Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

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Next Start Date: July 03, 2023

Limited-Time Offer: Speak with an enrollment specialist to learn about our current tuition savings.

Transfer Credits: Up to 17 credits

Accreditation: ACBSP Accredited


Why Earn Your Online DBA at Walden?

pen iconChoice of capstones. Choose from three capstone options: traditional doctoral study, portfolio, or consulting.

pen iconLearn from a leader. Walden is the No. 1 conferrer of doctoral research degrees in the U.S.*

Mark of quality. Walden’s DBA program is accredited by the ACBSP and aligns with standards of quality endorsed by business, government, and other organizations.

book iconWorld-class support. You have the support of doctoral coaches, industry-connected faculty, student advocates, and peer mentors—each committed to your success.

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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.

Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.

*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.