database structure. Emphasis is on appropriate application and implementation of database functions in relation to performing data analytics.

Program Locations

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