Admission and Application

At Ambrose, we understand that enrolling in graduate school is an investment personally, professionally, and financially. All of us in the Doctor of Business Administration program are ready to help you through the admissions process.

The following are requirements that must be fulfilled before your application will be considered by our Admissions Committee:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Written statement of career goals: Briefly describe your educational and professional goals and the way in which you think the DBA program will help you accomplish them.
  • Current résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation. Each reference should send the letter directly to St. Ambrose University. At least one letter should be from an employer who is qualified to discuss your professional skills. At least one letter should be from a professor who is able to comment on your performance and ability to pursue doctoral studies.
  • A minimum of one (and up to three) written scholarly projects done in previous collegiate work as testimony to scholarship.
  • Official transcripts to be forwarded directly from all colleges and universities previously attended. A master's degree in business, management, economics, accounting, or a related but acceptable field from an accredited educational institution is required. If the master's degree is in an area outside of business, it may be necessary to complete relevant business coursework prior to entrance in the DBA Program.
  • TOEFL for international students. For candidates from non-English speaking countries, the TOEFL score will be required.
  • A personal interview.

All materials should be submitted to:

Doctor of Business Administration Program
College of Business
St. Ambrose University
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803


Monica Forret, PhD, Program Director

Doctor of Business Administration
Ambrose Hall 304
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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