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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 and Human Resource Management. Designed to enable business students and professionals to advance their careers as executive leaders, educators and consultants.

Discover how a DBA from Thomas Edison State University can take your career to the next level.

Program Highlights:

  • Low-cost Educational Resources: A portfolio of academic and applied course resources organized using a high-quality cost-effective blend of e-books, articles and Open Educational Resources.
  • Unique Curriculum Design: Scholar-practitioner, interdisciplinary curriculum comprised of five unique Content Domains including: Critical Thought and Action, Integrated Topics in Business and Management, Area of Study, Teaching and Consultative Professional Practice and Scholar-Practitioner Field Project. Learn from executives who are in the field today.
  • Scholar-Practitioner Field Project: The degree culminates in a student selected, mentor-guided applied field project where you can apply what you have learned in your coursework to your industry or field of interest. This project will result in a publication or conference presentation.
  • Personalized Instructional Delivery: While our adult-centric and seminar-oriented cohort design is within a fully distance learning environment, you will have access to one-on-one mentorship from University leadership.
  • Choose from Three Specialization Areas: Organizational Leadership, Human Resource Management and General Management
  • Support Every Step of the Way: We partner with the degree program student throughout their doctoral experience, delivering highly responsive and focused attention, service and guidance.
  • New Cohort Orientation On-site and Virtual: A doctoral-level study business introduction. The orientation provides an engaging and informative session addressing key components of doctoral studies. Key faculty provides a theoretical framework of best practices on the approach to DBA course content including; vital doctoral expectations, time-management skills, critical thinking, academic writing and research.
  • Early Access to First DBA 8000 Course: Preliminary view and early navigation of Moodle (Learning Management System). DBA students have a head start inspection of the DBA course structure. Students are able to examine syllabus, modules, grading rubrics, discussion forums, mentor/faculty office hours and course resources.
  • NJ State Library Cards for DBA Cohort: Complimentary cohort processing and dispersal of library barcodes/cards for exclusive collections and access to electronic resources.
  • Customized Moodle Navigation and NJ State Library Webinar: Student Success central focus walk-thru of course room essentials. navigation, calendar, student dashboard, research EBSCO and ProQuest host resources. New Jersey State Library representatives review links, catalog searches and tools, research references, within the NJSL website.
  • Access to DBA Scholar-Practitioner Community of Practice Platform: Exclusive to DBA students the platform provides academic and professional learning opportunities. The DBA repository provides access to innumerable resources and tools to deliver quality business and management education that is industry relevant and career enabling.
  • Academic Writing and Qualitative Research Series: Live and recorded seminars on transitioning from technical business writing to academic writing which is applicable and useful for the Scholar-Practitioner field project. Qualitative Research seminars cover the usage of case study methodology approach to the core strategies of qualitative inquiry.

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About the DBA Program



Estimated Cost of Degree:


Based on:

  • $50 application fee
  • $932 per credit
  • $298 graduation audit fee

Excludes books or other fees
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Entirely Online

With access to one-on-one mentoring from University leadership

Transfer Credits:

Up to 6 doctoral level credits


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