The online Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) program provides real world, practical knowledge that effectively supports your professional career. Develop fresh skills in critical thinking and proactive problem solving, and be better prepared to face complex business environments. The Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) study program addresses the needs of business professionals who want to develop their practical industry experience into advanced leadership positions as consultants or executives in high-ranking organizations.
The D.B.A offers several specializations, including the option to design your own, that focus on the latest research, theories, and trends in the business world:
The D.B.A. Finance specialization provides you with tools that help company managers keep track and organize finances efficiently. Learn how to maximize firm value, including valuation, capital budgeting and structure, working capital management, multinational concepts, and Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). Also, explore more advanced theories such as option pricing, derivatives, and hedging. Throughout the Finance specialization program, you will make use of practice and theory in order to apply your new knowledge to real life organizational problems.
Explore some of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing business today, including:
Are you prepared to influence and advance the future of business practice?
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
Future career options may include a variety of settings and roles:
Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable
The Doctor of Business Administration program is designed for experienced business professionals who want to translate their industry expertise into leadership positions as consultants or as executives within their organizations.
In our Doctor of Business Administration program, you will work with expert faculty members who are scholars and leaders in their fields.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Admission requirements for Waldens programs vary but generally include the following:
Applicants must have successfully completed a higher education/ university-level degree or a comparable university degree. Additional academic qualifications may also be considered.
Transfer of credits based on a course-by-course evaluation of relevant transcripts.
At least 3 year(s) of work experience is required.
Three years of related professional or academic experience.
Walden Universitys B.S. in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), and Ph.D. in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education.
This accreditation reaffirms the quality of Waldens programs and support services, as well as our commitment to continuous assessment and improvement. Earning an ACBSP-accredited degree can better prepare you to compete and succeed in the global marketplace. Employers recognize the value of graduates of a program with educational standards modeled on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, used by businesses, government, and other organizations as a measure of quality.
Walden University's Ph.D. in Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Among other benefits, ACBSP accreditation provides: