Online PhD in Business Administration Conduct Research in the World of Business


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you a business professional looking to take your career to the next level? With Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration, you can strengthen your management skills and learn how to develop research-oriented solutions to complex business problems. The knowledge you gain throughout this program can help equip you to handle various challenges in the field. Additionally, this degree can help prepare you to teach at the college level and train up the next generation of business leaders.

This doctoral business administration program covers several core topics in the field – such as strategy formulation, marketing, and human resource management – while also allowing you to select a specialization in an area that interests you. By pursuing a specialization, you can tailor your degree to match your unique career goals and further hone your expertise to meet the demands of the business world.

We’re excited to partner with you as you take this important next step in your professional journey. Apply today and prepare for exciting new opportunities with an online doctorate in business administration from Liberty!

This doctorate in business administration online is broken down into 4 main parts: core business administration courses, specialization classes, research courses, and a dissertation. Within the core courses, you can learn how to strategically allocate financial resources, oversee supply chains, market for competitive advantage, and manage human resources. You’ll also explore how to apply strategic thinking and strategy development to a variety of business settings.

From there, you’ll be able to select a specialization in an area that interests you. From executive coaching to entrepreneurship, we offer a variety of specializations that can help you hone your skills and pursue your unique career goals. Whether you want to launch a new company, mentor other business professionals, manage supply chains, or bolster your leadership skills, you can get the niche training you need to prepare for your future.

Additionally, you will complete several courses in qualitative, quantitative, and applied research methods. Then, through a sequence of 4 courses, you will research, write, and defend your dissertation – giving you an opportunity to conduct original research and contribute valuable findings to your field.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Potential Career Opportunities for Graduates of Our PhD in Business Administration Program

  • Chief executive officer
  • Company president
  • Distribution director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive coach
  • Global manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Leadership development consultant
  • Management analyst
  • Nonprofit organization director
  • Private business consultant
  • Professor
  • Purchasing manager
  • Training and development manager

At Liberty, you can customize your doctorate degree in business administration by selecting a specialization in an area that interests you. Check out your available options below!

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Doctoral Full Time $595/Credit
Doctoral Part Time $650/Credit

Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,700 per semester*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Credits taken below 7 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate of $395/credit hour.

Eligible current and former service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more), but the $300/credit hour doctoral military rate cannot be combined with the First Responder Discount.

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