Doctorate in Business Administration
Concordia University – Chicago

Program Details

The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) 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.  Unlike other DBA programs, 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.  With the school’s expanding global presence, the global environment is at the forefront of the curriculum, so students examine business principles and leadership from global perspectives. 

There are four specializations available in this online DBA program:

  • Innovation in Health Care Management
  • Innovations in Human Resources
  • Strategic Leadership and Innovation
  • Marketing Innovations

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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

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

Additional Info

  • Students must participate in three residencies.