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Doctor of Business Administration for Management and Instruction (DBA)

Exceed your professional and educational goals with a DBA degree in Management and Instruction.

It's time to advance! Whether you are preparing for advanced executive positions, or you want to pass on your knowledge through teaching and consulting, this is the program for you. The online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) for Management and Instruction offers high quality curriculum that is relevant for today's business leader. 

You have your graduate degree and more than enough business experience. You are ready to teach others what you know; but want to make sure you are fully equipped with the tools, skills, and technology to do it well. Our online DBA degree will encourage, equip and empower you to live a purpose-driven life that transforms businesses and communities in a changing, global marketplace. 


Program Start Date

Monday, January 11, 2021

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Those who might be interested

  • Professors
  • Research Analysts
  • Product Managers
  • Business Developers
  • Business/Training Consultants
  • Accountants


At a Glance


Admission Requirements for the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • An earned master degree in education or related field from an institution that is fully accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or a comparable degree from an international institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4-point scale. Masters in related field must be approved by the School of Business Graduate Review Committee.
  • Be in good standing at all previous institutions of higher learning. Students who, for academic or disciplinary reasons, are not eligible to register in the college or university last attended will not be admitted for graduate study.
  • A statement of purpose essay.
  • Official reports of satisfactory test scores no older than five years from the date of application. These may be either GRE, GMAT, or MAT.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • Submission of two professional references with one of the references from current supervisor
  • Resume
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in business or a related field.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet the official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 83 (computer test), or demonstrate equivalent evidence of proficiency in English, such as an overall band score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS test.

If you have any questions regarding admission requirements for your degree program, please contact an admissions representative at 877-644-5557 or .

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In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Southern Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The university reserves its right to operate as a church-related institution and to develop policies consistent with the religious tenets of its sponsoring denomination, The Wesleyan Church.

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