Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Colorado Technical University is the terminal degree for business professionals. The program integrates practical and theoretical skills to prepare students to think and act strategically. The program enhances students’ abilities to make positive contributions and be a thought-leader in the area of their chosen concentration.


The DBA Program helps the student prepare to:

• Demonstrate fluency within the chosen discipline and the ability to support current and emerging business theory, practice, and influences that support business administration strategy and organizational missions in changing environments.
• Integrate appropriate principles and research methodologies frequently used in business research to solve current business administration problems.
• Formulate effective solutions to real-world problems in business administration that improve the effectiveness of organizations in support of organizational missions

Degree Requirements

Courses- Core

BADM810Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making

4

BADM820Foundations of Economic Theory and Practice

4

BADM840Business Legal and Ethical Environment

4

BADM850Marketing Strategy for the 21st Century

4

BADM860IT for Business Operations Optimization

4

BADM870Organizational Behavior and Management

4

GL872Leadership in Global Organizations

4

RES804Principles of Research Methods and Design

4

RES812Qualitative Research Methods

4

RES814Quantitative Research Methods

4

RES860Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing

4

RES861Doctoral Research II: Annotated Bibliography

4

RES862Dissertation Research Process

4

RES863Doctoral Research III: Dissertation Literature Review

4

RES864Doctoral Research IV: Dissertation Methods

4

RES865Doctoral Research V: Dissertation Introduction

4

RES866Doctoral Research VI: Dissertation Findings

4

RES867Doctoral Research VII: Dissertation Discussion and Conclusion

4

RES868Doctoral Research VIII: Dissertation Conclusion

4

Total Credit Hours:76

Courses- Concentration

BADM830Strategic Management

4

BADM880Human Capital Management

4

BADM890Supply Chain and Logistics Management

4

ELEElective

4

ELEElective

4

Total Credit Hours:20

Courses- Elective Choices

CS857Business Intelligence

4

CS861Information Assurance

4

CS872Introduction to Big Data Analytics

4

CS875Futuring and Innovation

4

GL870Culture, Values, and Ethics in a Global Environment

4

LDR870Self-Insight and Personal Development as a Leader

4

LDR876Leadership, Technology and Social Media

4

MGMT824Strategic Thinking and Organizational Alignment

4

MGMT832Organization Innovation and Scenario Thinking

4

MGMT818Leadership Theory and Development

4

ODC870Organizational Strategy & Design

4

ODC874Leading and Managing Large Scale Transformation

4

ODC876System Thinking and Decision Making

4

Total Credit Hours: 96


The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Colorado Technical University is the terminal degree for business professionals. The program integrates practical and theoretical skills to prepare students to think and act strategically. The program enhances students’ abilities to make positive contributions and be a thought-leader in the area of their chosen concentration.

The program thus includes fifteen core instructional courses plus nine doctoral research courses. Each class is conducted online. 

In addition, graduation requires the approval of a dissertation which documents the student's research processes and presents the findings and conclusions of that research, and suggests future research. The dissertation is divided into two major segments: the proposal and the full dissertation. The proposal will be developed by the student, and then submitted by the mentor to the University Review Board. The research will then be conducted and written up, resulting in the full dissertation, which is then reviewed by a committee. These processes are conducted under the supervision of CTU's professors. 


Graduation Requirements
In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credit hours with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research with a dissertation.

Symposium
Doctoral programs at Colorado Technical University require a residential symposium. Additional information about CTU's doctoral symposium can be located in the Doctoral Symposium section of this catalog.

Degree Completion
The student must be continuously enrolled until meeting all graduation requirements. A student who has not completed the research requirements by the end of the formal coursework continues by registering for RES893 Dissertation Research Continuation according to CTU’s re-take policy.

Locations

  • Virtual Campus