Academic Programs – Business Administration


The Doctor of Business Administration program at San Diego University for Integrative Studies designed for management consultants, mid-career business managers, multicultural organizational leaders, educators, investors, entrepreneurs, and other mature adult learners. The DBA degree program will build on the skills acquired through master’s-level studies to equip professionals with expertise in leadership principles and management ideas and practices, as well as develop a higher level of competence in conducting research. The DBA program will concentrate on the application of theory related to professional practice and issues of corporate concerns, as well as prepare graduates to lead, consult, and teach in corporate and academic arenas.

Students must possess a master’s degree in the discipline of business administration, management or related areas from an approved university or equivalent, and demonstrated ability to succeed in the doctoral program.

The Doctor of Business Administration degree requires the completion of 105 quarter units at the doctoral level. Successful passage of the Doctoral Comprehensive Examination is required, after which the student must complete a Dissertation project.



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