Doctorate of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship & Business Management

Want to start your own business but aren’t sure where to start? Dream of a career that allows you to utilize your entrepreneurial spirit? Start with a degree program for business entrepreneurs.

California Intercontinental University’s online DBA programs are accredited, affordable, and flexible, providing you with the opportunity and the means to gain the resources and skills you need to create the career of your dreams. Our DBA in Entrepreneurship and Business Management program can equip you with the skills you need to successfully run your own business.

Dream of a career that allows you to utilize your entrepreneurial spirit?

The Doctorate of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Business Management (DBA-EBM) program is designed to help students perform applied research and transforms mature learners into leaders. While focusing on advanced decision-making skills and techniques, doctorate candidates also hone the research and writing skills that are required for the high-level of responsibility in academic and business environments. It enables students to improve their analytical ability, strategic thinking, process implementation, beyond industry applications.

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Admission Requirements

1) Masters Degree

2) Curriculum Vitae / Professional Resume

3) Application for Admission

Career Outcomes:

Possible career avenues with a Doctorate of Business Administration from CIU!



Startup Manager


Technology Entrepreneur

Business Owner


Business Development Consultant

What can I expect from CIU’s online Doctorate of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Business Management?

The program prepares students for careers in the fields of business management, venture analysis, business relations management, business development consulting, business broker/owner, and business banker. Students pursuing this specialization will focus on new venture creation, international entrepreneurship, strategic and business entrepreneurship and economic principles of entrepreneurship. Individuals with inclination and aspiration for leadership and new business ventures and are ready for a business management and consulting career will receive more credibility and recognition from the market place.

Entrepreneurship & Business Management Course Topics Include:

Global Economy

Small Business Management

E-Commerce Models & Platforms

Strategic Entrepreneurship

Online Entrepreneurship & Business Management (DBA-EBM) Course Curriculum:

The Doctorate of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Business Management degree requires completion of 60 semester credits of coursework which includes 30 credits of Business Core courses, 15 credits of Entrepreneurship and Business Management Specialization courses, a Comprehensive Competency Assessment, and 15 credits of Dissertation courses.

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1. Business Core Courses: 30 Credits/10 Courses

A. Economics

  • ECO 615 – Global Economy

B. Finance

  • FIN 605 – Global Business Finance

C. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 600 – Doctoral Academic Study and Writing
  • GRC 605 – Business Research Methodology and Quantitative Statistics

D. Management

  • MGT 616 – Organizational Change and Development in Management System
  • MGT 610 – Mastering Leadership: Theories and Concepts
  • MGT 618 – International Business
  • MGT 662 – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

E. Marketing

  • MKT 640 – E-Commerce Models and Applications
  • MKT 645 – Marketing Research in Consumer Behavior

2. Entrepreneurship and Business Management Specialization Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

  • MGT 645 – Strategic Management: A Global Approach
  • MGT 655 – Financial Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • MGT 657 – Case Studies in Global Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 660 – Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 665 – Exploring Entrepreneurship and Economics

3. Comprehensive Competency Assessment: 0 Credits/1 Course

  • Comprehensive Competency Assessment

4. Doctorate Dissertation Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

A. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 641 – Chapter 1 Dissertation Introduction
  • GRC 642 – Chapter 2 Dissertation Literature Review
  • GRC 643 – Chapter 3 Dissertation Methodology
  • GRC 644 – Chapter 4 Dissertation Results and Findings
  • GRC 645 – Chapter 5 Dissertation Conclusions and
    Recommendations/Dissertation Presentation and Oral Defense

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