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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

The Doctor of Business Administration—a Transformative Degree for Leaders

Created for managers, leaders, consultants, and educators, WilmU’s DBA degree program enhances the competencies of its candidates, enabling them to make significant management and leadership contributions to their organizations and make those organizations more competitive. The Doctor of Business Administration degree equips candidates to become critical thought leaders within their profession.


Learn From and Alongside Engaged Business Leaders in the DBA Program

You’ll learn to conduct and translate research and use leading-edge methodologies from faculty with esteemed executive and scholarly credentials. This doctoral business degree’s cohort model fosters collaboration with fellow candidates whose diverse experiences enrich your study and broaden your professional network.

Choose an Accredited DBA Program of the Highest Standards and Flexibility

WilmU’s IACBE-accredited DBA degree program integrates theory with practice, emphasizing critical thinking, disciplined inquiry, leadership management, communication skills and ethics. Available 100% online or in a face-to-face format, the DBA degree program provides flexibility to fit your life and learning needs.

Grow Through Valuable Field Work Experiences in High-Level Business Administration

You’ll partner with an organization and industry leader to develop and explore a critical evaluation research project/dissertation that puts your DBA course work into action. Faculty provide close support and mentorship to ensure your DBA capstone project is meaningful, engaging and relevant to industry needs.


Accredited D.B.A. The Wilmington University D.B.A. is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

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Finish your DBA degree in as little as three years.
3 years 54 total credits

$1,896 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit doctoral degree course taken at our
Wilson Graduate Center or online. Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your Doctor of Business Administration degree.

Career and industry outlook for
Doctor of Business Administration graduates.

A DBA degree opens the door to C-level positions as successful business executives, and provides the credentials necessary to teach at the college level

Source: Emsi Economic Modeling, LLC, 2018

10.2% Job Growth

More than 100,000 Annual Openings

$22.36 Median Hourly Earnings


Wilmington University's DBA program taught me to think outside the box. Businesses cannot grow by doing the same thing year after year. Leaders must innovate, motivate, communicate, and promote change. At WilmU, I learned to lead. — Keith Pettiford
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Keith Pettiford testimonial Wilmington University

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