Drive long-term business change

The challenges facing the business world are numerous and complex, but they aren’t impossible. Through the DBA program, Concordia is preparing Christian leaders to address those problems holistically by combining quantitative and qualitative business concepts. The outcome? Actual change that translates to long-term growth and profitability.

Cost Per Credit$818

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Program Overview

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is the highest accredited academic business degree at Concordia University designed to address the current challenges facing companies, leaders, and teams in today’s business environment. Students will develop scholar-practitioner skills as they learn from industry experts skilled in blending applied learning with theory development. Students will leave the program equipped with the tools, experience, and knowledge to transform organizations and improve performance through grounded research methods.

This three-year, 60-credit (minimum) program features three distinct concentrations for students:

  • Financial and Economic Management
  • Organizational Change and Performance
  • Healthcare Administration

Regardless of concentration, students will benefit from the unique holistic approach that the program takes in addressing and teaching both quantitative and qualitative business concepts. Throughout the coursework, students will acquire evidence-based decision-making skills to prepare them for effective leadership in business, healthcare, non-profit, education, government, and other professional industries.

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View our recent DBA informational webinar. In this recording, you'll meet Dr. Matt Hurtienne, DBA program director and associate dean of the Batterman School of Business. He explains the curriculum structure, concentrations, dissertation, and how this will help you reach the goals you’ve set for yourself. You'll also learn more about the admission and application process. 

What to Expect

The DBA is will launch in July 2021 as a primarily online program with low residency requirements (the summer residency will be July 12-15, 2021). Designed in collaboration with the School of Education, the program follows an eight-week format and includes 16 new online courses. The DBA is a perfect next educational step for students who already possess an MBA or a Master in Organizational Leadership degree, especially organizational managers seeking to advance their careers by developing an ability for advanced critical reasoning.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Compose ethical business solutions to complex organizational problems. 
  2. Formulate scholar-practitioner knowledge for organizational success. 
  3. Design qualitative and quantitative research projects related to business.
  4. Evaluate organizational structure and design for productivity.

Applications are now open for the July 2021 start date with an in-person residency from July 12-15, with the first co-hort expected to fill fast. Secure your spot today! 


In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work. The Doctor of Business Administration program is available at the following:

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