Commencement - May 3 & 4

Plan for your visit to campus to celebrate your graduate. All event details are located HERE

The online doctorate in business administration (DBA) program at University of the Cumberlands was recently ranked as the best in the nation. Rankings were determined based on cost, student-to-faculty ratio, and the availability of helpful resources for students, among other categories. To view the full ranking list, visit

Cumberlands’ DBA program can be completed entirely online in three years and is offered at a competitive price point. The program requires 66 credit hours. Per the website, the program’s curriculum “emphasizes teaching students how to apply business theory to problems they’re likely to face in the business or corporate world… This practical approach is ideal for business managers and executives who have significant leadership and strategic responsibilities, and who are looking for a program that allows them to continue working full-time without any campus visit requirements.”

Students pursuing an online DBA at University of the Cumberlands have the option to specialize in seven areas, including accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare administration, marketing, project management, and strategic management. For more information, visit

The online DBA program at Cumberlands began in recent years as a response to growing market demand. Per Cumberlands’ website, three major benefits of obtaining a DBA degree are the increased job opportunities (management occupations are on the rise, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics), a return on investment (management jobs pay the highest median salary of all occupational groups), and industry-leading expertise (the classes provide practice at solving challenges for modern businesses).

University of the Cumberlands offers rolling admissions for its online DBA program. To apply, visit