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Doctor of Business Administration

St. Ambrose University offers a Doctor of Business Administration program in the Quad Cities that is designed to arm you with the skills and credentials necessary to move ahead in your career or pursue a college-level academic career or consulting opportunities.

Specifically, our Doctor of Business Administration courses reinforce your career opportunities in the following ways:

  • Increase your marketability in industry by developing your management expertise and business knowledge;
  • Provide you with credentials that enable you to pursue an academic or consulting career; and
  • Give you the opportunity to network with fellow students, which come from backgrounds in management, administration, teaching, consulting entrepreneurship

This DBA degree program offers courses in the evening to allow you to pursue your degree while working full-time. Depending on the pace at which you complete your Doctor of Business Administration courses, exams and dissertation, you can expect to finish in three to five years.

Principal Areas:

  • Management Courses
  • Core Research Courses
  • Comprehensive Exams and Dissertation

Upon completion of this rewarding and challenging DBA degree program, not only will you be able to contribute to your own organization at a higher level, but also to the management profession.

Why Choose SAU?

St. Ambrose University is committed to academic excellence, the liberal arts, social justice and service. In addition, we are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education to offer the DBA degree.

If you're considering earning your DBA degree, look no further than St. Ambrose University. Contact us today to learn more.

Why the DBA at St. Ambrose?

Why St. Ambrose?

Geared toward experienced managers and professionals who are interested in management, our program strengthens individuals' job performance, advances careers, and offers the credentials to pursue consulting or teaching careers.

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DBA Program


The 48 credit hour program consists of 12 courses, written and oral comprehensive exams and a dissertation.

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Student Experience

In the Doctor of Business Administration program, St. Ambrose University is invested in student success: from their time in class, to graduation, and even after.

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Career Impact

The DBA degree strengthens your ability to perform your current job and prepares you for advancement.

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