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

Doctor of Business Administration

Admission Requirements Program Format Specializations Dissertation


Doctor of Business Administration
School of Business 


Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration, 100% online program,  provides advanced training in professional management, human resources, marketing, and other business-related fields. This degree is comprised of specialized courses that supply the values, knowledge, and skills needed to advance your career and leadership at the highest levels of business. This is a terminal degree that will provide you with the leadership, management, and specialized skills integral to being a leader in your field.


Program Format


*Optional Intensives are available


Dissertation

  • An applied doctoral research project will take the place of a traditional dissertation in this D.B.A. program.

Specializations

Doctor of Business Administration students are required to choose a specialization.

  • Accounting

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting, 100% online program, equips you with specialized accounting training for success as a leader in the corporate world. You will conduct an in-depth analysis of tax and auditing techniques and accounting theory. Through this comprehensive program, you will also explore accounting ethics and best practices, preparing you to be a well-rounded executive.

    This program will encompass:

    • Accounting for decision making.
    • Tax research and jurisprudence.
    • Advanced auditing.
    • Human resource development.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Accounting executive
    • Auditor
    • Budget supervisor
    • Certified management accountant
    • Certified public accountant
       

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  • Finance

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration – Finance, 100% online program, is designed to expand on your master’s level education by providing the tools to succeed at the highest levels of leadership in the business of finance. The curriculum is geared towards financial leadership and the strategies best utilized to serve your company and clients.

    Your skills will be enhanced through the examination of: 

    • Qualitative and case study methods for business research.
    • Managerial finance.
    • Advanced financial statement analysis.
    • Mergers and acquisitions.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Financial Manager
    • Chief Sustainability Officer
    • Treasurer and Controller
     

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  • Healthcare Management

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management, 100% online program, will equip you to excel in the top tiers of the healthcare field by providing you with the opportunity to examine the contemporary legal and ethical issues encountered by industry professionals when facilitating healthcare products and services. Through this program, you will also study the management of global healthcare systems in technological societies and the need for innovation in healthcare administration.  

    You will develop an understanding of:

    • Legal and ethical issues for health professionals.
    • Healthcare administration.
    • Managing human capital in healthcare.
    • Healthcare informatics.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Healthcare Administrator
    • Management Consultant
    • Nonprofit Organization Director
       

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  • Human Resources

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration in Human Resources, 100% online program, will prepare you to lead at the highest levels of business while providing the knowledge and skills necessary to head an organization’s human resource team. Through this program, you will also explore human resources ethics and best practices as you are prepared lead others with integrity and professionalism.

    This program is ideal for those interested in:

    • Contemporary issues in human resource management.
    • Workforce planning and employment.
    • Human resource development.
    • Compensation management.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Compensation and benefits manager
    • Development specialist
    • Human resources director 
    • Recruitment specialist
       

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  • Information Systems

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, 100% online program, will prepare you to excel in business through both academic research and practical training. The degree is designed to provide opportunities for hands-on experience in real-world applications, equipping you as an innovator in strategy, security, ethics, design and development, and business process support.

    This program will help you develop proficiency in:

    • Enterprise models.
    • IT infrastructure.
    • Systems analysis modeling and design.
    • Human computer interaction and emerging technology.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Data administration
    • Data networking
    • Systems integration
       

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  • International Business

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration in International Business, 100% online program, will enhance your current knowledge and skills in business to the next level by equipping you for leadership positions in international companies. You will examine the global financial market as well as the cultural influences that affect successful business practices. You will also explore developing international business strategies and analyzing ethical considerations.

    This program is ideal for those interested in:

    • International business.
    • Environment of international business.
    • Global financial markets.
    • Developing global markets.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Cultural advisor
    • Federal, state, and local government trade specialist
    • Global manager
    • International business consultant 
       

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  • Leadership

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration in Leadership, 100% online program, will equip you to excel in management and leadership in the top tiers of the corporate world by providing you with the knowledge and skills in organizational change, leadership theory, and human resources.

    You will gain a greater understanding of:

    • Servant leadership.
    • Leading theory.
    • Leading organizational change.
    • Organizational design and structure.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Company Executive
    • Management Analyst
    • Management Consultant
    • Nonprofit Organization Director
       

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  • Marketing

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration in Marketing, 100% online program, will equip you to lead in the highest levels of the corporate world by giving you the opportunity to examine management principles and market research, as well as advertising, promotions, and consumer behavior best practices. Through this program, you will strengthen your communication and leadership skills and analyze how to market in local and international environments.

    This program will help you develop proficiency in:

    • Strategic marketing management.
    • Marketing promotions.
    • Supply chain management.
    • Marketing research.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Account executive
    • Brand manager
    • Market researcher
    • Marketing manager
    • Product manager
    • Sales director
       

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  • Non-Profit Leadership and Management

    With Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration – Non-Profit Management, 100% online program, you will feel confident that your passion and influence, coupled with your training, can take your non-profit further in making a difference!  You will deepen your current knowledge and gain additional tools and resources to enhance your leadership and operation of an effective non-profit organization. 

    Your skills will be enhanced through the examination of:

    • Strategic communication campaigns.
    • Grant acquisition and management.
    • Workforce planning and employment.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Lead Management
    • Non-Profit Organization Director
    • Regulatory Affairs Manager
     

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  • Project Management

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration in Project Management, 100% online program, will build on your current knowledge and skills in project management, equipping you for success in the top tiers of business. You will learn to integrate marketing strategies and management practices within national and global markets. Courses will teach you to evaluate, strategize, and execute successful projects while also considering the scope of a project, time management, client relations, and quality control.

    You will gain a greater understanding of:

    • Operations management.
    • Advanced project management.
    • Global project management.
    • Quality management and productivity.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Business marketing consultant
    • Project scheduler
    • Senior project manager
       

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  • Strategic Management

    Liberty University’s Doctor in Business Administration – Strategic Management, 100% online program, is designed to prepare you to lead at the highest levels of business. Strategic management provides overall direction to an organization, specifying the organization's objectives, developing policies and procedures designed to achieve these objectives, and assigning resources to implement the plans. 

    This program provides you with a foundation to explore:

    • Strategic allocation of financial resources.
    • Organizational design and structure.
    • Quality management and productivity.
    • Strategic thinking for decision making.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Senior Management
    • Job Analysis Specialist
    • Management Consultant
       

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  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration – Supply Chain Management & Logistics, 100% online program, builds on your master’s level training to set you up for success as you lead at the highest levels in the corporate world. Organizations must rely on effective supply chains to compete in the global market. Through this program, you will be equipped with the tools to assist organizations in operating more effectively.

    Your skills will be enhanced through the examination of the following areas: 

    • Operations and quality management.
    • Strategic thinking for decision making.
    • Organizational and executive coaching.
    • Human resource development.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Distribution Director
    • Company Executive
    • Global Manager
       

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