Doctor of Business Administration

From ethical decision making to innovative marketing practices to global logistics, the business administration field encapsulates a wide range of skills that are essential to the day-to-day and long term success of any business. Colorado Technical University’s Doctor of Business Administration degree program offers business professionals the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of core administration practices while focusing their expertise through research and writing. This terminal degree is designed for students with previous experience in a business environment who are interested in assuming a leadership role or initiating change within their organization.

The DBA curriculum integrates practical and theoretical skills to help students prepare to think and act strategically. The coursework is also designed to help enable students to become thought-leaders in their industry and to build upon foundational practices with emerging theories related to optimization, supply chain management and marketing in the 21st century. Students in this program will also complete a dissertation sequence and attend regular symposia at which they will attend workshops, meet with fellow students and faculty, and discuss the emerging ideas and challenges relevant to the field.

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

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TOTAL CREDITS

96

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses- Core
    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
    Total Credit Hours: 76
    Courses- Concentration
    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
    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: 96


    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 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

    $57,408 Tuition

    $4,000 Symposium Fee*
    $200 Graduation Fee

    We understand that paying for your education is an investment in your future. Visit our tuition resources page for links to full tuition, books and fees.

    *A $1,000 non-refundable fee is charged to a student’s account each quarter in which a student is registered for symposium (attendance at four symposia are required as part of the degree). This fee covers administrative costs such as conference rooms, AV equipment, academic event materials and supplies that are associated with the symposium event. Please see the Doctoral Symposium section of the catalog for more information.
    **Financial aid available for those who qualify

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  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Demonstrate fluency within the chosen discipline and the ability to support current and emerging business theory, practice, and influences that support business administration strategy and organizational missions in changing environments.
    • Integrate appropriate principles and research methodologies frequently used in business research to solve current business administration problems.
    • Formulate effective solutions to real-world problems in business administration that improve the effectiveness of organizations in support of organizational missions.
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