Program Overview

Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, offers a Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business for professionals interested in furthering their knowledge of the business field. This degree is designed for professionals working in human resources, marketing, management or other business-oriented jobs.

Earning a Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business prepares individuals for careers in international studies, finance, marketing, management, law, and government. Students who complete the program can expect to have gained valuable skills such as problem solving in economics and marketing, strategic planning, and how to effectively perform qualitative and quantitative research. Graduates of the program will be well suited for employment in international marketing, leadership and consulting.

The specialized courses offered by Liberty University teach the skills necessary for a career in business administration. Students can choose from the following concentrations: Accounting, Human Resources, International Business, Leadership, Marketing or Project Management. The courses are taught based on biblical principles and a Christian worldview. The Doctor of Business Administration is completed online, with the exception of three, one-week intensives on campus. Instead of completing a traditional dissertation, students are expected to implement a comprehensive final project to earn their doctorate degree.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.


    Three one-week intensives on campus are required.

    Admission requirements:

    • Earned Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, MS in Informative Systems, MS in Management Information Systems (Additional requirements will be necessary for the accounting and information systems cognate.)
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
    • Statement of purpose (1,000 - 1,500 words)
    • 15 hours of course work may be transferred in (5 year age limit)/nontransferable courses- DBA 700, 785, 988, 989, 990
    • 12-hours from a Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Accounting specialization may apply 

    School Overview

    Training Champions for Christ since 1971

    We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible. One of our Admissions Counselors is ready to assist you with this process. Here is what you can expect from us:

    • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.*
    • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
    • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.

    *excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

    Benefits of Attending Liberty University

    • No standardized testing if you meet admission requirements.
    • Credit for prior training, certification, licensure, experience, and learning, and more such as:

    - Military

    - Real Estate

    - Insurance

    - Emergency Response

    • Courses taught from a Christian worldview.
    • 8 start dates a year, with an 8 week course format.

    Financing Options

    Financial Aid

    • 87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.

    Tuition discounts for 

    • Military service members, including active duty, retired, veterans, and their spouses.
    • Emergency Response Personnel

    Corporate Tuition Assistance

    • Deferred – If you company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.

    Other convenient payment options are available


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