Doctor of Business Administration (in teach out)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

(In teach out and no longer accepting applicants)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

This program is designed to provide students the opportunity to achieve a doctoral degree in the field of Business Administration. This professional doctoral degree combines relevant coursework and a research dissertation.

The DBA program provides mature insights and exposure to career role models and leaders, while it also prepares students to conduct research and publish in their field of study. The objectives of the Doctor of Business Administration program are:

-Prepare for careers in advanced positions of leadership in business, government, international institutions, and the nonprofit sector.

-Understand and apply the research skills to develop, identify, and assess key global business indices and effectively transform such data into strategies for the global economy. Such skills include ability to work across cultures, written and oral communication and integrated/interdisciplinary thinking.

Admission Requirements

A minimum of 112 graduate level quarter-units (Normally 8 semester courses) after the bachelor’s degree plus submission of a dissertation must be completed for
graduation. Students who have completed a MBA equivalent to 48 semester units will need a total of 64 semester units (normally 16 courses) plus the dissertation.

Graduation Requirements

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree is a specialized program primarily for qualified individuals wishing to pursue advanced career tracks in business and management. The University’s international character provides significant opportunities for doctoral students to pursue topics of intellectual interest and research with a global emphasis.

The program is designed to accommodate both the working professional and the full-time student. The curriculum sequence, scheduling of courses and dissertation research are designed for qualified individuals to pursue the degree on a part-time or a full-time basis.

No Longer Accepting Students



  • Organizational Development & Culture
  • Business Ethics
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • International Law
  • Strategic Global Marketing
  • International Management Consulting
  • Executive Leadership
  • International Managerial Finance
  • Introduction to Statistical Methods
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Survey Research
  • Dissertation (4 courses)
  • History of American Business Enterprise
  • Human Resource Management
  • Negotiation & Legal Analysis
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • International Business & Commerce
  • Lifestyle Marketing & Media
  • International Marketing
  • Women in Leadership
  • Advertising
  • Business Internship
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Economic Analysis
  • Sales Management for Hospitality
  • New Trends in Hospitality
  • International Business Law
  • Career Development


Please note that applying credits earned at CIBUs degree programs (accredited by ACICS) for admission to another institution is a decision exclusively made by the university or college to which the student applies. CIBU makes no representation whatsoever concerning the transferability of credits earned in the degree programs.

Students, who want to apply credits are encouraged to check transferability prior to applying for the bachelor and master programs.