Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

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Reach your career goals with a business degree

The mission of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree is to prepare scholars and professionals to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving business environment, enhance the skills necessary to advance the practice of business in a diverse global economy, to further the body of knowledge and research, and to balance the pursuit of high impact business practices.

Location On-Campus Online
Washington, DC
Virginia
Chicago

60

TOTAL 

CREDITS

36

TRANSFER

CREDITS

COST PER CLASS

MSCHE Accredited

Our program follows best-practice standards for business education.

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Business Administration Degree Overview

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to identify problems related to U.S. and foreign businesses and to respond artfully to these challenges. In addition, graduates will be empowered with the knowledge and skills required to work as leaders in U.S. business organizations, nongovernmental organizations and international entities.

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Business Administration Courses & Curriculum

Students must complete all courses and defend their dissertation.

Doctor of Business Administration (60 credits)

12 credits
  • DBA 700 Principles of Research and Writing
  • DBA 710 Qualitative Research Methodology and Statistical Analysis
  • DBA 725 Quantitative and Case Study Research Methodology
12 credits
  • DBA 715 Organizational Dynamics, Ethics and Decision-Making
  • DBA 727 Business Innovation and Sustainability
  • DBA 730 Conflict Resolution and Negotiations
12 credits
  • DBA 740 Accounting and Financial Management
  • DBA 745 Project Management Framework and Processes
  • DBA 750 Human Resources and Risk Management
12 credits
  • DBA 760 Global Leadership and Business Communication
  • DBA 765 Global Business, Geo-Political and Social Issues
  • DBA 770 International Marketing in Business
15 credits
  • DBEC 800 Doctoral Research I: Proposal Development
  • DBEC 801 Doctoral Research II: Introduction & Literature Review
  • DBEC 802 Doctoral Research III: Methodology
  • DBA 803 Doctoral Research IV: Results, Findings, and Discussion
  • DBA 804 Doctoral Research V: Discussion and Defense
9 credits
  • DBA 900 Dissertation Defense

Business Administration Requirements & Outcomes

  • Demonstrate fluency within the chosen discipline.
  • Demonstrate support of current and emerging business theory, practice, and influences that support business administration strategy and organizational missions in changing environments.
  • Integrate appropriate principles and research methodologies frequently used in business research to solve current business administration problems.
  • Formulate effective solutions to real-world problems in business administration that improve the effectiveness of organizations in support of organizational missions.
  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion. Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
In addition to the general requirements listed to the left, applicants for a graduate program must provide the following: An undergraduate degree in order to enroll in University of the Potomac master’s programs: four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in other countries. International applicants 16 with a 3-year undergraduate degree may be admitted on the recommendation of the Admission Committee which will be based on students’ preparation. Two Letters of recommendation from individuals who may be a direct supervisor or university faculty member. *This requirement may be waived for those students with Master level transfer credits*. One required essay, in MSWord document form, addressing the student’s preparation for the graduate program. The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not required for admission to the MBA, but is strongly preferred for students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline or lack the pre-requisite courses in business, finance and economics. Similarly, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the MSIT or MHCA, but is recommended.

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Doctor of Business Administration Frequently Asked Questions

The Doctor of Business Administration Degree is the highest-level program that UOTP offers. As such it is designed to prepare experienced business professionals to broaden their leadership, innovation, and customer engagement knowledge and skills.

At UOTP, a DBA can be completed within three years for most students; however, completion dates vary depending on the individual and the work they put in.

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your DBA degree by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online DBA program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.

It all starts with you deciding to get a DBA degree. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.