Doctorate of Business Administration in Global Business and Leadership


Have a passion for business and a desire to work alongside business professionals around the world?


California Intercontinental University’s online Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in Global Business and Leadership program provides individuals with the skills they need to pursue new career opportunities in business administration and leadership on a regional, national, or global scale. Our graduates are equipped with the skills and education needed to pursue new career opportunities in a variety of industries. Ready to begin the journey to your dream career? Start here!



What can I do with a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in Global Business and Leadership degree?


CIU’s online DBA in Global Business and Leadership program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in business leadership or management, entrepreneurship, and more. Courses are intended to help transform mature learners into leaders through the ability to analyze and interpret data, think strategically, and communicate effectively in person and via digital communication platforms. The program is ideal for individuals seeking careers in:

  • Business management

  • Venture analysis

  • Business relations management

  • Business development consulting

  • Business broker/owner

  • Business banker

Students pursuing this specialization will focus on a variety of topics related to business administration and leadership, including: 

  • New venture research and creation

  • International entrepreneurship

  • Strategic and business entrepreneurship 

  • Economic principles of entrepreneurship

Individuals with the inclination and aspiration for leadership and new business ventures who are ready for a business management and consulting career will also receive more credibility and recognition from the marketplace with a DBA degree.

Online DBA Program Admission Requirements


  1. Masters or Bachelors Degree

  2. Curriculum Vitae / Professional Resume

  3. Application for Admission

Online DBA Program Course Schedule


Course NumberCourse NameCredits
Semester 1  
GRC 600Doctoral Academic Study and Writing3
GRC 605Business Research Methodology and Quantitative Statistics3
ECO 615Global Economy3
Semester 2  
MGT 616Organizational Change and Development in Management Systems3
MGT 626Managing Innovation Integrating Technology3
MKT 645Marketing Research in Consumer Behavior3
Semester 3  
FIN 605Global Business Finance3
MKT 640E-Commerce Models and Applications3
MGT 635Merger and Acquisition: Due Diligence Report3
Semester 4  
MGT 645Strategic Management: A Global Approach3
MGT 610Mastering Leadership: Theories and Concepts3
MGT 618International Business3
Semester 5  
MGT 620Risk Management3
DBA-CCAComprehensive Competency Assessment0
MGT 630Business Logistics3
MGT 650Project Management3
Semester 6  
GRC 641Dissertation Introduction3
GRC 642Dissertation Literature Review3
GRC 643Dissertation Methodology3
Semester 7  
GRC 644Dissertation Results and Findings3
 Dissertation Conclusions and Recommendations 
GRC 645Dissertation Presentation and Oral Defense3
 Total Credits60

Know exactly how much your program will cost without having to worry about the extra cost of buying books.  Our simple, affordable tuition is all-inclusive.

Doctorate Degree Tuition Per Credit$495
Total Cost Per Course Including E-Books$1,580
Total Program Cost$31,960