Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Become a leading educator and professional with OKWU's DBA Program.




Complete your coursework in just 36 months — 100% online!

OKWU DBA program will prepare experienced professionals and academics to become senior executives, educators, and consultants. DBA graduates become “scholar-practitioners” who are able to provide meaningful contributions in either the classroom or the board room.

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Expertise and Specialization

A doctorate in business allows individuals to specialize in a specific business area, becoming subject matter experts in their field and gaining a deep understanding of advanced concepts and theories.

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Career Advancement

A doctorate in business can significantly enhance career prospects, opening doors to senior-level positions, leadership roles, and academic positions in universities and research institutions.

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Research and Analytical Skills

Doctoral programs emphasize rigorous research methodologies, equipping individuals with advanced analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for conducting in-depth research and contributing to advancing knowledge in their field.

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Career Path

DBA graduates benefit from enhanced opportunities in high-level positions and leadership roles. Some of those possible job titles include:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • VP of Operations
  • Executive Director
  • Training and Development Manager

Earn Your Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

“Earning a DBA from OKWU can set students up for either a career in academia or a senior role in the industry. Our program is user-friendly – 100% online – with optional virtual connection sessions each week so students can network, bond, and collaborate with other professionals throughout the program.”

– Dr. Wendel Weaver, Dean

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Complete your coursework in just 36 months

Why Pursuing a DBA Matters

A DBA is essential because it represents the highest level of education and expertise. It enables individuals to contribute to advancing knowledge through original research, shape business practices, and policies, and make significant contributions to academia, industry, and society. In addition, it opens doors to prestigious career opportunities, enhances critical thinking and analytical skills, and positions individuals as thought leaders and experts in their chosen areas of specialization. Ultimately, a doctorate in Business empowers individuals to make a meaningful impact and drive innovation in the dynamic and evolving business landscape.

The Advantage of Industry Experts

Elevate your education with the expertise of our distinguished faculty at the Chesapeake Energy School of Business. Our professors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to the classroom, holding advanced post-graduate degrees in their respective subject areas. Benefit from their practical and industry insights.

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Featured Core Classes

Issues in Marketing

This course clarifies the connections between a market-driven strategy, organizational and customer satisfaction, and profitable growth. By examining how strategic marketing approaches are developed and executed within both small and large organizations, students will be equipped to understand and create competitive advantages. The course will emphasize strategy development, implementation, and evaluation.

Issues in Accounting & Finance

This course bridges the conceptual foundations of accounting and finance with strategic implementation and considerations needs for the current marketplace. Introduction to seminal and current research in each area will be emphasized with the intended goal of applying this knowledge to solve contemporary problems facing business organizations.

Issues in Strategic Planning & Execution

In this course, students are introduced to classic theories of corporate strategy and then challenged to move beyond the mechanistic concepts, varied procedures, and tools that are widely used in organizational strategic planning. Emphasis will also be placed on the execution of strategies.

Cost Information

This 56-credit-hour degree will take approximately 36 months to complete and is available totally online. Apply today to learn more about the OKWU DBA.

Cost Total
Registration Fee $50
Graduation Fee $100
Technology Fee @ $65 per term $650
Total Tuition $44,744
Total Cost $45,544


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