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

Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration: Management Quantitative Research)

Offered By: College of Doctoral Studies

What Is a DBA Management Bridge Pathway?

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

What You Will Study

In this online DBA in management bridge, you will complete the introductory courses required for doctoral-level business learners at GCU. This includes coursework in accounting, finance, statistics and marketing. The bridge courses provide content in the areas of business management.

Careers With a DBA in Management

The online bridge DBA in management pathway for entrance into the DBA program is for high-achieving professionals who are interested in career opportunities within academia, consulting or C-level executive roles. By completing the bridge and enrolling in the DBA with an Emphasis in Management (Quantitative), you will design and conduct research studies that 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 management study might include creating, distributing and analyzing the results of a survey to describe customer satisfaction and whether customer satisfaction varies between groups. Based on the study results, you will have the opportunity to provide commentary on how the results compare with previous studies and offer specific recommendations for future studies that expand on specific knowledge relative to customer satisfaction.

As a student in the online DBA in management bridge pathway, you are immersed in key areas of modern business theory and practice, including:

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

Through extensive course work, you will be taught the skills of a researcher and how to apply this knowledge to expand business theory or application. Upon successful completion of the DBA bridge pathway, you can move into the Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management.

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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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Cost of Attendance

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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