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Position Yourself for Possible Business Leadership With a DBA From GCU

Potentially set yourself apart from other business professionals and be empowered to pursue higher-level positions.

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Grand Canyon University

GCU is a private Christian university. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. Our experienced faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach your goals.

Competitive, affordable tuition rate so that furthering education is within reach for all1

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Pursue a Doctorate in Business Administration at GCU

Are you a business professional wanting to position yourself to potentially take your career to the next level? Do you envision yourself working at the executive level, or even running your own business? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be ready to achieve the highest level of education with a Doctor of Business Administration. Enjoy the collaborative community, specialized knowledge and satisfaction of pursuing your terminal degree while potentially opening the door for greater opportunities.

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Why Earn Your DBA at GCU?

GCU's College of Doctoral Studies seeks to engage learners in the process of becoming scholar-practitioners by deliberately invoking design principles that create scaffold, embedded curriculum grounded in adult learning theory. The College of Doctoral Studies provides structured, integrative, learning-centered doctoral programs which encourage reflective thinking from learners and collaborative interactions among learners and faculty.

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Grand Canyon University's online programs offer flexibility, providing a quality education to help you navigate today's complex world.

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DBA in Data Analytics
Qualitative or Quantitative Research

This degree program focuses on data analytics. Courses offered cover a wide range of topics, including economics and financial management. Learners achieve a solid understanding of numerical data—how to interpret it and how to apply it to their field.

DBA in Management
Qualitative or Quantitative Research

A management degree program explores theories and frameworks that drive financial decision-making; management theories and their application to supporting organizational stability in a global economy; and relationships between organizational designs and organizational structures. It also covers legal aspects of business management, microeconomic principles and how to apply those principles to solving business problems.

Qualitative or Quantitative Research

DBA in Marketing
Qualitative or Quantitative Research

A DBA in marketing gives graduates the in-depth knowledge they need to position themselves to potentially pursue high-level jobs in the business and marketing field. Learners explore consumer behaviors and analyze events using data or insights.

Doctor of Business Administration Focuses

Various DBA programs exist, each with a different focus. All are designed to fit the needs of learners in their respective fields and help them reach their goals as students and professionals.

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"I was really happy I chose to earn my degree from GCU, and what I really liked about the College of Doctoral Studies was that I felt like it was geared toward professionals, not just the traditional college-aged student."

Keziah Tinkle-Williams
Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology

DBA and Your Career

DBA graduates can acquire skills that can help them position themselves to potentially boost their career trajectory. Since DBA programs usually require learners to conduct practical research, DBA graduates have strong portfolios that may be able to help them when searching for new jobs or opportunities. They can show tangible results of their work.

In addition, they have the opportunity to be well versed in current business practice and theory. This means they can bring numerous ideas and innovations to companies and businesses looking to reconsider and modernize their business plans.

What to Expect in a DBA

DBA students combine research and theory with practical experience. The research they do may have an immediate impact on their work or businesses. A DBA is a research degree, so course material will revolve around preparing learners to write a dissertation. Researching, writing and revising are essential to successful program completion. The dissertations written at the end of a DBA program focus on solutions to complex organizational problems. Usually, DBA students conduct research that is immediately applicable to their line of work; however, some conduct research in fields they would like to move into.

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DBA in Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship

This DBA program can prepare students to transform an existing organization’s culture into one that is poised and positioned to seize new market opportunities, as well as to create a company-wide culture of innovation, which graduates can leverage to lead organizations in dynamic business environments.

Potentially set yourself apart from other business professionals and be empowered to pursue higher-level positions.

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Online Business Degrees at Grand Canyon University

Our online courses offer a curriculum developed so that you receive an education to help you position yourself for possible career advancement. Backed by the legacy of our traditional campus, GCU is an accredited university with dynamic academic programs, informed by industry and student learning outcomes.

As an online student at GCU, you can expect:

  • Affordable GCU online tuition
  • A quality online education
  • Connection through interactive courses
  • Flexibility and variety in online course options
  • Online learning resources and tools
  • Online tutoring and support
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1 Based on the 2021-22 academic year, GCU’s private Christian tuition is 47% more affordable than the average out-of-state tuition of Arizona’s three state universities.

2 Includes students who have participated in an online class in August or September 2022 and does not include students in a cohort program.

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Elevate Your Expertise With Online Advanced Graduate Certificates

GCU's advanced graduate certificates provide targeted knowledge in specific fields. These shorter programs can be completed faster than a traditional degree, with flexible online options and industry-focused courses. Whether updating skills or exploring a new specialty, GCU has the right program for you while balancing personal and professional responsibilities.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in 
Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship

This certificate provides instruction that focuses on innovation, optimizing organizational structures, and prototyping an innovation, product or process.

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Advanced Graduate Certificate in 

Developed for existing managers and executives, you will be taught skills in strategic planning and change management, navigating complex ethical situations and managing aspects of leading global and diverse workforces.


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Advanced Graduate Certificate in 
Performance Psychology

Designed for professionals in psychology, counseling, coaching, business, and related fields, offering advanced instruction in psychology theories and concepts to enhance human performance.


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