Online Doctorate of Business Administration

The online Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) degree program develops adaptable business leaders for ever-changing global work environments. Dive into the world of business research.

Bold Leadership for Today’s Business Landscape

Touro University Worldwide’s (TUW) online Business Administration doctorate prepares students to lead in top executive positions and address the complexities of today’s business landscape with vision, knowledge, and clarity. Doctoral students build their knowledge through engagement with faculty mentorship, access to technology, and unique learning opportunities and research activities commensurate with the doctoral level.

The online DBA curriculum explores theoretical foundations and cutting-edge business research to expand students’ competencies in their current or future careers. In addition, students build professional skills and tools to design evidence-based business research and managerial solutions in their professional areas of expertise. Become a more confident business leader equipped to face the challenges and evolving demands of today’s complex, global business environments.

Research-Based Doctoral Project

This business doctorate does not require a traditional dissertation. Instead, by the end of the online DBA degree program, you will develop a research-based doctoral project in any business or managerial topic of your choice that prepares you as a subject matter expert and thought leader in an area of interest. Business research topics may include but not be limited to

  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Accounting
  • Healthcare management
  • Human resources
  • International/global business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit management
  • Real estate
  • Strategic management
  • Supply chain

What makes this Doctor of Business Administration program different?

  • Affordable tuition from a Nonprofit Accredited University
  • 100% online
  • No GRE required
  • Accelerated admissions process
  • 6 starts throughout the year

Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.

The Doctor of Business Administration program is offered 100% online and can be achieved while working full-time. Open to all qualified students, this online DBA program is carefully designed to work well for busy professionals and working adults. All students need is a computer and internet connection to participate in the virtual classroom. The doctoral curriculum is designed to be directly applicable to your career goals as an innovative business leader prepared to utilize business research insights in your area of interest.

Expert Faculty Support

Touro University Worldwide’s business faculty are doctoral-level scholar-practitioners with a wealth of subject matter expertise in all disciplines within business administration and leadership. They are actively involved in their own professional work and/or business research interests across multiple fields such as accounting, human resource management, finance and more. Toward the end of the program, you can select from this pool of expert faculty to guide and support your research project and to successfully complete the business doctorate. In this DBA program, you have access to a comprehensive support system dedicated to your success as an online doctoral student. 

      An Affordable Online DBA Program

      TUW’s tuition for the Business Administration doctoral program is $700 per semester credit unit. Connect with your employer to learn if they offer a tuition assistance program to support you as you complete the DBA program. A TUW tuition assistance counselor is available to you in order to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.


      Program Requirements

      Upon completion of the required online courses in the DBA program, the student begins the first phase of the research project working closely with a faculty chair and committee in the completion of the research project phase proposal. In this phase, students personalize their academic journey for greater outcomes, by selecting a topic of interest to codify lessons learned in their field and or developing skills applicable to a research area of interest.

      In the final phase, students finalize their research area of interest with a product that lends to real-world solutions while simultaneously achieving their desired goal in the program as a Doctor in the online DBA program.

      For additional information , please visit the TUW Catalog or explore the DBA curriculum.

      Admission Requirements

      Students seeking to enroll in Touro University Worldwide’s Doctor of Business Administration program must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

      1. Have earned a Master’s degree from an accredited institution. If the degree was awarded oversees, it must be from an institution that is approved by the Ministry of Education.
      2. Cumulative GPA of 3.4 in the accredited Master’s Program

      Students, who meet the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled at TUW:

      1. Submit an application.
      2. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated.
        (See Foreign Credit for additional information.)
      3. Submit two letters of recommendation: one from someone familiar with the prospective student’s academic work; and a professional reference from someone who has supervised the prospective student in a work environment (preferably the current supervisor, excluding family members ).
      4. Submit a Doctoral Entrance Essay:
        The entrance essay is an essential part of the Doctoral Program and serves as the initial component of the student’s research portfolio.
        The entrance essay takes the form of a narrative presenting candidates’ biography, career plan, and goals in pursuing the doctorate at Touro University Worldwide.

      The Doctoral Admissions Committee will evaluate the essay. Committee members seek evidence regarding critical qualities and abilities including:

      • Motivation, maturity of judgment, and creativity;
      • Evidence of a sound personal agenda that includes achievable personal and professional objectives;
      • Awareness of intellectual strengths as well as skills needing development;
      • Awareness of program requirements
      • Proficiency with standard written English including the ability to express concepts and communicate meaning in concise writing

      The Doctoral Entrance Essay components should include the following:

      1. Biographical Component
        Earlier learning experiences, both formal and informal, should be described. Characterize in terms of the nature and general outcome prior study, related work experience, and participation in scholarly research (if any).
      2. Career Plan Component
        Explain how a doctoral-level education fits with stated career plan and goals. How will doctoral study, in conjunction with background and interests, further those goals?
      3. Goals in Pursuing the Doctorate
        Briefly discuss why the reasons for enrolling in doctoral study at Touro University Worldwide, including but not limited to:

        1. The reasons for selecting the TUW program rather than another doctoral program;
        2. The particular goals anticipated to be attained through completion of the doctoral curriculum;
        3. Proposed topics being considered for the doctoral research project.
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      Elevate Your Leadership Skills Through TUW’s Online DBA

      Advance as a forward-thinking business leader through our online Doctor of Business Administration degree program. A doctoral program provides the opportunity to explore business research through a new lens. Request information to learn more about Touro University Worldwide’s transformative online DBA degree.