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.
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
Saint Leo’s D.B.A. program provides:
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
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.
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.
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.