Answer Your Call to Lead

Develop your leadership strategies and strengths — along with your analytical and research skills — by earning the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the accredited and top-ranked Belhaven University School of Business.

​​This affordable online degree prepares you to serve in executive roles across a variety of business sectors. ​The 60-hour program incorporates a 12-credit hour research dissertation along with a blend of online learning and a brief on-campus residency.​​

You reinforce your business principles with a Christian worldview and learn new ways to solve problems challenging today’s leaders. Plus, you learn from caring and expert faculty members who offer real-world experience.

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Why You'll Love Business Administration at Belhaven

Top Business School

Colleges of Distinction recognizes us as a top Christian business school. The honor is based on faculty and program quality, a commitment to offering you real-world experience, and alumni job placement.


Because our school produces high-quality graduates, we have strong connections with leaders across multiple industries. You have amazing networking opportunities ranging from career fairs to guest lectures and more.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

Caring Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in their fields, and they’re dedicated to helping you understand complex subjects. They know you by name, and they push you to succeed at the highest level.

100% Online

With one week on campus in the summer allowing you to work and take classes

7 Week Terms

Complete your classes and accomplish your goals quickly

6 Specializations

Concentrate your knowledge with one of our 12-hour specializations

1883 Founding Date

Our rich heritage of excellent educational opportunities spans nearly 140 years

What Can You Do with a Business Administration Degree?

  • Business professor
  • Consultant
  • Corporate educator and trainer
  • Corporate executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Market research analyst

What Do You Learn?

  • Advanced managerial communications
  • Contemporary issues in business ethics
  • Emerging issues in global information technology
  • Emerging issues in marketing
  • Human resource management
  • Leadership in organizations
  • Management science and analysis
  • Research design and methods
  • Research statistics

School of Business: Verified Excellence

Belhaven’s business school is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Why is this important?

Knowing the School of Business is accredited by the IACBE tells you that Belhaven voluntarily holds itself to a set of quality standards and is willing to allow outside business experts come to campus and verify Belhaven is doing what we say we are doing. Belhaven’s commitment to the accreditation process benefits you because it ensures you will be provided a quality education.

Business Administration: What You’ll Study

Applying to Belhaven’s online programs is quick and easy. We’ll need a couple supporting documents — things like transcripts from any other school you’ve attended. When you have gathered those, just complete our online application form.

How to Apply

These rates are for August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2023.

Program Per Credit Hour
Doctor of Business Administration $595
Active Military Discount, Graduate Program $375
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $476

These rates are for August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.

Program Per Credit Hour
Doctor of Business Administration $605
Active Military Discount, Graduate Program $375
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $484

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

DBA: More Information

To enroll in the DBA program, you must hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a graduate degree with fundamental courses in accounting, finance, and statistics from a regionally accredited college or university. You must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in your graduate program.

You must also submit:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A resume
  • A professional goal statement, which includes your career goals, your area of interest, and how your professional experience and academic background make you an ideal candidate for doctoral study

Each year, there is a face-to-face meeting for this program. You must attend this meeting in order to continue in the program.

Meet the Dean

Dr. Brett Andrews

Dean of the School of Business


Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

Verse of the Year

Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.

Matthew 7:24