Doctorate of Business Administration

Pursue the career you want, when you want, where you want with CIU’s online DBA program.


California Intercontinental University’s online Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program offers the flexibility you desire to pursue your career goals with an advanced degree that can help you advance in your current career or create new career opportunities. Our graduates have used their knowledge and education to further their careers, joined Fortune 500 companies, and successfully created their own businesses. What will you do with an advanced business degree that allows you to create your own career path?


Who is CIU’s online Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program for?


CIU’s DBA program is idea for business executives, professors, entrepreneurs, consultants, and others seeking to increase their professional skill set and knowledge of business principles. Upon graduating from CIU with a DBA, individuals may be qualified to pursue executive positions and to manage large teams in the workplace, to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities to create their own businesses, or to work in an academic capacity as professors. 

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 Number Course Name Credits
Semester 1    
GRC 600 Doctoral Academic Study and Writing 3
GRC 605 Business Research Methodology and Quantitative Statistics 3
ECO 615 Global Economy 3
Semester 2    
MGT 616 Organizational Change and Development in Management Systems 3
MGT 626 Managing Innovation Integrating Technology 3
MKT 645 Marketing Research in Consumer Behavior 3
Semester 3    
FIN 605 Global Business Finance 3
MKT 640 E-Commerce Models and Applications 3
MGT 635 Merger and Acquisition: Due Diligence Report 3
Semester 4    
MGT 645 Strategic Management: A Global Approach 3
Elective 1 Choose from the list of specialization courses 3
Elective 2 Choose from the list of specialization courses 3
Semester 5    
Elective 3 Choose from the list of specialization courses 3
DBA-CCA Comprehensive Competency Assessment 0
Elective 4 Choose from the list of specialization courses 3
Elective 5 Choose from the list of specialization courses 3
Semester 6    
GRC 641 Dissertation Introduction 3
GRC 642 Dissertation Literature Review 3
GRC 643 Dissertation Methodology 3
Semester 7    
GRC 644 Dissertation Results and Findings 3
  Dissertation Conclusions and Recommendations  
GRC 645 Dissertation Presentation and Oral Defense 3
  Total Credits 60

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Description Fee
Doctorate Degree Tuition Per Credit $495
Total Cost Per Course Including E-Books $1,580
Total Program Cost $32,675


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