Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)

Admission Requirements

The DBA has a competitive admissions process. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. The Office of Graduate Admissions, when conducting admission reviews, may request additional documentation to evaluate a candidate’s record before a final admissions decision can be made.

  1. Two entry points:
    • Fall – Application deadline April 30
      • Applicants to the Fall cohort who have submitted their application by April 30 have until July 1.
    • Spring – Application deadline September 30
  2. A $50.00 application fee will be assessed at time of application.
  3. Earned Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) or earned MS in Information Systems or earned MS in Management Information Systems
    • Additional requirements will be necessary for the accounting and information systems cognate.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above is required for entrance into the program from any of the acceptable degrees.
  4. Statement of Purpose - Two parts with a 500 word limit for each 
    • Please share the reason you are pursuing the Doctorate in Business Administration.
    • Please share your personal worldview and specifically discuss how your moral/ethical foundation relates to the study and practice of business.
      • The dictionary defines worldview as 'the overall perspectives from which one sees and interprets the world.' In the business environment, it is critical to have a solid foundation from which your decisions emanate.
  5. Vita
  6. 15 hours of course work may be transferred in (5 year age limit)/nontransferable courses- DBA 700, 785, 988, 989, 990
  7. 12-hours from a Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Accounting specialization may apply (if needed, the students can take these online):
    • Accounting
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resource
    • Marketing
    • Project Management
    • Information Systems
    • International Business
    • Leadership
  8. Residential orientation course (1 week intensive), 2 other mandatory 1 week intensives
  9. TOEFL scores for students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test; 80 internet-based test)


Official College Transcript Policy

An acceptable official college transcript must be issued directly from the institution in a sealed envelope with a signature across the back. If you have one in your possession, it must meet the same requirements.

Contact Information

1(800) 424-9595



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1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515