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DBA – Doctor of Business Administration

Redefine the Business Industry Through Your Calling.

Regent University’s fully online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is for those who want to be prepared for executive positions or consulting by applying business theories and concepts to the complex realities of business operations. This program examines business operations and strategies that effectively renew and transform organizations while giving you a competitive edge. You can also gain advice on career choice, networking skills and professional development from seasoned business professionals through the Executive Mentor Program.

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August 19, 2024

Advance Your Career

Gain the expertise to lead within and transform various sectors of the business world.

Influence the Culture

Integrate advanced business practices with a Christ-centered worldview.

Learn from the Best

Receive mentorship from faculty who hold the highest degrees in their field and seasoned business professionals through the Executive Mentor Program.

Align Yourself With Excellence Through Regent’s Doctor In Business Administration

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Our programs have also been recognized among the Top 5 Best Graduate Online Business (Non-MBA) Programs in Virginia for 9 consecutive years (2015-23).

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing your DBA, you can:

  • Commit to a continuous search for innovative ideas that reengineer approaches to business.
  • Increase theoretical understanding, reflective inquiry, and innovative applications of business disciplines.
  • Better serve as a senior Christian business executive and scholar in the global economy.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior Business Executive
  • Senior Marketing Executive
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Senior Finance Executive or Senior Accounting Executive
  • Consultant
  • University Business Faculty Member
  • Entrepreneur or Business Owner
  • C-Suite Administrator

Through its applied multidisciplinary approach, you will effectively analyze business theory and practice to lead others to success at the corporate level.

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You can become grounded in theory and research to strategize innovative, world-changing approaches to business.

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You can gain the necessary evidence-based skills for effective business leadership strategies and become a servant-leader in your field.

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Be prepared to lead within financial institutions & wealth management firms, or become a leader in financial planning.

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Learn effective strategies for business practices and overseeing people and resources preparing you for senior-level positions or to educate.

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Become an expert communicator and lead the conversation of ethical and strategic marketing tactics.

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Gain a business-perspective to advanced leadership theory and practice along with become prepared for high-levels of leadership.

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This program is a minimum of 54 credit hours in length, with 33 credit hours of core courses, 12 credit hours of concentration courses and 9 credit hours of final doctoral project work. The core courses are outlined as follows:

Students explore the components of a Christian Worldview and its impact on the discovery and use of contemporary business theory and practice. Topics include personal and organizational spirituality, biblically based components of relational behaviors in business dyads, teams, and organizations. The course is interdisciplinary drawing on the disciplines of exegetical study of Scripture, psychology, sociology, organizational behavior, and team development.
Covers microeconomic theories of the firms, consumer behavior, resource allocation, capital theory, theories of choice under risk and uncertainty, competitive and non-competitive markets.
Concepts in accounting and financial management. Accounting issues include financial statement reporting, revenue and expense determination and classification of assets. Financial management concepts include capital budgeting and capital sources, equity and bond valuation, working capital management and cost of capital.
Practitioners will examine relationship between owners, managers and stakeholders. Firms may be owner-operated or manager-operated. For manager-operated firms agency issues will be considered from the perspective of owners, senior managers and junior managers. The class also considers the monitoring role of shareholders, boards of directors and external government regulators. The class integrates Judeo-Christian faith principles on leadership, and agency principals of the Christian worldview evident in the bible from Genesis chapter 1 through the New Testament great commission mandate and admonition to do business until the return of Jesus.
Understanding of global issues and the significance of global leadership competencies.
Effective decision-making, using data, analysis, and systematic reasoning to improve efficiency, risk-management, and profits.
Students explore the intersection of marketing and communication as both relate to understanding customers’ decision-making, consumer behavior, businesses product development, and customers’ brand loyalty. Foci include empathetic thinking about customers, design thinking in product development, human machine interface, sustainability, and the role of marketing research in forecasting demand and production operations.
Students will be exposed to different business ethics theories and legal frameworks for investigating issues, including, corporate moral agency, corporate social responsibility, theories of values, and corporate governance.
Students will be challenged to develop their own bibliology of leading in an evolving business landscape. The curriculum will include a review of current literature and best practices in critical emerging areas including disruptive technologies, sustainable business practices, crisis management, and fostering a learning organization by building organization capital.
Strategic leaders’ future orientation as they assess emerging changes in an organization’s external environment, market diversities, competitive complexities, resource changes, socio-political shifts, and across technological discontinuities.
The foundations of quantitative research methods. Topics include research questions and hypotheses, types of research designs, sampling techniques, variables and measurements, reliability and validity, data collection methods, and types of statistical analyses.

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

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Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

“To pursue your degree, you do have to make sacrifices. But, you can get through it, and most importantly, you don't have to compromise your principles.”

David Segovia, MBA, 2015

“I have had an extensive career of over 25 years in healthcare. This opportunity is a result of God’s favor and my recently obtained degree. I am very excited and grateful for the doors already opening as a result of my time at Regent.”

Lois Anderson, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2021 Organization Development Consultant, Capital Region Health, University of Maryland Medical System

“Regent has equipped me to live out loud on a deeper level, including the solid biblical teaching in every class as preparation for how to apply God’s word to any circumstance or work situation.”

Keshia Brown, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2020 Physician Assistant, Jordon & Associates OB/GYN; Entrepreneur

“I completed Regent's MBA program entirely online on my own time. The professors were great at working with me to help me succeed. I am a proud alum of Regent University, ready to take the knowledge and skills I've learned in this program and further my career.”

Drew Friedrich, Master of Business Administration, '22

“I am grateful for the mentorship I've received, which has been a transformative experience in my professional and personal growth. My mentor generously dedicated time to support and inspire me, offering invaluable perspectives that encouraged me to think outside the box. This guidance was crucial in helping me navigate my career options and prepare effectively for the job market. The mentorship program connected me with a professional who was genuinely interested in my success and also provided a platform for continuous learning and development. This experience has equipped me with practical tools and insights. I am deeply appreciative of this mentorship and the lasting impact it has had on my life.”

Iyad Arusi, MBA, 2023 Mentee