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Doctor of Business Administration (Online)

The online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at California Baptist University develops innovative leaders who seek to maximize impact in public, private and non-profit organizations.

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Program Intro

Created for the working adult, the online doctorate in business administration allows students to focus on one online class every eight weeks. The program helps students attain the insights and skills that are needed to advance to executive or professional leadership positions.

56 Units

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36 Months to Completion

*with a full-time course load

$830 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your Doctor of Business Administration (Online) at CBU?

Maximize your Career

Curriculum and courses in the Doctor of Business Administration are designed to meet the needs of professionals tasked in responding to today's global business environment and provides advanced training in professional management, human resources, marketing and other business-related fields.

Strengthen Technical Aptitude

Graduates of the online Doctor of Business Administration program will acquire the tools needed to synthesize their theoretical foundation, carry out timely and relevant applied research and immediately apply creative and actionable plans to solve existing problems.

Expand Your Network

The program's cohort model allows for students to progress together through coursework and the dissertation process.

Learn Flexibly Online, On Your Schedule

Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Doctor of Business Administration degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and apply different theoretical models of core business disciplines.
  2. Assess, design and defend a variety of research methodologies.
  3. Integrate biblical principles into the advancement of business knowledge.
  4. Model advanced scholarly communication practices.
  5. Develop original business knowledge and practical applications in a specialized business field.

BUS 720: Ethics in Organizations and Management

In this course, students will learn to identify, analyze, and apply biblical principles to solve ethical issues experienced by organizations and management.

BUS 750: International Business in Global Markets

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to analyze theories of business and develop decision making strategies within the global environment. A special emphasis is given to the phenomena of globalization of markets and its implication for firms within a Christian worldview.

BUS 775: Topics in Human Resource Management

This course examines topics such as pertinent laws, labor management, employee relations, conflict management, and the role of human resources in organizational performance from a Christian worldview.

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Henry Petersen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business Administration
Director, Doctor of Business Administration Program (Online)

Office Phone: 951-343-2457
Office Location: Tyler Plaza

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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As you make decisions about graduate school, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.

Application Deadlines Fall
Priority May 15
Standard August 1

Application Requirements

Career Possibilities

  • Business Executive
  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Consultant

*Some career options may require further education.

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Next Steps

Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!