Unravel complex challenges and move your business forward. Our Doctor of Business Administration program will empower you to lead with confidence.
Walden’s online Doctor of Business Administration is a highly respected terminal degree program that balances applied research with real-world practice. Accredited by ACBSP, Walden’s DBA offers 16 specializations and three unique capstone options.
For students seeking greater leadership opportunities in the health field, the Healthcare Management specialization focuses on laws and court decisions that impact healthcare organizations while challenging you to investigate the regulatory and ethical dynamics that exist within the industry.
The Doctor of Business Administration program will challenge you to refine and apply highly sought-after leadership skills in research, critical thinking, communication, analysis, and management.
Guided by industry experts, your DBA coursework will strengthen your grasp of business best practices, preparing you to complete a capstone project in the format you choose—traditional, consulting, or portfolio.
Graduates of Walden’s online Doctor of Business Administration program will be prepared to:
Now more than ever, organizations need leaders with practical experience who can assess situations, understand current and potential business issues, and put solutions into action with confidence.
In many cases, businesses look to people who can navigate challenges and inspire change. Often, they turn to professionals with DBA degrees.
A DBA not only identifies you as an expert in your field, but also demonstrates your readiness for senior-level leadership and new career opportunities—within your own organization or across other companies and industries.
Depending on your specialization, an online doctor of business administration from Walden can pave the way to a number of career options, including:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
89% of Walden Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) alumni responding to our survey state that their Walden degree enhanced their professional performance.3
I was accepted at George Washington University at the same time I received the acceptance from Walden. The choice was clear to me. I selected the university that matched my educational goals and provided me the opportunity to study aspects of positive social change within my specialization of leadership.
I was impressed with Walden’s accreditation in business, and I personally aligned with Walden’s social change mission.
While I was deployed to Iraq, I conducted research and determined Walden University would be a great fit, allowing me to achieve the credibility I need to meet my goals for the future.
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.
Walden’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management 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 and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation.
1Source: 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.
2Survey of Earned Doctorates, National Science Foundation, “Table 9: Top 20 doctorate-granting institutions ranked by number of minority U.S. citizen and permanent resident doctorate recipients, by ethnicity and race of recipient: 5-year total, 2013–17,” on the internet at https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsf19301/data. The survey included 372 accredited U.S. institutions. The population for the 2017 SED consists of all individuals receiving a research doctorate from a U.S. academic institution in the 12-month period beginning July 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2017. Recipients of professional doctoral degrees are not included in the SED.
3Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.