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Online Doctor of Business Administration Degree

The Doctor of Business Administration at University of the Cumberlands is designed to be an applied doctorate for working professionals who are driven to lead and innovate. 

Leadership. Innovation. These qualities are big. But among the many benefits of having a doctorate in business administration, the biggest is this: It’s a career-changer. Our DBA program enables students to develop advanced levels of competency in conducting applied research and in the comprehension of theoretical and applied literature in the discipline.

This program has been designed for candidates who are already working in the areas of a business profession. These candidates cannot attend classes in a “traditional setting” on campus because their schedules have to accommodate participants’ or clients’ busy schedules, so their workday may span twelve hours or more. Recent MBA graduates will also be attracted to this program to make themselves more knowledgeable and marketable to future employers. With the planned course structure and rotation, a full-time student earning 24 credits per academic year may complete the Doctor of Business Administration program easily in three years, while a half-time student completing 12 credits per academic year may complete the program in five years.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, management occupations are on the rise – including more than 800,000 new jobs slated to open by 2026.  With the average median annual wage of more than $100,000; this is the highest wage of all major occupational groups, according to BLS data


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

In addition to the overall institutional accreditation statement above, the Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page. Please review our Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.


Are you ready for a DBA or Ph.D. in business? If you’ve been investigating business Ph.D. programs or looking for the best Doctor of Business Administration program around, University of the Cumberlands has the answer. Earn your advanced business degree in our convenient online format.  To learn more about how our online Doctor of Business Administration program can fit into your busy schedule, fill out the form on this page.

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