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Doctorate/Post-Graduate in Business Administration

Why Earn Your Business Administration Degree at Saint Leo University?

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at Saint Leo University is offered online as an advanced degree that provides graduates with the research, critical analysis, and application skills to make intellectual contributions to their fields of business study. This program leverages Saint Leo's expertise in delivering flexible graduate programs that are student-centered, application oriented, and outcomes driven.

The online DBA prepares graduates for teaching, academic leadership, or consulting.

Learning Experience:
Online
Est. Time to Complete:
3-4 years
Credit Hours:
57 hours

Doctor of Business Administration Program Details

Graduates of the online DBA will gain an in-depth understanding of the functional business areas, practical skills for leading within an organization and methods for shaping responsible leaders.

Learn Your Way: 
Online

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  • What are the benefits of earning your business degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?

    Classroom learning is only part of the business administration degree program at Saint Leo University. We also know the value of hands-on experience. That is why internships and research projects are built into the curriculum. Saint Leo has a strong relationship with many internship organizations across the country, including Boys & Girls Club and Head Start, in addition to other programs for aging, autism, addiction, clinical research, children’s services, victim advocacy, and workforce development. 

    Plus, our Career Services center is always available to help connect you with a variety of other experiential learning opportunities to fit your individual career goals.

What skills will you learn?

  • Develop research skills and the ability to use critical thinking skills to analyze and critique both academic and applied research.
  • Synthesize the global implications of research conducted while critically thinking about the interrelated activities that occur in the functional areas of business.
  • Demonstrate excellence in both teaching or consulting practices with an emphasis on using experiential, active learning and coaching techniques.
  • Create an original and intellectual contribution to the field of management and/or business in the required dissertation project.
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in written and oral presentation skills.
  • Integrate Saint Leo University's Core Values and ethical foundations into the dissertation process and critical thinking skills used throughout the program.

What can you do with a doctor of business administration degree?

Saint Leo DBA graduates find employment in industry, education, and consulting professions. Opportunities for research and practical application of business theory are plentiful.

What are the top business administration degree jobs?

Career Growth Salary
Postsecondary Teacher 12% (Faster than average) $80,560 per year
Administrative Manager 9% (As fast as average) $98,890 per year
Executive Manager 8% (As fast as average) $107,680 per year

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020.

College of Business

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  • Saint Leo University’s Donald R. Tapia College of Business provides a values-centered education that develops tomorrow’s business leaders. Our students create a personal legacy of character and integrity, developing into responsible global citizens ready to contribute to society across numerous fields. As the largest Catholic business College in the U.S., students find flexible degree program options at University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.

    From associate to doctoral offerings, our accredited degree programs infuse student-centered teaching, future-paced research, entrepreneurial leadership, and professional networking opportunities. Students publish papers in esteemed academic journals, present original research at national conferences, and travel around the world to learn about the complexities of overseas markets. Faculty bring decades of practical experience to the coursework, ensuring students are on the cutting edge of their desired field to achieve career success.

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