Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

The Chapman Graduate School of Business offers a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA). This program is offered as a track under the Ph.D. degree and is designed for working senior-level professionals who desire to achieve a doctoral degree in business while continuing their work responsibilities and careers. The DBA will equip you with practical oriented research to fulfill leadership or other strategic responsibilities. You will obtain the advanced knowledge to address, change and quickly solve complex business issues.

In addition to sharpening your critical and analytical skills, the DBA will equip you with the tools to advance your career in leadership and management at the executive levels of business. The DBA represents the highest level of academic achievement in business administration.

The FIU DBA program is a rigorous educational opportunity provided by leading academic researchers within the field of business administration. Our program is offered at FIU Downtown on Brickell, an epicenter of international business. Students in the DBA program will learn to apply advanced business theory, analytics, and finely-honed research and quantitative skills.

  • Non-resident program
  • Hybrid face-to-face and online education
  • 75 credit hours
  • 3 year curriculum
  • Flexibility combining your work, family and intellectual pursuits

Upon completion of the DBA program, executives will possess top-level understanding of the unique challenges facing both the public and private business sectors in today’s marketplace.

This is not another step in your career path. The FIU DBA is the launchpad for executives and business leaders to lead change initiatives and transform their field of business.



We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2023. Apply Now!


Program housed in a R1 university (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education


U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges: #3 in international business programs

  • DBA program aims to integrate the theory and practice of business with the context of current issues that the business world faces.
  • DBA program will help candidates develop proficiency in applied research by improving their methodological and analytical skills.

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