Online Doctorate of Business Administration

Credit Hours
Avg. Completion

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 6 credits



Online DBA Degree

The TUW DBA degree developing adaptable leaders for ever-changing global work environments.

Touro University Worldwide’s (TUW) Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to solve real-world issues in an industry, lead in top executive positions, advance careers, and address the complexities of today’s business landscape with vision, knowledge, and clarity. Students hone their skills through application and engagement in scholarly and professional activities commensurate with the doctoral level.

The program will give students a comprehensive understanding of the theories and research needed to expand competencies in their current and/or future careers, as they face the challenges and the evolving demands of today’s complex business environments.

Become a more confident, innovated leaders in an ever-changing global work environments!

Research Project vs. Dissertation for the Contemporary Business Leader

TUW’s Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) does not require a traditional dissertation. Instead, by the end of the program, you will develop a research-based doctoral project in any business and/or managerial topic of your choice that prepares YOU as the subject matter expert and thought leader in YOUR area of interest.  Your topics may include but not be limited to finance, technology, accounting, healthcare management, human resources, international/global business, leadership, marketing, nonprofit management, real estate, strategic management, supply chain and more within any industry.

Your faculty are doctoral level scholar-practitioners with a wealth of subject matter expertise in all disciplines within Business Administration and leadership and actively involved in their own professional work and/or research areas of interest. Toward the end of your program, you will be able to select from this vast field of subject matter experts to provide guidance and support in your specialized area of interest for your research project and successfully complete the program.

The TUW Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is offered 100% online, and can be achieved while working full-time. Open to all qualified students, this program is carefully designed to work well for busy professionals and working adults just like you. New advances in educational technology enable you to take your courses to fit the way you live and work, even when you travel. All you need is a computer and Internet connection to participate in the virtual classroom.

What makes the online Doctorate of Business Administration degree at TUW different?

  • 100% online
  • No residency required
  • No GRE required
  • Accelerated admissions process
  • Affordable tuition

Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.

The TUW Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) has several unique features:

  • Faculty themselves are scholar-practitioners with subject matter expertise, actively involved in their own professional work and/or research areas of interest in multiple fields such as accounting, human resource management, finance and more.
  • Curriculum design is directly applicable to the total business environment which allows you to excel in a variety of global industries in your area of interest.
  • The unique pedagogy in an online delivery method provides you the flexibility to conveniently advance your education while maintaining busy schedules and family life.

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Program Benefit

The program is designed to:

  • Provide students with the professional skills and tools to design evidence-based business and managerial solutions in their professional area of expertise.
  • Provide a doctoral level environment that includes faculty research guidance, technology and learning opportunities that lead to successful industry scholar practitioners in business
  • Provides a support system dedicated to student success at the Doctoral level.

Tuition Information

TUW’s tuition for the Doctorate of Business Administration is $700 per semester credit unit.

Your employer may offer a tuition assistance program so speak with your human resource representative to find out if financial support is available to you. A TUW Tuition Assistance Counselor is available to you in order to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.



Program Requirements

The program includes several steps. The first steps are courses in theory, research and putting theory to practice. Upon completion of the required courses, the student begins the phase of Doctoral Research Project Proposal and Research Project. Each student will work with a faculty dissertation chair and committee in completion of the proposal and Research Project phase. To personalize their academic journey for greater outcomes, students will chose a topic to help them focus their research activities and allow for skill development that helps conduct applied research resulting in real-world solutions.

For additional information , please visit the TUW Catalog.

Admissions Requirements 

Students seeking to enroll in Touro University Worldwide’s Doctorate of Business Administration program must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  1. Have earned a Master’s degree from an accredited institution. If the degree was awarded oversees, it must be from an institution that is approved by the Ministry of Education.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.4 in the accredited Master’s Program

Students, who meet the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled at TUW:

  1. Submit an application to the University. (Click here to apply)
  2. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. (See Foreign Credit for additional information.)
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation: one from someone familiar with the prospective student’s academic work; and a professional reference from someone who has supervised the prospective student in a work environment (preferably the current supervisor, excluding family members ).
  4. Submit a Doctoral Entrance Essay:
    The entrance essay is an essential part of the Doctoral Program and serves as the initial component of the student’s research portfolio.
    The entrance essay takes the form of a narrative presenting candidates’
    • biography,
    • career plan, and
    • goals in pursuing the doctorate at Touro University Worldwide.

The Doctoral Admissions Committee will evaluate the essay. Committee members seek evidence regarding critical qualities and abilities including:

  • Motivation, maturity of judgment, and creativity;
  • Evidence of a sound personal agenda that includes achievable personal and professional objectives;
  • Awareness of intellectual strengths as well as skills needing development;
  • Awareness of program requirements
  • Proficiency with standard written English including the ability to express concepts and communicate meaning in concise writing

The Doctoral Entrance Essay components should include the following:

  1. Biographical Component
    Earlier learning experiences, both formal and informal, should be described. Characterize in terms of the nature and general outcome prior study, related work experience, and participation in scholarly research (if any).
  2. Career Plan Component
    Explain how a doctoral-level education fits with stated career plan and goals. How will doctoral study, in conjunction with background and interests, further those goals?
  3. Goals in Pursuing the Doctorate
    Briefly discuss why the reasons for enrolling in doctoral study at Touro University Worldwide, including but not limited to:

    1. The reasons for selecting the TUW program rather than another doctoral program;
    2. The particular goals anticipated to be attained through completion of the doctoral curriculum;

Proposed topics being considered for the dissertation.

WSCUC Accreditation

Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.