2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 04, 2023  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, DBA (Online)

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The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed to develop innovative leaders who seek to maximize impact in public, private, and non-profit organizations. Students 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. Graduates will be able to improve the quality of their business decisions and foster an environment of performance excellence to advance their competitiveness in a global business environment while conducting themselves in accordance with the highest ethical standards. Curriculum and courses 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. The program helps students attain the insights and skills that are needed to advance to executive or professional leadership positions.

Admission Requirements

Doctor of Business Administration Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found under Graduate Program Admissions in the Online and Professional Studies section of the University Catalog. Specific admission requirements for the Doctorate in Business Administration are:

  1. Completion of a Master of Business Administration Degree
    • A Master of Business Administration degree from a regionally accredited institution or the evaluated equivalency or successful completion of a pre-approved Master of Business Administration competency exam
  2. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.75 for conditional admission
  3. Current Professional Resume:
    • Work experience
    • Educational, leadership, and professional organization activities
    • Scholarly activities
  4. Two recommendations, completed on forms provided, must be from professional sources that can personally attest to the candidate’s potential for scholarly and professional success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations.
  5. Comprehensive Essay of at least 500 words that includes the following:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Long-term professional goals including how a doctoral degree will influence those goals
    • Reasons for choosing California Baptist University
  6. Interview with Program Director

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