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Become a Force for Business Success With Our Online DBA Program

Are 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 Administration (DBA) program. We’ve spent the last 50 years supporting busy professionals as they strive to reach their goal of earning a doctorate.

Designed for experienced business professionals and academics, our DBA online program empowers you to envision and implement thoughtful, creative solutions to today’s complex business challenges. Choose from multiple specializations and capstone options to tailor your studies to your personal interests and career goals.

An online DBA program prepares professionals to apply theory and research to practical problems found in all areas of business and management.

Why Choose Walden

LEARN FROM A LEADER

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

CUSTOMIZE YOUR PATH

Choose from three DBA capstones and 11 specializations to tailor your coursework to fit your career plan.

CHOOSE AN ACCREDITED PROGRAM

Our DBA online program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

BE SUPPORTED AT EACH STEP

The Walden Doctoral Degree Coach™ helps you find the right support when you need it and stay on track throughout your journey.

Program Details

Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Your Doctoral Journey

At Walden, we’ll guide you every step of the way with a comprehensive suite of support resources designed to help you confidently pursue the finish line, including our Doctoral Degree CoachTM. Are you ready to reach a higher level in your field?

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A Personalized Guide to Completing Your Doctorate

Earning your online Doctor of Business Administration requires commitment, perseverance, and hard work. You can do it, and Walden is here to help—with our Doctoral Degree Coach™.

  • Map and track milestones: Break your research down into manageable, sequential steps. See where you are, what’s ahead, and what you’ve already accomplished—all in one place.
  • Meet weekly targets: No more guesswork. Set prompts based on your to-do list and receive reminders and updates directly to your inbox.
  • Connect with faculty: Stay on the same page and keep your progress on track. With shared access to your dashboard, your chair can guide you through your checklists, goals, and timelines.
  • Access helpful resources: Quickly find support from the right person at the right time. Our comprehensive resource guide points you in the right direction.

Program Savings

Speak with an Enrollment Specialist to learn about our current tuition savings.

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Specializations

Accounting

Enhance your knowledge of managerial accounting methods to elevate your organization’s competitive position. 

Entrepreneurship

Explore the entrepreneurial concepts and processes that are found in both established companies with a pioneering spirit and startups. 

Finance

Gain 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). 

Healthcare Management

Expand your core business management skills in the healthcare field by learning to apply managerial decision-making skills to healthcare policy and economics. 

Human Resource Management

Get the theoretical knowledge, industry insights, and capabilities to be an authoritative voice in the field of human resource management, whether you’re looking to pursue executive leadership, teaching, or research.

Information Systems Management

Develop your expertise in information systems management with this specialization that addresses the management challenges facing technology-based businesses.

International Business

Learn the skills necessary to manage and lead diverse workers, managers, and teams in a global marketplace.

Leadership

Explore new frameworks and perspectives that will help you to lead and manage change effectively.

Marketing

Learn the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international marketplace, including leveraging strategies in global marketing and international pricing.

Project 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. 

Program Outcomes

Unravel Complex Business Challenges With Our DBA Program

In our Doctor of Business Administration online program, you’ll build your leadership confidence as you expand your knowledge of business best practices. Gain advanced skills in research, critical thinking, communication, analysis, and management. Apply what you’ve learned to become a role-modeling, problem-solving force within your organization and your community.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s online Doctor of Business Administration program will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate the relevance of current and emerging business theory and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Formulate effective solutions to complex, real-world problems common to the practice of business and management.
  • Apply current research literature to practical problems found in business and management.
  • Evaluate scholarly research in business and management.
  • Design rigorous research that contributes to the professional body of knowledge of business and management.
  • Design rigorous research that contributes to positive social change.
  • Apply professional ethics appropriately.

What’s the Career Impact of Earning a DBA?

Become the Visionary Leader You’re Meant to Be

Now more than ever, organizations need experienced leaders who can assess situations, understand current and potential business issues, and put bold solutions into action. They want confident, proactive problem-solvers who can serve as a force for real change.

A Doctor of Business Administration online degree not only shows that you’re knowledgeable in your field; it signals your readiness for senior-level leadership roles. Expand your opportunities within your own organization or in other companies and industries.

Walden is the

#1

granter of doctoral research degrees.1

An online DBA program can prepare you to work in settings such as:

  • Educational services
  • Finance and insurance
  • Public administration
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Self-employed professionals

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Resources

Meet Your Doctor of Business Administration Academic Team

  • Irene Williams

    Senior Contributing Faculty

    Dr. Williams' professional experience includes working in offices of institutional effectiveness, research, assessment, and planning in higher education. Teaching and mentoring DBA students allows her to share what she has learned in business education and inspire the next generation of professionals.

  • Jorge Gaytan

    Jorge Gaytan

    Senior Contributing Faculty

    Dr. Gaytan has authored more than 70 articles in such prestigious journals as the Journal of Research for Business Education and the Business Teacher Education Journal. He has received multiple awards in teaching, research, and service during his 30-year professional career.

  • Robert Banasik

    Robert Banasik

    Contributing Faculty

    Dr. Banasik has been a lifelong entrepreneur and started his first business when he was 21. Having successfully run companies for 35 years, he transitioned to commercial real estate investing in 2003. Dr. Banasik has been teaching business courses at the graduate level since 2012.

  • Meridith Wentz

    Contributing Faculty

    Dr. Wentz is an assistant chancellor in the Office of Planning, Assessment, Research, and Quality at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is a judge with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, having led three national review teams, and a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

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