Rise to the top with our Doctor of Business Administration program.
After earning your DBA online, a whole new world of career opportunities will be open to you. Through a combination of classes and independent study work, students develop a thorough understanding of business related theories, business techniques and gain experience by applying principles in real business environments.
The DBA program is:
- Structured to support a quality output within a realistic time frame.
- Focused on productivity when understanding theory, research methods, research techniques, and scholarly analysis.
- Supported with strong mentors (DBA chairs) who guide the development and maturity of the research.
- Standardized with a dissertation template so students can focus on the research and analysis.
With a Baker College DBA students will:
- Be able to move beyond standard managerial positions and into positions such as business consultant, analyst, C-level executive (CEO, CIO, CMO, etc.) or business operation specialist.
- Start a career in academia by teaching business classes at colleges and universities.
- Have a chance to develop these higher-level skills without having to put your career on hold.
Why Business Administration?
In the Doctor of Business Administration program, you’ll have the education and skills it takes to solve problems at the very highest level of a business. By completing your DBA online, students develop the capacity to work independently and more in depth, moving from prescribed content in the first year of the program to supervised scholarly activities in the second year to independent research focused on their areas of interest in the third year.
Students may choose from six areas of specialization or design their own specialized fields of study.
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The Baker College Doctorate of Business Administration program is a 3.5-year program consisting of 60 credit hours (27 hours of doctoral core classes and 9 hours of doctoral specialty requirements). Our curriculum includes comprehensive and qualifying requirements, a professional residency and a research-based dissertation focused on a real problem facing today’s business leaders and managers.View Full Curriculum
Defining the Dissertation Research Problem and Research Question
Students who have 30 semester credits from an accredited doctoral program can apply for advanced standing in the Dissertation Only option.
Our quality-focused, market-driven and rigorous program curricula will establish and enhance core business knowledge and the ability to anticipate and react to societal changes, as well as provide students with technological proficiency, the ability to make ethical decisions and the communication skills that embody the professional acumen graduates need to make positive contributions to their chosen fields.
Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.hlccommission.org.
Online Classes Available Anywhere
Baker College online programs are available to students across the country. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
On Campus Unavailable
Core courses for this degree program are not offered on campus.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available on campus each semester.View campus locations
Available on Baker Online
Courses for this degree program are available through Baker Online.
100% online, this format offers flexible scheduling with 8-week semestersBaker Online
Unavailable on Online Live
Courses for this degree program are available through Online Live.
100% online with set class times, this format offers live, real-time virtual learning.Online Live