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DBA - Data Analytics

Professionals who wish to expand their analytical and business skills for possible career enhancement or advancement might benefit from the curriculum offered by Grand Canyon University's Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an emphasis in Data Analytics program. Get more information about this online doctorate here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Data Analytics

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Those who wish to enter this DBA program might be working professionals in the business field. They might hold an MBA or similar master's degree before enrolling. Applicants to Grand Canyon University's doctoral degree programs should already have a master's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Those enrolled in the Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Data Analytics program at Grand Canyon University have the opportunity to study advanced topics in business leadership, business economics, research, and data modeling solutions. Coursework might cover such topics as data mining, organizational uses of business analytics, prescriptive and predictive modeling techniques, and enterprise data assessment and implementation. A two-part in-person residency is intended to prepare students for the dissertation process by addressing hypothesis testing, research development, and the use of analysis software and also gives them an opportunity to present their own work and review the works of others. All DBA students must also complete the research, presentation, editing, and publication of a dissertation.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Data Analytics:

To successfully complete this doctoral degree program, students must complete 12 required courses, an introductory course for graduate studies, two in-person residencies, and a dissertation process. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (60 credits)

  • Introduction to Advanced Graduate Studies and Scholarship
  • Emerging Issues in Financial Management
  • Using Business Analytics for Competitive Advantage
  • Analytic Foundations for Business Leaders
  • Foundations for Research
  • Residency: Dissertation
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Analysis of Existing Research
  • Economics for Business Decisions
  • The Sustainable Future
  • Approaches to Research Design and Data Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Residency: Presentation of Progress or Results
  • Prescriptive Modeling for Business Decisions
  • Enterprise Data Complexity
  • Formalizing the Research Prospectus
  • Developing the Research Proposal
  • Dissertation I
  • Dissertation II
  • Dissertation III

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Having taken classes designed to help them build strong analytical, problem solving, and research skills in areas of business data, planning, and decision making, graduates of the DBA - Data Analytics program could choose career paths in business, consulting, or academia. They might seek work in areas of business operations, management consulting, or in public and private two- or four-year colleges and universities.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Management analyst/consultant
  • Professor of business
  • Economist
  • Senior business analyst
  • Organizational development director

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