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.
Why You'll Love Business Administration at Belhaven
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
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
- Corporate educator and trainer
- Corporate executive
- 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.
These rates are for August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.
|Per Credit Hour
|Doctor of Business Administration
|Active Military Discount, Graduate Program
|20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder
* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.
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.
- 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.
Each year, there is a face-to-face meeting for this program. You must attend this meeting in order to continue in the program.
Summer 2024 Digital Residency
- For All DBA students
- Friday July 19, 2024
Fall 2024 New Student Orientation (Digital)
- For New Domestic DBA students since January 2024.
- Saturday September 7, 2024
Spring 2025 New Student Orientation (Digital)
- For New Domestic DBA students since August 2024.
- TBA - January 2025
Summer 2025 Digital Residency
- For All DBA Students
- TBA - July 2025
Fall 2025 New Student Orientation (Digital)
- New Domestic DBA students since January 2025.
- TBA - September 2025
Verse of the Year
God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.