Doctor of Business Administration

Prepare for a teaching career at the college or university level, a leadership position in academia, or advancement as a business executive or consultant. Attaining the highest-level of academic excellence, the Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree through Saint Leo’s Donald R. Tapia School of Business, is an achievement of consequence.

The D.B.A. is an advanced degree program that can provide you with the research, critical analysis, and application skills that will enable you to make intellectual contributions to your chosen field of business study.

Developing a new generation of business leaders.

Saint Leo University is committed to fostering a new form of values-based leadership for the 21st century – one that is critical to creating vibrant and sustainable economies, organizations, and world communities.

Saint Leo’s D.B.A. program provides:

  • A world-class education that includes a broad academic background
  • Opportunities for entrepreneurial exploration
  • Real-world experiences that will benefit you in an ever-more complex society driven by technological change, diverse cultures, and intense economic competition.

Delivery format combines flexibility, convenience, and academic excellence.

Designed with the needs of today’s highly mobile professionals in mind, the Doctor of Business Administration degree program is a unique blend of online and classroom learning designed to fit your busy life.

The format includes three separate one-week seminars at University Campus during the intersession break. All other courses are eight-week modules taken one at a time and delivered through our nationally acclaimed online platform.

The coursework and dissertation will generally take three to four years to complete, depending upon the student, though students are permitted to take a maximum of seven years.

D.B.A. program emphasizes:

  • Strong research skills and the ability to use critical thinking
  • Ability to identify and synthesize global implications of research
  • Ability to think critically about interrelated activities that occur in functional areas of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, project management, and statistics
  • Preparation for teaching careers
  • Excellence in consulting practices
  • An original and intellectual contribution to the field of management and/or business
  • Integration of Saint Leo’s core values into the dissertation process

In the business world and life, values matter.

The Donald R. Tapia School of Business provides a values-centered education that develops tomorrow’s business leaders with exceptional skills and the ability to take ethical and effective action. We emphasize the core Benedictine values of community, respect for all, and responsible stewardship, along with the values of excellence, personal development, and integrity.

Why choose Saint Leo University?

  • Well-designed program teaches competencies needed to advance your career
  • Convenient, innovative instruction
  • Respected by employers
  • High-quality, values-based education competitively priced
  • Caring faculty with practical experience
  • Personal attention – start to finish

Some of the courses you will take

The D.B.A. program offers an exceptional curriculum with solid course requirements that provide essential business knowledge. For example, you will study at an advanced level the significance of values and ethics as they relate to global leadership, human behavior in organizations, business innovation and entrepreneurship, analytics for decision making, human resources in multinational organizations, and strategic management.

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