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The University of Phoenix Doctor of Business Administration degree program is designed for learners interested in becoming business leaders and managers. Learn more about the University of Phoenix Doctor of Business Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix®

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Learners interested in applying to the University of Phoenix Doctor of Business Administration program should already hold a graduate degree in business, management, or administration. They must have a minimum 3 years of professional experience, current access to a work environment and current or a record of past employment in a leadership position.

Program Description:

The University of Phoenix Doctor of Business Administration program may include instruction in organizational behavior, marketing, research methods, and leadership strategies. The program includes a research component, giving learners the opportunity to complete original research and write a dissertation. Learners can begin developing their dissertation during a 3-day residency and continue working on it throughout the program.


University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association ( The Doctor of Business Administration program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (

Learning Format:

Online, plus brief residencies in select cities throughout the duration of the program. Please contact a University Enrollment Advisor for details.

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

62 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • COM 705: Communication Strategies (1 credit)
  • SEM 700R: Doctoral Program Orientation Seminar (0 credits)
  • LDR 711A: Leadership Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • PHL 700R: Creative and Critical Thinking (3 credits)
  • FIN 711: Financial Measures of Value Added (3 credits)
  • ORG 711: 21st Century Issues in Organizational Behavior I (3 credits)
  • MGT 711: Strategic Opportunities in an Internet-based Global Economy (3 credits)
  • MKT 711: Marketing and Managing the Customer Relationship (3 credits)
  • RES 711: Fundamental Principles of Sound Research (3 credits)
  • RES 722A: Research Design (3 credits)
  • RES 723: Advanced Statistical Research Methods and Design (3 credits)
  • RES 724: Qualitative Methods and Design (3 credits)
  • LDR 721: Ethical Leadership and the Legal Landscape (3 credits)
  • BUS 721: Issues in Optimizing Operations (3 credits)
  • MGT 721: Managing the Risks in a Global Environment (3 credits)
  • ORG 721: 21st Century Issues in Organizational Behavior II (3 credits)
  • PHL 700R: Creative and Critical Thinking (3 credits)
  • DOC 721R: Doctoral Seminar I (2 credits)
  • DOC 731R: Collaborative Case Study (3 credits)
  • DOC 732R: Doctoral Seminar III (2 credits)
  • DOC 740R: Annual Renewal Residency (0 credits)
  • LDR 731: Contemporary Issues in Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUS 731: Transforming the Business I (3 credits)
  • BUS 732: Transforming the Business II (3 credits)
  • RES 725: Descriptive and Comparative Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • RES 726: Correlational Methods of Analysis (3 credits)
  • RES 727: Approaches to Phenomenological Inquiry and Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • RES 728: Qualitative Case Study (3 credits)
  • RES 729: Ethnomethodological Analyses and the Study of Culture (3 credits)
  • RES 745: Grounded Theory Methods (3 credits)
  • RES 746: Mixed Methods (3 credits)
  • DOC 722: Doctoral Seminar II (3 credits)
  • DOC 733: Doctoral Dissertation (3 credits)
  • DOC 734: Doctoral Project IV (3 credits)