Doctor of Business Administration

Already have an MBA? Looking for the credentials that will open the door to the proverbial corner office and executive management—or instructor opportunities? At Globe University, you can earn a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and do just that while seamlessly transitioning to your doctoral degree.

The DBA program* at Globe University gives eligible Master of Business Administration (MBA)-prepared business leaders and managers the opportunity to create evidence-based business models, strategies, and solutions to management dilemmas in a variety of industries:

  • Create strategies solving complex challenges
  • Formulate effective communication plans
  • Integrate business solutions in a global environment

Why add a DBA to your resume? Excellent ROI.

A doctorate in business isn't just a good idea—it can also pay dividends. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education cites U.S. Census Bureau data* that shows a direct correlation between educational attainment and income. Those holding a doctoral degree can earn nearly $30,000 more a year compared to those with just a master's or bachelor's.**

Doctor of Business Administration program highlights

Throughout your studies, you’ll meet regularly with a graduate faculty advisor who will guide and support you every step of the way to your doctorate in business. Plus:

  • Apply management practices immediately in your workplace.
  • Study topics including:
    • Ethics of 21st-century leadership
    • Management models
    • Organizational development
    • Global workplace initiatives
    • Strategic planning
    • Evidence-based decision making
    • Research applications in the workplace
  • Develop real-world applications for your specific industry in collaboration with your advisor and professional mentor.
  • Present your business solution as part of your final project.  

New students admitted every quarter

The DBA is offered exclusively at the downtown Minneapolis campus. New students are admitted during week one and week six of each quarter.

As a full-time student, you will take two consecutive classes a quarter for the first five quarters—and one class during each of your last three quarters. With year-round enrollment, full-time students can complete the program in just two years. Part-time students can finish in three to four years. International students may qualify for work authorizations early in the program.

National accreditation status

Globe University is accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Your success starts here.

Start your successful future today with a doctorate in business—call 1-877-303-6060.We’re happy to answer your questions about the DBA entrance requirements and help walk you through the admissions process. You can also click here for more information about DBA core studies.

*This doctoral program is ineligible for federal financial aid, per the Title IV section of the Higher Education Act (HEA).

**Mean Income Increases with Educational Attainment (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement)

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