About OU's Doctor of Business Administration
Ottawa University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program is an application-based doctoral program that combines a rigorous approach to scholarship with a focus on discovering compelling problems based in real-world practice. Through a combined framework of empirical exploration in the realm of strategy and evidence-based decision making, students learn the “science of business” and develop successful data driven strategies and solutions that can be applied to their respective organizations.
The Doctor of Business Administration degree was designed for those seeking to advance their careers in management, strategic and executive leadership, and consulting. The delivery for the 56 credit-hour degree coursework will include six, two-day, on-campus residencies each year of enrollment. Students will be able to continue their current employment while working on their doctorate. Graduates of this program will be expected to be at the forefront of strategic evidence-based management, an increasingly important skill for knowledge generation, and executives and scholar-practitioners expected to make significant contributions in business, leadership and the advancement of management practice and science.
Courses and Curriculum
The core curriculum of OU's DBA features current business and economic research. It emphasizes knowledge-based competitive strategy, communication skills, organizational development, and direct application to your current and future career goals. Coursework includes:
- Strategic Human Capital Management
- Informed Decision Making
- Financial Value Generation Strategy
- Knowledge-Based Competitive Strategy
- Strategic Implementation Methodologies
- 21st Century Strategy
With working professionals in mind, the 56 credit-hour doctoral degree program can be primarily online. Like all of the graduate programs offered by OU, the DBA is fast-tracked with flexible eight-week terms - six terms per year - allowing you to take courses at your pace and with the ability to take more than one course per term.
For curriculum and course descriptions, please download the DBA program overview.
Program Format and Pricing
The DBA is designed to be completed with consecutive enrollment throughout the 3-year program, which consists of 9 semesters. Courses are offered every 8-weeks with 6 terms per year.
- Price per Semester $4,887.00
Semesters are considered fall, spring and summer.
Program related fees are included in the overall cost. This includes the technology fee, graduation fee, and meals provided during the on-campus weekends (i.e. Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, Sunday brunch).
Other expenses not included in pricing:
Price will vary based on course.
Weekend intensive is required each term; transportation, hotel, meals (most are included; many hotels offer breakfast options)
Why Choose Ottawa?
The courses in Ottawa University’s DBA program are primarily online and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. We offer courses in accelerated 8-week terms. Career advancement awaits with a Doctor of Business Administration degree. Are you ready?
To learn more about our online DBA program, contact us today via email or call 785-248-2379!
Beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year, the ASSB will begin offering the Doctor of Business Administration degree. The following note is included with respect to this degree program: *This program is not yet accredited by ACBSP, as a new business program, it cannot be considered for ACBSP accreditation until the programs has been in place for at least two years and has graduates.