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Online Business Doctoral Programs


Explore our online doctoral degrees in business and management degree programs designed to help you reach your goals.
Explore our online doctoral degrees in business and management degree programs designed to help you reach your goals.
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Lead Breakthrough Solutions With an Online Doctorate in Business

Are you looking to take a seat at the table—or teach the next generation of business leaders? Realize your professional potential with Walden’s online doctoral programs in business. We’ve been helping busy working adults achieve their higher education goals for more than 50 years.

Taught by experienced faculty members, our business doctoral programs allow you to apply the latest theory and research to real problems facing organizations today. Whether you choose our Doctor of Business Administration or our PhD program in management, you’ll have the inspiration and support you need to stay on track toward the finish line.

Doctoral Business Programs

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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Become a Force for Business Success With Our Online DBA ProgramAre you ready to gain sought-after business expertise that can help you take a seat at the table? Become the leader and influencer you want to be with Walden’s Doctor of Business…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
PhD in Management
A PhD in Management Program Designed to Facilitate Your SuccessWhether you want to teach in academia or help companies solve critical management problems, our online PhD in Management program offers a path to greater credibility, influence, and…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
PhD in Management
PhD in Management - 21st Century Finance
Explore our PhD in Management 21st Century Finance specialization Develop a deeper understanding of financial models and theoretical tools as you broaden your expertise in relevant topics such as investor led investments, mergers and acquisitions…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
PhD in Management
PhD in Management - Completion Program
Explore our PhD in Management Completion Program specialization Is your dissertation the only thing standing between you and your doctorate? Transfer your doctoral coursework, complete your research, and earn your doctorate through our online PhD…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
PhD in Management
PhD in Management - Human Resource Management
Explore our PhD in Management Human Resource Management specialization In this specialization, you can apply current theories to conduct research in areas such as the behavioral implications of environments, motivation, and performance on…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
PhD in Management
PhD in Management - Information Systems Management
Explore our PhD in Management Information Systems Management specialization In this specialization, you will explore an integrative approach to all aspects of organizations, including people, processes, technology, systems, and management. Focus…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
PhD in Management
PhD in Management - Self-Designed
Explore our PhD in Management Self Designed specialization Create your own specialization based on your individual goals and interests in management. Choose courses from other specializations within the program under the guidance of a Walden…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
PhD in Management
PhD in Management - Leadership and Organizational Strategy
Explore our PhD in Management Leadership and Organizational Strategy specialization Challenge your critical thinking abilities by testing conventional organizational strategies and structures in this specialization. Develop alternative…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
PhD in Management
PhD in Management - Organizational Design and Innovation
Explore our PhD in Management Organizational Design and Innovation specialization In an environment of disruptive and agile innovation, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems, business leaders need to employ strategies to deal with the…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Leadership
Explore Our DBA Leadership SpecializationGlobalization, advances in technology, and rapid changes in the marketplace all contribute to the need for business professionals to continually develop their leadership skills. In this DBA online…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Human Resource Management
Explore Our DBA Human Resource Management SpecializationToday’s human resource (HR) managers do much more than fill positions—they’re strategic partners with a critical seat at the executive table. This DBA online specialization prepares you with…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Entrepreneurship
Explore Our DBA Entrepreneurship SpecializationIn this online DBA program specialization, you’ll explore the entrepreneurial concepts and processes found in established companies with a pioneering spirit as well as start-ups. Grow your…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Healthcare Management
Explore Our DBA Healthcare Management SpecializationToday’s healthcare leaders need strong management skills in order to positively impact their organizations and the communities they serve. In the DBA Healthcare Management specialization, you’ll…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Self-Designed
Explore Our DBA Self-Designed SpecializationThis DBA online option allows you to create your own specialization based on your individual goals and interests in business administration. Choose seminars from other specializations within the DBA…

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  • Course Based
    05/27/2024

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FAQs

What are the differences between a DBA and a PhD in Management?

Both of these business management degrees represent the highest level of academic achievement, and both degrees are highly respected in both the academic and business worlds. However, there are differences. The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is considered a professional doctorate, and the PhD in Management is an academic doctorate. Both are advanced research degrees that involve conducting original research, analyzing data, and producing important findings.

DBA candidates focus on real-world organizational and business problems and involve original and secondary research to explore, examine, and address those problems. The DBA is primarily for those focused on a career in business and consulting. However, many DBAs do teach in colleges and universities.

PhD research is focused on developing theories, addressing a gap between theories, or addressing a gap in the general body of knowledge. The PhD may be more appropriate if you are focused on a faculty career in higher education or a career as a researcher in a research center.

What is a PhD in Management Completion Program?

If your dissertation is the only thing standing between you and your doctorate, you may be able to transfer your doctoral coursework, complete your research, and earn your doctorate through Walden’s online PhD in Management completion program. This option is designed specifically for returning doctoral degree candidates who have completed all coursework for a PhD, except the prospectus and dissertation process, at an accredited university.

What is a DBA capstone or doctoral study?

In the Walden University Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program, the capstone can either be a doctoral study (examining a real business problem), a consulting capstone (studying a real-world organization and coaching that organization to improve performance and/or overcome challenges), or a portfolio capstone. In a portfolio capstone, students choose one of two portfolio options: qualitative program evaluation or quantitative secondary data analysis. A program evaluation is a systematic approach to collecting and analyzing data to assess how well a program is working and why. Data analysis students use an archival (secondary) dataset or combine multiple datasets to conduct their data analysis.

How long does it take to earn your DBA or PhD in Management degree?

The doctoral journey is different for everyone. However, Walden students have up to eight years to complete their doctoral program unless they petition for an extension.