Program Details

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

Offered By: College of Doctoral Studies
Next Start Date:
Program Now Enrolling
Total Program Credits: 16
Online: 8 weeks
Transfer Credits:
Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the program
Program Tuition Rate:
Online: $560 per credit. [More Info]

Transform Your Business Leadership Career

Offered online by the College of Doctoral Studies, Grand Canyon University's Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management) program is designed for ambitious learners with a master's degree in a field other than business administration. Bridge courses taken prior to your DBA program offer the essential prerequisites to your doctoral study.

What You Will Learn

The Doctor of Business Administration bridge program includes coursework in probability, statistics, finance and accounting to help you prepare to successfully complete the DBA degree program. Build a strong foundation in the field of business analytics while researching market structure, strategies and the economics of business that drive change.

Your Next Degree

The Doctor of Business Administration degree program is for high-achieving professionals who are interested in career opportunities within academia, consulting or C-level executive roles. Through applied research and a curriculum that explores globalization from an organizational perspective, the DBA degree with an emphasis in management aligns with the competitive demands of a progressive economy.

Learners within the DBA program are immersed in key areas of 21st century business theory and practice, including:

  • Consumerism and the global economy
  • Leveraging intellectual capital
  • Strategic management theory
  • Values-driven leadership
  • Sustainability

Upon successful completion of the DBA bridge program, you will be ready to move into the Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management.

Course List

The programs offered at Grand Canyon University may vary by content and course length. You are currently viewing the program version available in Arizona. In order to view the specific course content and credit length available for your state, please contact a counselor at 1-855-GCU-LOPE or click here to request more information.
16 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
16 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and for students who have not had accounting in undergraduate work. Topics covered include the principles and practices of financial accounting and the fundamentals of managerial accounting, such as cost behavior and budgeting. The course covers accounting theories using computational examples, and homework is problem solving.

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.

Program Locations



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. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.

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