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.

Credits 60
Cost Per Credit $838

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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, you will benefit from the unique holistic approach that the program takes in addressing and teaching both quantitative and qualitative business concepts. Throughout the coursework, you 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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 DBA overview


Informational Webinars

Our DBA faculty and staff provide live webinars for you to learn more about this new program including an in-depth view of the DBA concentrations, what the dissertation entails and how you'll be supported throughout this doctorate program. Learn more about our upcoming LIVE webinars here.

View our previosly recorded DBA informational webinars below. In these recordings, 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. 

  1. Webinar 1: DBA overview
  2. Webinar 2: Overview of the three DBA concentrations
  3. Webinar 3: The doctorate experience- What to expect
  4. Webinar 4: How to complete your dissertation successfully 
What to Expect

The DBA launched in July 2021 as a primarily online program with low residency requirements. 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.

Please note, this degree is offered through our Concordia University Wisconsin campus. Courses will be online, but the two, weel-long residencies will be hosted on our Mequon campus.

The next cohort will start in July 2022 with the in-person residency July 14-16. The application is now open. Apply today

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