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San Francisco Bay Area Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Degree in Business Administration
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The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda) focuses on the behavioral aspects of organizations and on practical business applications. It can provide the education and skills valued by contemporary businesses, and positions graduates for increasing responsibility and career advancement. One of the highest degrees offered in the field, the DBA program can prepare graduates to lead organizational change.
The first step toward earning your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, for those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.
About the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Degree at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area
The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a 60-credit hour degree program designed to help you build upon your master’s level competencies, skills, and knowledge. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)*, the program consists of five research foundation courses, six core courses, four concentration courses, one elective course, and 12 credit hours of dissertation study.
The doctoral research segment of the Doctor of Business Administration program may focus on either traditional dissertation research or an applied business research project. In addition to a general DBA designation, the program offers concentration options in Management, Marketing, Accounting, and International Business. A customized professional concentration option for industry and academic professionals is also offered.
Scheduled to enable busy professionals to balance the demands of career, family, and school, coursework is offered in a blended format, with students studying online and meeting two weekends during each 7.5-week course. Students are taught and mentored by accomplished, award-winning faculty. Small class sizes and a diverse student body combine to create a stimulating, collaborative learning environment.What knowledge and skills can I gain from completing the Doctor of Business Administration Program?
Students can learn and develop a variety of skills, including qualitative and quantitative research skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and extensive knowledge of concepts, issues, and practices within their chosen concentration areas. They also can develop strong interpersonal relationship and conflict resolution skills, as well as leadership abilities that prove valuable within groups, organizations, and companies.
Students have an opportunity to participate in on-campus business networking and entrepreneurial events, as well as management and leadership workshops.What career opportunities are there for graduates who earn their Doctor of Business Administration degree?
As a DBA graduate of Argosy University, you’ll have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and professional skills required to compete for a wide variety of executive and management positions in corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government or educational institutions.
Graduates are well positioned to compete for such leadership positions as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, college and university faculty, Controller, Dean of Business, Director of Human Resources, General Manager, Operations Manager, Marketing Manager, Treasurer and Financial Officer, Training and Development Specialist, and General Management or Human Resources Consultant.
Other career paths include teaching advanced courses in finance, business administration, marketing and economics for universities, professional business schools, and community colleges. Professionals with a DBA may also perform financial analytics, conduct business research, or write for business publications, educational textbooks, and online business media.How to Apply
The first step toward earning your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree is to apply today. You’ll work with an Admissions team that is fully prepared to answer your questions and assist you through the application process. You can learn more about financial aid options, for those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.
**The following programs at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org.): Associate of Science in Business Administration (ASBA); Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Management, and Customized Professional; Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Science in Management (MSM); Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM); Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL); Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), with concentrations in Accounting, Global Business Sustainability, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing. The following programs have been excluded by Argosy University for accreditation by ACBSP: Master of Public Administration (MPA); Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership (EdDOL).