Doctor of Business Administration

Admission Requirements

The Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) is an advanced degree program that prepares graduates with research, critical analysis, and application skills to make intellectual contributions to their fields of business study. The D.B.A. develops graduates for teaching, academic leadership, or working in the consulting field. The program leverages the school’s expertise in delivering flexible graduate programs that are student-centered, application oriented, and outcomes driven.

D.B.A. Emphasizes

  • Strong research skills and the ability to use critical thinking
  • Preparation for teaching careers at the college or university level
  • Excellence in consulting practices
  • An original and intellectual contribution to the field of management and/or business
  • Integration of Saint Leo University’s core values into the dissertation process

Program Format:

The Doctor of Business Administration curriculum is presented through our highly respected online and classroom programs. The format includes three separate one-week seminars at University Campus during the intersession break. All other courses are eight-week module-based courses taken one at a time and delivered through our nationally acclaimed online platform.

Cohorts start twice a year; April and December. Cohort size is limited.

Why Saint Leo University?

  • Caring Faculty with Practical Experience
  • Respected by Employers
  • Availability of Courses – Graduate on Time
  • Personal Attention – Start to Finish
  • Quality, Values-based Education

With you Every Step of the Way

At Saint Leo, we offer superior academic advising and interaction with a passionate faculty genuinely committed to your success. We will help you every step of the way – from initial application and program orientation to developing your area of expertise and successfully completing your degree.

Admission Process

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) applicants must submit the following materials:

Official transcript indicating successful completion of a master’s degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.25 (transcript required)

If the applicant has less than 3.25/4.0 GPA, a minimum GMAT score of 550 can be used to meet this criteria. Official GMAT test results should be mailed directly to the Director of Graduate Admission. Test scores more than five years old are not accepted.

Application, letters and transcripts can be sent to:

Director of Graduate Admission - MC2248
Saint Leo University
P.O. Box 6665
Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665
grad.admissions@saintleo.edu