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 doctoral 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 all while taking convenient courses online.​​

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

7-week courses, taught year-round

7 Week Terms

Complete your classes and accomplish your goals quickly

5 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, 2024 through July 31, 2025.

Program Per Credit Hour
Doctor of Business Administration $625
Active Military Discount, Graduate Program $375
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $500

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.

This program has a Dissertation Fee of $650.

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

DBA: More Information

To be admitted to the DBA program, you must have earned a master's degree (preferably an MBA) from a regionally-accredited college/university with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher. Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 - 3.39 may be accepted with additional documentation. Applicants with a GPA below a 3.0 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Documentation:

  • A professional resume
  • A Goals Statement in which you describe your career goals and how earning the Belhaven DBA will help you achieve those goals.

Summer 2024 Virtual Residency

  • For All DBA students
  • Friday July 19, 2024

Fall 2024 New Student Orientation (Virtual)

  • For New Domestic DBA students since January 2024.
  • Saturday September 7, 2024

Spring 2025 New Student Orientation (Virtual)

  • For New Domestic DBA students since August 2024.
  • TBA - January 2025

Summer 2025 Virtual Residency

  • For All DBA Students
  • TBA - July 2025

Fall 2025 New Student Orientation (Virtual)

  • New Domestic DBA students since January 2025.
  • TBA - September 2025

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

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13