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Doctor of Business Administration

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At a Glance

Advance your research skills and professional management practices, processes and programs with Athabasca University’s online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

Q: Why take the Doctor of Business Administration?


AU’s online DBA is the ideal next step for experienced managers and senior leaders who hold an MBA (or an equivalent master’s degree), and want to combine advanced management theory and practice with practical research that will make a difference in today’s complex business environment.

Q: How long would it take to complete?


Finish this program in as little as 3 years of study. You can take up to 7 years to complete all requirements.

The expected normal completion time is 4–5 years.

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