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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:

  • Analyze and assess the current state of an organization
  • Develop effective business strategies that guide organizations to change and adapt to future challenges
  • Evaluate complex organizations and how they can appropriately serve their stakeholders
  • Recognize the social and economic value of responsible business strategies as ethical business leaders of the future
  • Utilize project-oriented approaches to lead organizations with innovation and vision
  • Conduct data-driven business analyses and interventions founded in accepted research methodologies to improve operational performance
  • Design and conduct significant and unique research projects that contribute to the knowledge of the business administration field



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


Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


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


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.