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Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration Degree (DBA) is an online doctoral degree program with Areas of Study in Organizational Leadership, Human Resource Management and Management. The DBA degree is designed to enable business students and professionals to advance their careers toward becoming executive leaders, educators and consultants. This 48-credit program offers two degree completion options, course work in preparation from higher educational instruction and general consultancy and a final Scholar-Practitioner Field Project.

Program Highlights:

  • All courses are offered online
  • Access to courses 24/7
  • Six (6) eight (8) week terms offered per year
  • No physical campus visits required
  • Part-time Program*
  • Qualified and doctorially qualified scholar-practitioner mentors
  • Scholar-Practitioner Field Project final degree submission
  • Total of six (6) doctoral level credits may be transferred to the DBA**
  • High-quality, affordable DBA degree program

*Minimum of one (1) course or three (3) credits per term.
**Transfer credit accepted only through evaluation by the Dean, School of Business and Management.

This 48-credit degree program focuses on providing the knowledge, competencies and skills necessary to be occupationally competitive in the 21st century job market. Organizations of all types are being called upon to operate in increasingly complex environments characterized by rapid changes in political stability, governmental regulations and market economic conditions. The scope, intensity, and relentlessness of these changes in the global marketplace promises to intensify over the next decade. As result, business students and professionals need to adapt becoming life-long learners enabling them to reinvent themselves in order to professionally grow, survive and sustain.

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About the DBA Program



Estimated Cost of Degree:


Based on:

  • $75 application fee
  • $905 per credit
  • $332 graduation fee

Excludes books or other fees
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Entirely Online

Transfer Credits:

Up to 6 doctoral level credits

Students are eligible for degree program admission and course enrollment using the following admissions criteria:

  • Master's degree in business, management, organizational-related studies or closely related field earned from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Graduate GPA of 3.00 or above
  • Assessment of prior academic course work and research methods
  • Minimum of three years of organizational leadership, management or equivalent professional experience
  • Evaluation of graduate school application including; academic transcripts, essay, and resume .
  • Applicant interview
  • A total of six (6) doctoral level credits may be transferred to the DBA
  • Transfer credit accepted only through evaluation by the Dean, School of Business and Management
  • Students admitted to the DBA degree program progress through the DBA curriculum with the cohort to which they were admitted.
  • DBA students who earn a grade lower than a B in a course, withdraw from a DBA course or who fail to enroll during a consecutive term will be assessed on an individual basis for their ability to remain in the DBA program.
  • The program must be completed within seven years of admission into the program.
  1. Integrate financial, operational and cultural data analysis in organizational strategic planning and management.
  2. Analyze the global competitive environment to plan for sustainable organizational growth.
  3. Employ interpersonal, instructional and consulting skills to communicate effectively in key industry, education and market related formats.
  4. Demonstrate ethical behavior in organizational governance, leadership and engagement.
  5. Synthesize theory, research, technologies and experiential data in making evidenced-based decisions.
  6. Evidence commitment to and support of diversity, multiculturalism, equity and social justice.

The DBA degree is composed of sixteen 3 credit courses (48 credit) program. The first thirteen courses (39 credits) are assigned to the following domains; Inquiry Systems and Models (6 credits), Integrated Business Curriculum (18 credits), Area of Study s (9 credits) and Teaching and Consultative Professional Practice (6 Credits) The remaining three 3 credit course (9 credits) address the include Scholar-Practitioner Field Project.

The degree’s option is to enroll in one 3-credit course in consecutive 8-week terms completing the 13-academic course in 32 months. The final three 3 credit courses (Courses DBA 910, 920 and 930 can be completed using the 8-week course format. However, for student’s requiring addition time to complete these courses, students can petition the dean for 2 additional 8-week course extensions. If the three 8-week terms are granted and at the end of the third extension the student has not passed the course, the student will be referred to the dean to determine their continuance in the program.

  • DBA students must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good standing at TESU to be certified for graduation.
  • All program requirements must be successfully completed, including the final Scholar-Practitioner Field Project.

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