Saint Leo University

Doctor of Business Administration

The research-focused Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at Saint Leo University was developed for those who want to study advanced business leadership application as well as learn advanced business as research, teaching, and classroom management techniques. Read on to learn more about this online DBA program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration

School Offering Program:

Saint Leo University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students who wish to enroll in Saint Leo University's Doctor of Business Administration program must have 3 years of related verifiable work experience and submit a current resume and two professional recommendation letters. All applicants to Saint Leo University doctoral programs must have a master's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Saint Leo University's Doctor of Business Administration program is designed to equip students with the critical-thinking and analysis skills necessary to assess applied research and business management theories. The curriculum includes an introductory success lab that focuses on procedures and policies. Program participants could be able to explore the use of human resources in global organizations and increase their knowledge in the areas of human resource planning, benefits, and compensation. Depending on their career goals, students can choose either a teaching or consulting track. Those in the teaching track could take a management learning seminar and a teaching practicum that aim to present students with opportunities to learn to implement management teaching methods and prepare to engage in dissertation research. The consulting track also includes a practicum as well as a course on best practices in consulting. A dissertation seminar and defense are also required.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

57 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for the Doctor of Business Administration

Before the Doctor of Business Administration Online degree can be awarded, students must earn 57 credits. There are 18 courses that range from 0 to 12 credit hours. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Saint Leo University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (49 credits)

  • Doctor of Business Administration Orientation
  • Doctoral Success Lab: Resources, Processes and Support
  • A History of Applied Management Theory
  • Global Leadership and Ethics
  • Organizational Behavior and Social Responsibility
  • Global Perspectives in Human Resource
  • Research Methods-Qualitative
  • Research Methods-Quantitative Research Foundation
  • SPSS
  • Applied Research
  • Analytics For Decision Making
  • Strategic Management in Global Organizations
  • Doctoral Written Comprehensive Exam
  • Dissertation Seminar
  • Directed Research
  • Dissertation Oral Defense

Track Courses (6 credits

Students choose either the Teaching or Consulting Track:

  • Teaching Track:
    • DBA 755 - Management Learning Seminar
    • DBA 760 - Management Teaching Practicum
  • Consulting Track:
    • DBA 756 - Consulting Best Practices
    • DBA 761 - Consulting Practicum

Career Paths:

Once finished with the Doctor of Business Administration online program, graduates might be prepared to seek employment in the areas of business or business-related research. In addition to roles in academic leadership or consulting, they might be able to apply for teaching positions. Potential professional opportunities might include:

  • College professor
  • Financial manager
  • Economist
  • Consultant
  • Research analyst