Doctor of Business Administration | DBA Degree Broaden Your Horizons in Business


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Industry leader? Thought leader? Executive leader? What kind of leader will you become with a Doctor of Business Administration online degree?

In Liberty University’s DBA online degree, you’ll not only take courses that can help prepare you for management at the highest levels of the corporate world but you’ll also be mentored by respected business professionals. These mentors seek to partner with you and teach you how to expand your influence and further your career with excellence and integrity.

Through our 100% online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree, you can benefit from advanced training in professional management, human resources, marketing, and other important fields of business. You’ll also focus on a specialized skill path to help prepare you to lead as an expert in your profession. In Liberty’s online DBA programs, you’ll be able to choose a specialization in one of our many areas of study from healthcare management to international business, so that you can align your studies with your specific interests.

You’ll not only combine knowledge about research methods with the understanding of how to properly use them in our DBA degree program, but you’ll also have the opportunity to make practical, real-world applications. By earning your Doctor of Business Administration degree from Liberty, you can gain the ability to evaluate businesses in order to determine the most effective industry practices.

Liberty University’s mission of Training Champions for Christ means that the skills and practices you learn in our online DBA program are based on a biblical foundation. This foundation in biblical principles offers valuable wisdom for both business and management decisions.

What is a DBA degree and what does DBA stand for in business?

A DBA is a doctor of business administration degree. This degree is designed to build upon your existing business knowledge. If you have not completed graduate coursework in business, our online master of business administration degree can help build a strong foundation for your DBA! If you don’t have an MBA, you can still be prepared for our DBA as long as you have completed 30 or more graduate credit hours in business.

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a practical, advanced business program that is designed to augment your business experience and training to help you overcome challenges and solve problems at a higher level. Whether you are managing a multi-million dollar enterprise or building up a global non-profit, you will need to apply sound business principles and leadership methods on a broader and more complex scale. The Doctor of Business Administration is designed to help you develop key higher-order abilities in leadership and management while also gaining specialized skills in your respective field.

With a Doctor of Business Administration from Liberty University, you will be taught by industry leaders who have years of experience in the business as well as advanced degrees business, so you can be confident that you are receiving a world-class education.

Liberty University’s Doctor of Business Administration online degree program is designed to be the pinnacle of your business education. The goal of our DBA program is to build on your previous experience with critical topics such as human resource management, strategic research methods, and employee coaching. Our online DBA degree offers several areas of study to tailor your program to your career goals.

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As you pursue your Doctor of Business Administration degree, you will have a wealth of specializations to choose from to best align your courses with your career goals.

Discover more information about each of our exciting specializations below!

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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.