Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is dissertation-based and integrates theory and practice in the business context. This program is designed to accelerate your business experience and equip you for a high-level position in numerous business sectors. The DBA offers you the opportunity to advance your knowledge and explore emerging business trends all from a foundation of Christian principles.

Analytical skills acquisition and applied research are fundamental components of the DBA program. As a professional Christian leader in business, the DBA will help you apply sound business principles and leadership strategies to solve today's complex business issues from a Christian perspective.

This 60-hour Doctorate of Business Administration program incorporates a 12-credit hour research dissertation along with a blend of online learning and face-to-face residencies. An annual residency on campus is required.

Program Details

  • 60 credit hours
  • 7-week courses, taught year round
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Small class sizes so you know your professors and classmates
  • Competitive tuition rates

What can I do with this degree?

  • Corporate Executive
  • Consultant
  • Business Professor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Corporate Education and Training

Admission Information

Applicants for the online Doctor of Business Administration degree program must meet the following:

  • Hold a Master of Business Administration or a graduate degree with fundamental courses in accounting, finance, and statistics from a regionally-accredited college or university with a 3.0 cumulative GPA .
  • Submit two recommendations.
  • Submit a resume.
  • Submit a professional goal statement to include:
    • Explanation of how your professional experience and academic background make you an ideal candidate for doctoral study;
    • Description of your specific area of interest. Explain how conducting research in this area will help you fulfill your career objectives; and
    • Description of your future career goals upon completion of this program.
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The Business Intelligence and Analytics specialization is designed for doctoral students interested in focusing on the analytics and technology aspects of business organizations. Coursework examines forecasting, international issues, emerging trends and threats, compliance issues, and strategy.

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The Doctor of Business Administration degree is designed for students who would like a DBA degree but are interested in specializing in the area of Cyber Security. Cybersecurity is an area of study that looks at advanced technologies, processes and practices that protects networks, computers and data from attack or unauthorized access. A DBA student with a Cybersecurity specialization is prepared for jobs in the areas of data base administration, security systems administrator, security consultant or analyst.

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The Health Administration specialization allows students to examine areas unique to the field of healthcare including policy and economics, informatics and innovation and strategic healthcare administration.

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The Human Resources Specialization allows student to explore and experience the field of Human Resources. This specialization is focused on the study and application of human resource principles. Students will explore topics in the area of employee relations, compensation and benefits, and current issues in the field.

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The Doctor of Business Administration offers a specialization in Project Management for the students who would like to focus on the project management process, time management, and quality control. This specialization offers business leaders the opportunity to focus on advanced skills in Project Management. A DBA student with a Project Management specialization is prepared for jobs in areas like executive management, consulting, economist, or logistician.

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The Doctor of Business Administration degree is designed for students who would like a DBA degree but are interested in specializing in the area of Strategic Management. Strategic Management prepares students for advanced management careers with a focus on policy and procedure development needed to lead an organization. A DBA student with a Strategic Management specialization is prepared for jobs in the area of executive management, management analyst, or university professor.

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These rates are for August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2023.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Doctor of Business Administration $595
Active Military Discount, Graduate Program $375
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $476

Visit the Scholarship, Discounts and Fees web page to view other fees and the cost estimate calculator.

We look forward to receiving your application! Please follow the steps on the How Do I Apply page to see how easy it is to submit your application to Belhaven University.

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