Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program Fees

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Doctor of Business Administration Degree Program Fees
Application Fee
(Non-refundable after 7 days)
$ 75
Registration Fee
(Non-refundable after 7 days)
$100
STRF Fee* (non-refundable, CA residents only) $0
Per Course Fees
Tuition Fee
($500 per credit x 3 credits)
$1500 / course taken
Records Fee $200 per term
Per Course Fee Total: $1,700
Additional Fees
Transfer Credit Fee $ 75 / course (optional)
Original transcript No charge
Each additional transcript $ 25 (optional)
End of Program Fees
Graduate Diploma No charge
Replacement Diploma (Optional) $ 200
Replacement Cover (Optional) $ 100
Course Completion Letter $ 35 (optional)
   

Degree Program Total:

$34,175*

 

An application for the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program must include the following:

    • Application form
    • Application fee ($75)
    • One recent color photograph (digital is okay)
    • A scan of a current, government-issued photo ID
    • Official transcripts, licenses or certificates. The DBA program requires a Master's degree in business administration, in a functional area of business, non-profit management, public administration, a JD degree, or other degree relating to managerial functions from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education and/or CHEA, or by the government of the country in which the degree was awarded, and with an overall GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent from non-USA Institutions.  (Note: If the university does not routinely issue transcripts in English, original language records must be submitted with official English translations. We will accept translations issued by the university or by the following professional translation services: Accredited Language Services; Berlitz; Liaison Linguistics; Josef Silny & Associates; American Evaluation & Translation Services (AETS); and Education Evaluators International. Translations must be exact and complete versions of the original records.)
    • At least one course in each of the following: accounting, finance and economics. This requirement must be met before admission to the DBA program.
    • A resume documenting a minimum of 5 years of work or teaching experience in a relevant area of business

 

Non-native English speakers must demonstrate college-level proficiency by providing original documentation in one of the following ways:

  • Degree from an accredited institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
  • Transcript from an accredited institution indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit where the language of instruction was English (“B” average)
  • A minimum TOEFLscore of 550 PBT / 213 CBT/ 80 iBT.
  • A minimum TOEICscore of 800.
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
  • A minimum PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report) of 58.
  • A minimum BULATS Level 3 (60), accepted only for Cultura Inglesa in Brazil.
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
  • A minimum B2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge

 

Once your application materials have been approved, you will need to submit an Enrollment Agreement and tuition payment to complete the enrollment process.

Internet Access: All students are required to have access to a computer equipped with Internet access capabilities.

Entrance Examination: There is no entrance examination required for admission to Anaheim University.

Transfer Credits: Anaheim University will accept up to three graduate semester classes or 9 units awarded by another institution toward a DBA degree at Anaheim University. The entering student will be required to clearly demonstrate the equivalency of a transfer course through relevant documents (syllabus, catalog, course outline) and justify its acceptance through petition. No course will be considered for transfer with a grade lower than a “B” or its equivalent. Petitions are directed to the specific Dean for the affected program. There is a fee of $75 per course of credit transferred, and the overall program cost will be adjusted to reflect credit for the approved class(es). All petitions for transfer credit must be submitted as part of the student’s initial application to the University. Credits awarded as part of another degree will not be accepted for transfer.

Prior Experiential Credit: Anaheim University will not extend experiential credit to any student.

We currently do not accept students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Alaska, American Samoa, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Guam, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, N. Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Wisconsin, and Wyoming due to regulatory matters. For more information, please call our Vice President of Administrative Affairs at 714-772-3330

Anaheim University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program is comprised of 60 graduate credit hours beyond a completed MBA. The DBA program consists of 9 foundation courses in business administration and research, a qualifying exam which the student must pass at the end of the first year of study, 4 courses in the student’s chosen area of concentration, 2 elective courses, a comprehensive exam which the student must pass in order to advance to the dissertation phase, and a dissertation. Each course in the DBA program is three credit hours, with the exception of the final dissertation writing course.

Curriculum for the DBA with a concentration in Management:

Foundational Courses :

DBA 602 Intellectual Property  
DBA 605 International and Multinational Marketing  
DBA 615 Leadership in Global and Multicultural Organizations  
DBA 617 International Supply Chain Management  
DBA 625 Applied Research Methods - Qualitative & Quantitative  
DBA 627 Business Analytics  
DBA 629 Global Strategy & Innovation Management  
DBA 635 Transforming Systems through Adaptive Leadership  
DBA 645 Academic Research and Writing  

 

Management Core Courses :

DBA 613 Organizational Development and Change Management  
DBA 623 Human Resource Management Science  
DBA 633 Ethics in Business and Management  
DBA 640 International Business Law and Practice  

 

Elective Courses (Choose 1 in each of 2 of the other 3 concentrations):

International Business courses:
DBA 610 International Financial Management  
DBA 633 Ethics in Business Management  
DBA 640 International Business Law and Practice  
DBA 710 Seminar in International Business  
Sustainable Management courses:
DBA 611 Sustainable Lifecycle Management  
DBA 621 Sustainable Project Management  
DBA 651 Sustainable Accounting Management  
DBA 711 Seminar in Global Business Sustainability  
Entrepreneurship courses:
DBA 612 Creative Entrepreneurship  
DBA 613 Organizational Development and Change Management  
DBA 622 Entrepreneurial Funding  
DBA 632 Social Entrepreneurship  

 

Doctoral Dissertation Studies Courses :

DBA 820 Writing the Doctoral Dissertation Proposal  
DBA 850 Doctoral Dissertation Completion  

DBA Course Schedule 2024

Live online webcam seminars are 90 minutes; the first hour is led by the professor and the final half-hour is for student-led discussion. All times are California/Pacific Time. Please note the schedule is subject to change.

Term Term Dates Courses Offered Live Online Webcam Seminar Dates
1 January 2, 2024 -
February 12, 2024

DBA 635 Transforming Systems Through Adaptive Leadership

DBA 850 Dissertation

January 12, February 2
2 February 12, 2024 -
March 24, 2024

DBA 602 Intellectual Property

DBA 850 Dissertation

February 23, March 15
3 March 25, 2024 -
May 5, 2024

DBA 610 International Financial Management

DBA 850 Dissertation

April 5, April 26
4 May 6, 2024 -
June 16, 2024

DBA 640 International Business Law and Practice

DBA 850 Dissertation

May 17, June 7
5 June 17 -
July 28, 2024

DBA 710 Seminar in International Business

DBA 850 Dissertation

June 18, July 19
6 Aug 5 -
September 15, 2024

DBA 820 Writing the Doctoral Dissertation Proposal

DBA 850 Dissertation

August 16, September 6
7 September 16 -
October 27, 2024

DBA 850 Dissertation

 
8 October 28 -
December 8, 2024

DBA 850 Dissertation

 

 

 

Objectives

Upon completion of the DBA program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and interpret organizations operating in an increasingly global, diverse and technological environment.
  • Conduct original research of leadership principles, theories, and skills required to enhance organizational performance
  • Apply the concepts of ethical and sustainable leadership to manage change and optimize organizational performance.
  • Enhance leadership capacity of organizations in a variety of workplace settings.
  • Analyze organizational structures to assist in improving organizational performance.
  • Devise appropriate strategies for ongoing professional development and implementation of these strategies upon successful completion of the DBA.
  • Design and construct a publishable research project