California InterContinental University

17310 Red Hill Ave. , Irvine, CA 92614

Doctorate of Business Administration

Program Details

A Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) provides graduates with higher-level education and knowledge for career advancement in addition to new job opportunities. Inpiduals will learn strategic planning and effective decision making skills, as well as strong leadership and managerial qualities.

The two year program requires 60 credits for degree completion with a maximum of nine transfer credits with a cost of $345 per credit. Applicants for the Professional Doctorate program must submit the following: a copy of their professional resume, two or more years experience in the field of Business Administration or at a managerial level, official transcripts showing completion of a Master’s Degree from an approved or accredited college/university, and lastly, the applicant’s prior college academic records must show a minimal Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of B (3.0 on a scale of 4.0) grade or higher. 

The DBA program requires the completion of the 10 Required Courses which provide students with basic knowledge of the fundamentals in economics, research methods and statistics, and strategic management. Out of the 20 courses provided, five Elective Courses are required which offer a range of interests from Risk Management to Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures. The Elective Courses allows inpiduals to choose the classes that appeal to them and opens the eyes of the students to various fields within Business Administration. A Comprehensive Competency Assessment 2 (CCA2) Exam will be taken after completing the five emphasis courses. 

Selecting a Master’s Capstone Project or Master’s Thesis with approval of the faculty is the last phase in order to complete the DBA program. Students must have successfully completed course GRC 605 – Business Research Methodology and Quantitative Statistics in order to begin the Doctoral Capstone Project or Dissertation, specifically the Project Research Plan (GRC 620) or the Dissertation Proposal (GRC 625).

Program Overview:

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  • A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (professional resume)
  • Evidence of having minimally two or more years of full-time, occupational experience, preferably at a managerial level, related to the Business Administration field
  • Official transcripts showing the completion of a Master’s degree from an approved or accredited college or university/institution that comparably meets CalUniversity’s coursework requirements and standards. If the master’s degree was earned in a non-business related field, the Office of Academic Affairs can evaluate the submitted documents to determine a reasonable foundation for the applicant to successfully complete the doctoral program.
  • The applicant’s prior college academic records must show a minimal Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of B (3.0 on a scale of 4.0) grade or higher.

Accreditation & Licensing

Distance Education Accrediting Commission



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