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Business Administration, DBA *

In your company and industry, you take every opportunity to help develop a better and brighter future for yourself and those around you. Now you’re thinking about sharing those hard-earned skills in a higher education setting. If you feel like you hit a career ceiling with only an MBA, academia has a next-step solution to help you pursue advancement in the business community and university-level education.

The Doctor of Business Education (DBA) degree program from Keiser University is steeped in both theory and applied research to offer the tools you need to make a meaningful impact on the field of business administration as well as for your future students.

Accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

At a Glance

60 Credit Hours

20 Courses

24 - 42 Months*

8 Week Terms

Up to 18 credits of transfer credit

Career opportunities in higher education, business leadership, and more.

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Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

DBA Degree Overview

Keiser’s Doctor of Business Administration Degree allows experienced business professionals and future academics to dive into the deeper waters of the field of business administration. Doctoral students will explore theory and applied research methods in local and global environments to gain the skills needed to dynamically improve the organizations and communities they serve. This terminal degree program promotes advanced decision-making and leadership skills, lifelong learning, ethical and informed decision-making, effective communication, sustainability, and the use of information technologies in the global business management environment. Doctoral students will specialize in Marketing, Management, or Global Business.

Program Mission

The Doctor of Business Administration Degree is designed to provide experienced business professionals and future members of academia with the skills to apply business theories, methods, and research to improve the organizations and communities they serve. The program emphasizes the development of new knowledge through both theory and applied research. The Doctor of Business Administration degree program promotes advanced decision-making and leadership skills,  along with enhancing ethical decision-making skills.

Student First Philosophy

Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to excel in their careers and their lives—whether that is in this business administration doctoral program or one of dozens of other graduate degrees. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer several learning options, including both on-campus and online delivery formats.

Through our Florida DBA program, we help doctoral students prepare to achieve career goals with advanced decision-making and leadership skills, lifelong learning, ethical and informed decision-making, effective communication, sustainability, and the use of information systems and technologies in the international business environment.

Begin with the End in Mind

Advance your business administrative expertise and pursue education-oriented careers with this DBA Florida-based program. Keiser’s Doctor of Business Administration is a research-based program designed to help equip doctoral students with research skills to contribute to the field of business administration academics.

What Can You Expect to Learn

Keiser University’s Doctor of Business Administration degree program gives students the tools to contribute to the business profession and the business educational profession through independent learning, scholarship, and research. Upon completion of the program, doctoral students will be able to:

  • Apply effective management theories and literature as it applies to practice
  • Synthesize strategic management theories and literature as it applies to practice
  • Formulate and evaluate ethical business decisions
  • Maximize the opportunities and challenges in the global business environment
  • Contribute to the body of knowledge as part of the research community for application in the global business environment
  • Pursue careers as university researchers and teachers or for senior positions in business or government
  • Communicate clearly in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and sharing ideas and information in documents, presentations, and publications

Program Objectives

Apply and evaluate effective business theories to improve the organization through the use of literature as it applies to practice.

  • Formulate and evaluate ethical business decisions using theory and literature
  • Contribute to the body of knowledge as part of the research community by applying appropriate business theories and research methods
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents, presentations, and publications
  • Contribute to the body of knowledge as part of the research community by demonstrating advanced knowledge and skills based on the student’s concentration

Program Prerequisites

  • Relevant master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited institution.

Note: Applicants for the Keiser business school’s DBA degree program who have not successfully completed 6 undergraduate credits or 3 graduate credits with at least a “B” in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, and statistics will be able to take the pre-requisite courses before starting this DBA degree. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will also be able to take the prerequisite courses before starting their program.

Program Outline

To receive a Doctor of Business Administration degree, students must earn 60 graduate semester credit hours—21 core credit hours, 12 credit hours in research, 15 credit hours in a specialization, 2 residencies, and 12 credit hours in the dissertation. Curriculum coursework includes:

  • Core Coursework
    Foundations in Business Research Writing 3.0 credit hours
    Management and Leadership Approaches 3.0 credit hours
    Global Business 3.0 credit hours
    The Global Economy 3.0 credit hours
    Financial Theory and Policy 3.0 credit hours
    Marketing Management 3.0 credit hours
    Strategic Decision Making for Managers 3.0 credit hours
    Research Coursework
    Methods and Analysis of Quantitative Research 3.0 credit hours
    Methods and Analysis of Qualitative Research 3.0 credit hours
    Mixed Methods 3.0 credit hours
    Business Research and Publication 3.0 credit hours
    Marketing Specialization Coursework
    Emerging Issues in Marketing 3.0 credit hours
    Seminar in Global Marketing 3.0 credit hours
    Seminar in Marketing Models and Theory 3.0 credit hours
    Consumer Behavior Theory and Practice 3.0 credit hours
    Strategic Service Marketing 3.0 credit hours
    Global Management Specialization Coursework
    Micro Organizational Behavior 3.0 credit hours
    Macro Organizational Behavior 3.0 credit hours
    Decision Making and Risk Analysis 3.0 credit hours
    Organizational Design and Development 3.0 credit hours
    Emerging Management Theories 3.0 credit hours
    Global Business Specialization Coursework
    Cross Cultural Management & Negotiations 3.0 credit hours
    Global Finance Management 3.0 credit hours
    Global Strategic Management 3.0 credit hours
    Global Supply Chain Management 3.0 credit hours
    Advanced Topics in Global Management 3.0 credit hours
    Dissertation Courses
    Dissertation 12 credit hours (6 courses at 2 credits each)


    Note: Doctoral students must complete two residencies: one in the first year of the program and the second prior to dissertation.

    • Doctoral Residency One
    • Doctoral Residency Two

Career Pathways in Business

Upon graduation from our Florida Doctor of Business Administration program, you will have earned a Doctor of Business Administration as well as gained the abilities you need to:

  • Apply effective management strategies in principle and practice
  • Evaluate ethical business decisions
  • Communicate clearly in documents, presentations, and publications
  • And more!

Through Keiser’s DBA degree program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of business administration, management, and leadership as well as the skills and credential needed to pursue career opportunities for:

  • Business leadership
  • University or corporate business leadership
  • Business consultation
  • Business operations
  • Strategic business planning
  • HR management
  • Professor and university faculty
  • And more!

Program Outcomes

* ACBSP Accredited.

Start Your Doctor of Business Administration Program Now!

If you’ve been looking for your higher-ed next step, such as a doctorate or PhD in Business Administration, Keiser University has you covered. Our doctoral program in business administration offers three specializations to customize your degree to your education goals. Learn more about our Doctor of Business Administration today by Requesting More Info now!

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"My experience at Keiser University was so incredible. I met wonderful staff and faculty who stretched me and made sure that I became the real version of who I was meant to be. The philosophies that I learned at Keiser University will help shape how I approach my new career assisting businesses become more efficient."

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"It was easy to transition from the military to Keiser University because the structure was similar – with one-on-one learning and everything was hands on. I graduated from Keiser with my asssociates degree in Business Administration, followed by a bachelors degree in Business Administration Management. I’m currently pursing my MBA at Keiser and plan to be a three time graduate of Keiser University!"

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Keiser Benefits

We understand that today’s students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.

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Flexibility and Convenience

When you enroll in Keiser University’s programs, you can pursue your educational goals anytime and anywhere you have internet access.
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One Class at a Time

You have the option of taking just one or two classes at a time, allowing you to concentrate on learning while balancing your education with work, family and other responsibilities. With our “students first” focus and small classes, you’ll receive personal attention from your instructors.
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Experienced Faculty

Keiser University’s dedicated, accomplished faculty members are committed to your success. All faculty are prepared and are actively engaged in the fields they teach. You’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and real-world experience.
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Dedicated Financial Aid Support

We are here to help guide YOU through the financial aid process to determine what type of aid you may qualify to receive to support your educational endeavors.

Accreditation

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Questions about the accreditation of Keiser University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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