Doctor of Business Administration / Self-Designed
Walden University

Program Details

Customize your Doctor of Business Administration degree online to your personal and professional wants and needs with the Self-Designed specialty from Walden University. Students can choose seminars from any of the 15 specializations within the school’s DBA program

Students will receive guidance from a Walden faculty mentor on choosing the best courses for their specific situation. Assignments allow students to gain skills in practical writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level. Courses combine components of writing, research, general business, business strategy, mentoring, and face-to-face residencies.

A few of the areas of study available to Self-Designed DBA students include:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare management
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Energy management
  • Marketing


Students will be required to attend 8 days of required face-to-face residencies (two 4-day residencies).

  • Must have a master's degree or higher
  • Completed online application and transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

Special Accreditation

AACSB International (AACSB)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island