Walden’s DBA program is designed for experienced professionals like you. Gain deeper business knowledge and serve as a global change agent—whether in corporate, public sector, or academic environments.

Our online DBA program allows you to:

  • Develop solutions to complex, real-world business problems.
  • Identify and evaluate emerging business theories.
  • Build advanced decision-making and leadership skills.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: May 8, 2017

Duration: 50 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 30 credits

  • Accounting

    In the DBA Accounting specialization, you can enhance your knowledge of managerial accounting methods that are essential to your company’s bottom line and elevating your organization’s competitive position.

  • Energy Management

    This DBA specialization is designed for business leaders who wants to explore how energy production and distribution have evolved into a global market, as well as the natural and man-made risks involved with this business.

  • Entrepreneurship

    Build your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge with a learning experience that combines theory with practical strategies drawn from real-world situations, such as identifying market opportunities, managing risk and change, encouraging innovation, and raising capital.

  • Finance

    In this specialization, you will explore the finance tools that help managers maximize their firm’s value, including valuation, capital budgeting and structure, working capital management, multinational concepts, and Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM).

  • Global Supply Chain Management

    Relevant for manufacturers, retailers, and service providers, this specialization focuses on how products and services move from concept to deliverable.

  • Healthcare Management

    The Healthcare Management specialization focuses on laws and court decisions that apply to the management of healthcare organizations and investigates the regulatory and ethical dynamics that exist within the industry.

  • Homeland Security

    The Homeland Security specialization will allow you to explore how the field of homeland security has evolved, as well as the global implications it has on how an organization operates, internally and externally.

  • Human Resource Management

    Coursework for this specialization examines contemporary organizational issues, such as succession planning for the organization’s long-term success, creating and managing external strategic partnerships, and HR planning for the organization’s strategic business direction.

  • Information Systems Management

    In this specialization you will learn how to help align business needs with technological solutions, identify new applications for technology, and leverage technological solutions in order to enhance your organization’s competitive position in the marketplace.

  • International Business

    Examine the financial implications of conducting business internationally, including how capital investment is undertaken globally and how financial markets and global trade influence investment opportunities.

  • Leadership

    Explore new frameworks and perspectives that will help you to lead and manage change effectively. Investigate a variety of current leadership principles and practices to determine which work best in any given situation.

  • Marketing

    In this specialization you will study key marketing concepts like market segmentation, competitive intelligence, and commercialization, as well as learn advanced skills needed to succeed in an international marketplace.

  • Project Management

    In the DBA Project Management specialization, you can learn the necessary skills to deliver your organization’s strategic objectives through dynamic project portfolio management. Study the processes for successfully managing a complex portfolio of projects and analyzing opportunities for improved portfolio performance.

  • Self-Designed

    Create your own specialization based on your individual goals and interests in business administration. Choose seminars from the program’s other specializations under the guidance of a Walden faculty mentor.

  • Social Impact Management

    Examine key issues in corporate responsibility, such as how to achieve greater transparency while protecting proprietary information, leverage social involvement in branding, improve operational efficiency through environmental initiatives, and strengthen stakeholder relationships.

  • Technology Entrepreneurship

    Learn how to design the concepts, processes, and tools to increase the rate and extent of innovation in your company, thereby enhancing your company’s competitive edge.

Curriculum Overview

The Walden DBA program will help you develop as an agent for global change, in your company or community, with advanced business skills and knowledge. As an independent scholar you will explore real-world solutions through interactive media and international business case studies, with 1:1 guidance when you need it. Courses include:

  • Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice
  • Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology for Applied Business Research
 

More about our DBA program

 
  • Careers

    Depending on your specialization, your career options may include a role as a:*

    • Consultant
    • Entrepreneur/business owner
    • Faculty member
    • Manager/director/administrator
    • Analyst
    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
     
  • Entry Requirements

    A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into the DBA program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the DBA program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

  • Accreditations

    ACBSPWalden University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is 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 worldwide.

Why earn your DBA at Walden?

 
  • Doctoral Journey Resources

    Our tools help you learn online, stay on schedule, and track your accomplishments.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Research Your Passion

    Select your own doctoral study topic and research what interests you.

Testimonials

 
 
 

“I was impressed with Walden's accreditation in business, and I personally aligned with Walden's social change mission."

Kimberly Denney | DBA Graduate