Enhance your business skills to the highest level in a doctoral program

It's time to achieve the highest level you can in business. It's time to implement positive change on the performance of organizations and their employees. Connect with other motivated professionals where you will grow your skills and network together for the next three years.

Cost Per Credit$925
Important Dates

Submit your application by May 1 for the July 2024 start.

Cohort Format

Experience greater learning, networking, and collaboration with other doctoral students.

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Program Overview

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is the highest accredited academic business degree at Concordia University. In this program, you will identify and research the challenges organizations are facing in today's evolving business environment. There is a focus on developing applicable knowledge and skills that you can take back to your workplace and make an immediate difference. Your growth as a scholar-practitioner will change your mindset when encountering complex issues and new business opportunities. With the completion of a dissertation, you will gain the confidence and expertise to a be an impactful leader in business.

This three-year, 60-credit program features two concentrations:

  • Financial and Economic Management: Study how the financial and economic theory impacts global and regional organizations. You'll have the opportunity to explore further either financial or economic principles allowing you to apply the concepts to organizational structure and productivity.
  • Organizational Performance and Change (OPC): Learn applied methods and theories that address organizational improvement by examining individual, team, and organizational analysis and enhancing decision-making techniques.

Concordia University offers another doctoral degree with the more research-intensive Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Discover the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration and dive into high-level research.

DBA Student Discussion

Listen to these students explain their reasons for pursuing a DBA and why they chose to earn their doctoral degree at Concordia University.


NEW - All But The Dissertation (ABD) option

Have you started your doctorate but life got in the way? Have you completed your DBA courses, but never finished your dissertation? Our program provides the opportunity for students who have completed all requirements for a doctorate at another institution except for their doctoral dissertation to earn their degree. Concordia University welcomes all applicants who have achieved this status in their graduate education. We will help you achieve your goal and set you up for success. 

What to Expect

The online courses follow an 8-week format during this three-year program. For your dissertation, you will be assigned a research faculty advisor that has expertise in your chosen dissertation topic. Also, our DBA coordinator will support you as you progress through your courses, projects, and more.

A key component to the DBA program is utilizing a cohort format. It helps optimize your learning as you work to earn your doctorate degree. As a DBA student you are required to attend two in-person residencies at our campus with your assigned cohort. Each residency takes place for three days and consists of courses, networking, and other business-related activities. You will participate in the first residency when you start the program, and the second residency takes place during your final year.

Letter from the DBA Director

Hear from our students

  • The DBA is a practical doctorate. It is a practical endeavor. You get to choose what you want to study. You get to choose what makes a difference to you.

    Christopher Duncan / Current DBA Student, Business Administration
  • This doctoral program is making a difference in your life, and you’re instantly making a difference in your team, and your organization.

    Matthew Harwell / Current DBA Student, Organizational Change and Performance

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