Top-level executives and leaders seeking an educational challenge that will afford them tremendous personal and professional growth should look no further than a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
Saint Mary's rich learning environment encourages collaboration and in-depth conversations with your peers and you'll have the opportunity to explore your passions through research and reflection alongside highly regarded scholar-practitioners.
Regardless of your background in business, government, nonprofit, military, higher education, or something else, you'll find significant value in the breadth of perspectives represented and the skills you build can be immediately applied to your workplace. When you graduate with a doctorate from Saint Mary's, you'll feel well-prepared to advance in your field and use your expertise to positively impact organizational goals.
All Saint Mary's doctoral candidates in Business Administration enter with a master's degree and are encouraged to research their interests as they align with one of two specialization tracks: Management and Strategy or Business Economics and Finance. Each specialization track offers unique courses and degree requirements.
This blended program is offered at our Twin Cities Campus.
The DBA curriculum is designed to empower learners to become ethical leaders. The coursework falls under four areas: the Global Business Environment, Research Skills, the Internal Environment of Business, and Specialization courses. Students can specialize in Business Economics and Finance or Management and Strategy.
For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.
Applicants must submit:
Completed application form
Nonrefundable application fee
Official transcripts posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and an official transcript posting the applicant's completed master's degree
Other relevant official transcripts documenting potential transfer credits
International transcripts must be evaluated by a university-accepted evaluator
A reflective essay which includes a brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience, a description of the areas the applicant considers to be their strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities, and any personal information the applicant wishes to share
Two recommendations that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and/or academic ability
A current résumé listing educational background and work experience
Applicants with international transcripts may require an English language proficiency exam.
- Apply By
- Start Date
- Fall Semester 2020
- Fall Semester 2021
|Tuition:||$895 Per Credit|
|Dissertation Defense Fee:||$500|
The Saint Mary's Difference
The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.