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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.
Up to 18 credits of transfer credit
Career opportunities in higher education, business leadership, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and evaluate effective business theories to improve the organization through the use of literature as it applies to practice.
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.
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:
Graduate Division Courses
|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|
|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||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.
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:
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:
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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!
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.