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Drive Organizations to Success

City University of Seattle’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed for professionals to develop advanced skills in organization interventional thinking, agile business practices, leadership, and critical thinking, while developing specialized business knowledge in the area of their choice.

This program offers you the flexibility to choose between online and on-site formats. With online coursework, you’ll be supported through a highly interactive teaching model that includes one hour every other week of live interaction with the professor and classmates via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. You can complete the program in three to four years.

  • Focus on Practicality and Implementation: Gain consultative and educational skills that can be directly applied to business, education, or organizational situations.
  • Quality of Instruction: Doctoral faculty are subject-matter experts who bring course content to life by providing relevant connections with difficult to grasp content.
  • Relevant & Flexible: 100% online course delivery with options for in-person residences fit professionals’ schedules to provide a work/school balance.
  • Fast-Track Options: Transfer up to 12 credits into your doctoral program to shorten your time of completion.

The Doctor of Business Administration will prepare you to:

  • Integrate leadership theories, business models, and ethical principles for improved operational performance.
  • Formulate business strategies that guide organizations to change and adapt to emerging global challenges.
  • Improve cultural competency, equity, diversity, and inclusion through leadership, governance, and policy.
  • Establish technology-oriented, project-based initiatives that transform organizations.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership, founded in research, that contributes to organizational and societal solutions.
  • Develop ethical leaders who incorporate social, economic, and environmental values into responsible business strategies.



Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


City University of Seattle is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1


Degree programs that fit your busy lifestyle. Faculty and staff that want you to succeed.


Expand your global perspectives in online and on-campus courses with students from all around the world.


Join the 60,000+ alumni who have graduated from City University of Seattle since 1973.