Doctorate in Business Administration / Strategic Leadership & Innovation
Concordia University – Chicago

Program Details

The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) / Strategic Leadership and Innovation is an online business administration degree program from Concordia University – Chicago for those seeking leadership and management preparation beyond the master’s degree. This is a professional doctorate, focusing more on theoretical knowledge and its practical application in managerial settings than in preparation for academic careers.  

The program emphasizes scholarly business research, preparing students to use these research skills to advance their careers while also positively impacting organizational goals.  At Concordia University – Chicago, you will begin the dissertation process immediately, allowing you to work on this along with other independent, ethical, innovative, and rigorous business research. Courses synthesize global trends, business knowledge, and leadership theory as students learn to design and implement innovative business solutions. 

Coursework in this degree specialization covers topics such as:

  • Strategic leadership thought
  • Strategic leadership practice
  • Disruptive innovation execution

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Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Concordia University – Chicago is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • This program requires 3 residencies.