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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Gain deeper business knowledge and serve as a global change agent - whether in corporate, public sector, or academic environments. Walden’s DBA program is designed for experienced professionals like you. Developed with insights from expert faculty members and leading business practitioners, the DBA program emphasizes advanced decision-making and leadership skills, and in-depth knowledge of both theory and applied research.

Explore some of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing business today, and immediately start applying what you’ve learned.

Receive a 20% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

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What Our Students Say:

“Because I was a busy company executive, Walden’s teaching model suited my schedule best.”

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Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the program that’s right for you, then apply.

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logo-acbsp-small.jpgWalden University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP accreditation attests to the quality of our programs, which help you gain the skills and credibility you need to maximize your impact on your profession and compete in today’s global marketplace.

Learning Outcomes

In this program, you will:

  • Develop solutions to complex, real-world business problems.
  • Identify emerging business theories and evaluate their relevance by collaborating across disciplines. 
  • Conduct research that contributes to positive social change and advances business leadership knowledge.


  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Energy Management
  • Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Self-Designed
  • Social Impact Management
  • Technology Entrepreneurship

Transfer of credit

If you have completed your MBA or another eligible master’s degree program, you may be able to receive credit for four courses when enrolling in the DBA program, which can save you time and money.

Why a Walden DBA ?

Shorter Time to Completion — As little as 30 months* to earn your degree.
One-on-One Coaching — Work with a dedicated doctoral faculty member who proactively guides you through key milestones in your program, from the first day through graduation.
Track Your Progress — Chart each accomplishment through our Doctoral Journey Resources website.
International Case Studies — Explore case studies featuring alumni and business leaders from around the world.

Hear from Faculty about Walden’s DBA program

Hear from Faculty about Walden’s DBA program

Career Options

Walden’s DBA program will prepare you to advance in a variety of careers, including those in private and nonprofit sectors, education, and government. You’ll be prepared to think critically, solve problems, and compete in complex business environments.

Depending on your specialization, your career options may include a role as a:

  • Consultant
  • Manager/director/administrator
  • Entrepreneur/business owner
  • Analyst
  • Faculty member

At Walden Our Goal is to Help You Reach Yours

Sequenced courses, specialized support services, and achievable milestones help keep you on track as you progress toward your degree.

For assistance deciding which program fits your goals, call an enrollment advisor at:


*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Walden’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation.

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