Success in business relies on a spirit of innovation, ingenuity and entrepreneurship. Getting there requires an education that emphasizes these key values and offers cutting-edge research and theory with a focus on practical, real-world applications.
The Doctorate in Business Administration with a Specialization in Strategic Leadership and Innovation from Concordia University Chicago, offered fully online, delivers on all of these fronts. Designed for professionals ready to become leaders in their field, the DBA in Strategic Leadership and Innovation focuses on managing change and providing quality leadership that meets the needs of 21st-century organizations.
Qualified leaders are in high demand in today’s rapidly evolving, highly competitive business world and within the modern health care industry. Earning a DBA prepares graduates to excel in these roles from the moment they earn their degree.
The Doctorate in Business Administration with a Specialization in Strategic Leadership and Innovation program requires 60 credit hours of online coursework, including a six-credit dissertation. Courses are eight weeks in duration, and students typically earn their DBA in three years.
Those who earn a DBA degree from Concordia University Chicago will be well prepared to take on leadership roles in business or health care organizations or to successfully launch a business of their own.
Salaries for business managers and leaders vary widely depending on the position and location. However, BLS data reveals that the median annual pay for top executives was $98,980 as of May 2021, and the top 10% earned upwards of $208,000 per year.
DBA graduates can expect to find employment opportunities:
In today’s competitive, global marketplace, the need for expertise in leadership is greater than ever. The need for ethical, socially responsible leaders is just as great. The online DBA program from Concordia University Chicago will prepare you to become a highly effective leader who drives positive change and sets the standard for other professionals industry-wide.
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|DBA 7000||The DBA Residency Experience 1||1|
|DBA 7020||The Global Leader: Social Responsibility and Ethical Decision Making||3|
|DBA 7901||Doctoral Research Design for Business||4|
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|DBA 7405||Accompanying Mentor Courseroom 2||1|
|DBA 7401||Mentor Courseroom 1||3|
|DBAL 7701||Strategic Leadership Thought||3|
|DBA 7406||Accompanying Mentor Courseroom 3||1|
|DBA 7605||Quantitative Data Analysis for Applied Business Research||3|
|DBA 7200||The DBA Residency Experience 2||1|
|RES 7700||Qualitative Research||3|
|DBA 7407||Accompanying Mentor Courseroom 4||1|
|DBA 7030||Strategy Formulation, Deployment & Innovation: A Global Perspective||3|
|DBA 7040||Global Business Operations||3|
|DBA 7402||Mentor Courseroom 2||3|
|DBAL 7702||Strategic Leadership Practice||3|
|DBA 7408||Accompanying Mentor Courseroom 5||1|
|DBA 7050||Business Analytics & Financial Decision Making||3|
|DBA 7300||The DBA Residency Experience 3||1|
|DBA 7403||Mentor Courseroom 3||3|
|DBA 7060||Global Concepts in Strategic Marketing||3|
|DBAL 7703||Disruptive Innovative Execution||3|
|DBA 7409||Accompanying Mentor Courseroom 6||1|
|DBA 8000||Dissertation 1||3|
|DBA 8010||Dissertation 2||3|
If there is no interruption in your course of study at Concordia University Chicago, you are guaranteed there will be no increase in tuition rates. Contact us to confirm the current tuition and fees for the online DBA program. Students who enroll in the program as a degree candidate are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.
Active-duty military service members, veterans and eligible dependents can take advantage of financial programs available to assist in paying for a college education. For more information, please visit our website.
To be considered for admission into the online DBA program at Concordia University Chicago, students must have earned a master’s degree with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Prospective students must complete the free online application and submit all required admission materials:
International applicants may be required to submit additional supporting materials, such as proof of English language proficiency, a copy of their passport and a foreign transcript evaluation from an approved credentialing service. For full requirements, visit the Admission & Tuition page.
There is no application fee and no GRE requirement to apply for the online DBA degree program at Concordia University Chicago.
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