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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Prepare to explore some of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing businesses today.

No. 1 granter of doctoral research degrees in the U.S.*

Walden's online DBA program is designed for experienced professionals like you. Gain deeper business knowledge and serve as a global change agent—whether it's 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: October 28, 2019

Limited-Time Offer: Receive up to $4,500 in tuition savings if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on October 28, 2019.

Transfer Credits: Up to 17 credits

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In the DBA Accounting specialization, you can enhance your knowledge of managerial accounting methods that are essential to your company’s bottom line and elevate your organization’s competitive position.
This DBA specialization is designed for business leaders who want 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.
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.
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).
Relevant for manufacturers, retailers, and service providers, this specialization focuses on how products and services move from concept to deliverable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
ACBSP logoWalden University’s online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP accreditation adds tremendous value to your degree and provides you with validation that your program delivers the skills you need to compete in today's marketplace through recognized standards of quality around teaching excellence, student outcomes, and a continuous improvement model.

More About Our DBA Program

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.

A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into this 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 costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this 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.
Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

ACBSPWalden’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), PhD in Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and BS in Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP have earned the organization's Specialized Accounting Accreditation. ACBSP, which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education worldwide.

Why Earn Your DBA at Walden?

Kimberly Denney

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

Kimberly Denney | DBA Graduate

*Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Database (IPEDS). Retrieved July 2018; includes 2017 preliminary data and all classifications of instructional programs (CIP) codes. A doctoral research degree is a PhD or other doctoral degree that requires advanced work beyond the master’s level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement. Some examples of this type of degree may include EdD, DMA, DBA, DSc, DA, DM, or others, as designated by the awarding institution.