Walden University

Doctor of Business Administration - Leadership

Walden University's Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) program with a specialization in Leadership explores leadership principles and practices. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) with a specialization in Leadership

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Description:

Walden University's Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) program with a specialization in Leadership is designed for current business professionals who want to study leadership principles and practices. The program includes general courses in business, business strategy, and research methods as well as specialization courses in sustainability, change management, and multicultural management. Before completing the program, students will have the opportunity to participate in face-to-face residencies, a doctoral study project, and cutting-edge research.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

Learning Format:


Estimated Program Length:

Time to completion for this program varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisors.

Total Credits Required:

60 semester credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, veteran benefits, and other opportunities.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) with a Specialization in Leadership:

Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Course

Course TitleCredits
Foundations for Doctoral Business Administration Studies 3

Core Business Courses

Course TitleCredits
Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3
Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3
Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3
Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment - Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3
Leadership: Building Sustainable Organizations 3

Business Strategy Course

Course TitleCredits
Business Strategy and Innovation 3

Research Methods Courses

Course TitleCredits
Applied Research Methods - Qualitative and Quantitative 3
Quantitative Decision-Making in Professional Practice 3

Specialization Courses

Course TitleCredits
Seminar in Change Management 3
Seminar in Sustainability 3
Seminar in Multicultural Management 3

Doctoral Studies Courses

Course TitleCredits
Writing the Doctoral Study Prospectus 4
Doctoral Study Mentoring 0
Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Students completing Walden University's Doctor of Business Administration - Leadership program will have the opportunity to develop advanced leadership skills. These skills can be used to effectively lead teams and manage change in organizations.

Careers that program graduates may seek include:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Management/Leadership Consultant

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