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Doctor of Business Administration


Why the DBA at St. Ambrose?

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The Doctor of Business Administration program at St. Ambrose University transforms students from business practitioners into management scholars.

Geared toward experienced managers and professionals who are interested in management, the program strengthens individuals' job performance, advances their careers in organizations, and offers the credentials for those pursuing consulting or teaching careers.

Our faculty

Dedicated and knowledgeable faculty members are committed to student success.

The DBA degree program is a unique opportunity for working professionals to earn a doctorate degree in a face-to-face classroom environment. Students gain a greater understanding of organizational strategy and company performance, a deeper comprehension of human behavior in organizations and further develop their critical thinking and analytical skills.

The curriculum bridges academic and business worlds by addressing real challenges facing students and their companies.

Only at Ambrose
  • Coursework and class discussions emphasize ethical research and scholarship.
  • Students with diverse backgrounds broaden perspectives in the classroom. Men and women from a wide variety of professions and in various career stages make up our classes. International students, from countries as far away as Indonesia and China, provide further insight on management issues.
  • Dissertations are more than just research projects. Students have used what they learned in class to benefit their own companies through analyzing mentoring programs, employee performance, and quality initiatives.
  • Students experience a spirit of cooperation and generosity in our program and on campus, which reflects the quality of life in the Quad Cities.