INTRODUCTION TO THE DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (DBA)

CalSouthern’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) provides a rich, advanced education for senior leadership roles. It’s a great opportunity for professionals with MBAs to gain business expertise at the highest academic level and distinguish themselves from other MBAs. The DBA is designed to develop practical and highly specialized expertise to be applied to actual business challenges in our increasingly complex and technologically driven business world. The doctoral project requires students to research and analyze a business problem in their area of interest. It’s one of the richest and most rewarding academic challenges you’ll ever face, and it can establish you as an expert in your field of study.


CalSouthern's DBA gives working professionals the advanced business knowledge and practical skills they need to rise to a leadership position in their current organization, make a career change or start a business of their own. It's a great opportunity for MBAs and others to gain additional business expertise at the highest academic level and to distinguish themselves from the competition in a challenging job market.


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Watch this short video introduction to the CalSouthern DBA program to learn more about the many uses for this degree and the unique online learning model that makes it convenient to complete the program.



Credits required for degree completion: 60

Maximum transfer credits accepted: 9

Program length: 4 years*

Cost per credit: $395



* With maximum transfer credits and by taking courses simultaneously, Learners can complete the degree program in as little as two years. Or, Learners can proceed at a more leisurely pace and complete in no more than 10 years.


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The DBA—the Right Degree, the Right Time

Many business professionals with MBA degrees would like to pursue additional education to develop added expertise of the highest level, and to gain a competitive edge over others with the same degree. However, many assume—mistakenly—that their only option is a PhD, which is an academic doctorate, preparing the student more for scholarly research and publication, rather than enhanced business opportunity and success.

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