Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

In this fully online program, you will have the opportunity to advance your career and engage in transformative research efforts, while gaining a profound understanding of the critical skills needed to lead and manage in the global business environment. By developing an understanding of the current management models and theories, including the issues that today’s business leaders face, you will be equipped with professional and academic knowledge and skills that translate into your direct ability to consult, manage, teach, and more.

The DBA program focuses on research that is designed to contribute to professional knowledge and practice. By studying seminal and current theories in the fields of management, marketing, and decision theory, you will become a skilled communicator and innovative leader, acquiring the experience needed to publish in both academic and industry journals. Discover how to conduct and lead research, contribute to the worlds of academia and business, and prepare for upward mobility.

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Why a DBA at Felician?

Felician University offers its DBA candidates many unique advantages. From our experienced faculty to our emphasis on individualized, innovative learning, this program enables you to achieve your goals while advancing your career.

Experienced Faculty
  • Faculty members are all highly academically credentialled
  • Extensive C-level experience
  • Members have been published in academic and industry journals, served as consultants, and sit on several boards
  • Program accommodates every kind of schedule
  • Online platform allows for flexibility
  • Progress on your own time
Innovative Curriculum
  • Receive personalized mentorship
  • Conduct pioneering research of your choice
  • Take advantage of our Innovation Lab and industry experts
Curriculum Overview

With a four-phase curriculum, the DBA program focuses on applying quantitative techniques to business evaluation and research to effectively present realistic plans for action. Phase one consists of foundation courses focusing on advanced academic writing, research methods, and statistics and has a brief residency requirement. Phase two consists of core knowledge projects in the learning areas of Management, Marketing, and Quantitative Decision Analysis. Phase three is the demonstrated competency component, varying based on your chosen track, in which a certification course or exam is taken. Phase four is the dissertation portion of the program and has another a brief residency requirement.

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Admission Requirements

Please see our admission requirements for details on how to apply. Admission requirements for the DBA program include:

  • MBA degree
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement