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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)


International business today is evolving at an impressive rate. Business leaders are seeking colleagues, partners, and educators with a higher level of skill than ever before. Verbal and written competencies, technical and technological abilities, and advanced interpersonal and management skills are vital to the leaders of industry today. These sophisticated and highly-sought-after skills are not developed automatically. They require a degree of the highest level, a doctorate.

The skills you will acquire with the DBA program will prepare you to make logical and relevant connections between classroom learnings and real-world operational effectiveness. Developing the ability to perform sophisticated and relevant research will give you deeper insights, sharper senses, and greater abilities to distinguish between what is merely important and what is critical. Leadership skills require a confidence of knowledge and abilities that cannot be acquired without rigorous training.

Why Earn a DBA?

Earning a doctor in business administration will equip you with a working knowledge based on the latest business research, theories and trends. The degree signals to employers that you have a sophisticated proficiency in business and a commitment to personal and organizational growth. A DBA demonstrates a desire to apply high-level business education to solve problems and seek solutions in the workplace.

With a DBA, you open up a range of new professional opportunities in a variety of industries and settings including a consultant for government or the private or non-profit sector, management, entrepreneur, education administrator or faculty.

Franklin University

The University of Opportunity


Franklin University is a private non-profit university founded in 1902 in Columbus, Ohio. Its primary goal is to serve the needs of adult students who have the ambition to continue their education. Franklin is the second-largest private university in Ohio with over 45,000 alumni serving in communities across the world. Franklin is a leader in online learning and offers flexibility to its students who want to study full-time, part-time, in the evenings, and in various locations across the Midwest USA.  Franklin’s accredited programs include degrees in arts, science and technology, business programs, health and public administration at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate level. The four cornerstones of Franklin’s education philosophy are to ensure academic quality, provide access to education opportunities, adapt to the needs of the students, and respond to changes in society, professions, and the business community.

Admissions Requirements

  • Masters degree (M2) + 5 years related work experience
  • GPA 3.0 or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of English, verbal and written skills
  • Adequate technical ability for online learning