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Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration Degree (DBA) is an online doctorate degree program with Areas of Study in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Management. The degree enables business and management-oriented professionals; industry executives, business managers, military leaders, higher education administrators, and consultants to advance their careers.

Discover how the Doctor of Business Administration Degree (DBA) can enable you to Lead, Achieve, and Transform your career and organizations.

Program Highlights:

  • Personalized Instructional Delivery: Cohort-based, adult-centric, and seminar-oriented within a fully distance learning environment working with course mentors.
  • Concierge Student Engagement and Service Model: The school’s Concierge Student Engagement and Service model provides responsive and comprehensive academic and operational support throughout the doctoral program.
  • Unique Curriculum Design: Scholar-practitioner, interdisciplinary curriculum composed of five Content Domains:
    1. Inquiry Systems and Models: Critical Thought and Action
    2. Integrated Business and Management Curriculum
    3. Areas of Study
    4. Teaching and Consultative Professional Practice/Research Methods Course
    5. Scholar-Practitioner Field Project
  • Scholar-Practitioner Field Project: This culminating degree experience is a mentor-guided academic and professionally focused field research experience applying course learning to your industry or field of interest. This project can result in a publication or conference presentation.
  • Two Area of Study Courses: Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Management.
  • New Cohort Orientation, Research Symposium, and Social Networking Event: On-site and Virtual: Incoming cohort members participate in a comprehensive orientation introducing students to key dimensions of the university and school of business and management, including, but not limited to; degree program, mentoring, performance expectations, and offer best practices associated with time-management, critical thinking, academic writing, and research. The event includes DBA and Ed.D. degree current students, alumni, mentors, and staff.
  • 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.
  • Early Access to First Course - DBA-8000: Preliminary view and early navigation of Moodle (Learning Management System). DBA students have advanced access to courses enabling them to review syllabi, 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 are provided with Moodle Learning Management System essentials including navigation, calendar, student dashboard, research EBSCO, and ProQuest host resources. Also, the New Jersey State Library representatives will meet with students reviewing links, catalog searches and tools, research references, within the NJSL website.
  • Access to Doctoral Scholar-Practitioner Community of Practice Platform: Exclusive to School of Business and Management students the platform provides academic and professional learning opportunities. The Doctoral Community of Practice Platform repository provides access to innumerable resources and tools to deliver quality business and management education that is industry relevant and career enabling.
  • Dean’s Seminar Series: The Dean and staff delivery focused seminars throughout the academic year. Several seminar series include Dean’s Research Seminar, Academic Writing Seminar, Scholar-Practitioner Field Project, Adjunct Teaching Seminar, Publishing and Presenting Seminar, Accepted Student Seminar Series, and New Student Cohort Seminar.

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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

All courses are asynchronous with occasional synchronous class meetings.

Transfer Credits:

Up to 6 doctoral level credits


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