Doctor of Business Administration

Experience is valuable in business. When you earn your Doctor of Business Administration at Colorado Technical University, you could leverage your experience and develop expertise. In this program, you can study to think and act strategically by integrating practical and theoretical skills while honing your abilities to make positive contributions and be a thought-leader.

Our doctoral program includes:

  • An online curriculum with a residency component
  • Multiple start dates throughout the year
  • An opportunity to complete the program in three years
  • Dissertation development integrated into the program
  • Options for elective courses in business and business-related fields
  • In-person symposium experiences

At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedule helps you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an Admissions Advisor.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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TOTAL CREDITS

100

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online

Program Details

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses- Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    BADM810 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making 4
    BADM820 Foundations of Economic Theory and Practice 4
    BADM840 Business Legal and Ethical Environment 4
    BADM850 Marketing Strategy for the 21st Century 4
    BADM860 IT for Business Operations Optimization 4
    BADM870 Organizational Behavior and Management 4
    GL872 Leadership in Global Organizations 4
    RES804 Principles of Research Methods and Design 4
    RES812 Qualitative Research Methods 4
    RES814 Quantitative Research Methods 4
    RES860 Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing 4
    RES861 Doctoral Research II: Annotated Bibliography 4
    RES862 Dissertation Research Process 4
    RES863 Doctoral Research III: Dissertation Literature Review 4
    RES864 Doctoral Research IV: Dissertation Methods 4
    RES865 Doctoral Research V: Dissertation Introduction 4
    RES866 Doctoral Research VI: Dissertation Findings 4
    RES867 Doctoral Research VII: Dissertation Discussion and Conclusion 4
    RES868 Doctoral Research VIII: Dissertation Conclusion 4
    SYMP801 Doctoral Symposium I
    SYMP802 Doctoral Symposium II
    Total Credit Hours: 80
    Courses- Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    BADM830 Strategic Management 4
    BADM880 Human Capital Management 4
    BADM890 Supply Chain and Logistics Management 4
    ELE Elective 4
    ELE Elective 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20
    Courses- Elective Choices
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS857 Business Intelligence 4
    CS861 Information Assurance 4
    CS872 Introduction to Big Data Analytics 4
    CS875 Futuring and Innovation 4
    GL870 Culture, Values, and Ethics in a Global Environment 4
    LDR870 Self-Insight and Personal Development as a Leader 4
    LDR876 Leadership, Technology and Social Media 4
    MGMT824 Strategic Thinking and Organizational Alignment 4
    MGMT832 Organization Innovation and Scenario Thinking 4
    MGMT818 Leadership Theory and Development 4
    ODC870 Organizational Strategy & Design 4
    ODC874 Leading and Managing Large Scale Transformation 4
    ODC876 System Thinking and Decision Making 4

    Total Credit Hours: 100


    The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Colorado Technical University is the terminal degree for business professionals. The program integrates practical and theoretical skills to prepare students to think and act strategically. The program enhances students’ abilities to make positive contributions and be a thought-leader in the area of their chosen concentration.

    The program thus includes fifteen core instructional courses plus nine doctoral research courses. Each class is conducted online. 

    In addition, graduation requires the approval of a dissertation which documents the student's research processes and presents the findings and conclusions of that research, and suggests future research. The dissertation is divided into two major segments: the proposal and the full dissertation. The proposal will be developed by the student, and then submitted by the mentor to the University Review Board. The research will then be conducted and written up, resulting in the full dissertation, which is then reviewed by a committee. These processes are conducted under the supervision of CTU's professors. 


    Graduation Requirements
    In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credit hours with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research with a dissertation.

    Symposium
    Doctoral programs at Colorado Technical University require a residential symposium. Additional information about CTU's doctoral symposium can be located in the Doctoral Symposium section of this catalog.

    Degree Completion
    The student must be continuously enrolled until meeting all graduation requirements. A student who has not completed the research requirements by the end of the formal coursework continues by registering for RES893 Dissertation Research Continuation according to CTU’s re-take policy.

  • Advantages

    Advantages of CTU's Doctor of Business Administration

    • Offered online with a residency component
    • Multiple start dates throughout the year
    • May be completed in three years
    • Dissertation development integrated into program
    • Options for an elective courses in business or business-related fields
    • Four symposium experiences
  • Tuition

    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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