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Doctor of Business Administration

Build your Expertise in Business

If you want to reach your highest potential in business, the on-campus Doctor of Business Administration program at the California School of Management & Leadership (CSML) at Alliant International University in San Diego will give you the experience, expertise, and confidence to make your mark.

The DBA program delves deeply into subjects such as business practices, theories, and methodologies; research design; applied research; collaborative research; and others, all with a focus on technology and quantitative analysis. Upon graduation from the program, you'll be prepared to take a leadership position in the dynamic and multicultural world of business, no matter which industry you choose to transform.

An Advanced Degree Brings Advanced Opportunities

Even if you're already an expert in your field, your doctorate degree from a reputable business school validates and confirms your status as a working professional, business leader and subject matter expert. It can open doors to new opportunities, enhancing your skills, expanding your knowledge, and dramatically increasing your income, whether you choose to lead your own company, take the role of an executive within an organization, or strike out as an independent international business consultant.

Specialize Your Degree

Tailor your experience to fit your needs. You can choose to specialize your DBA by selecting a concentration in Management, Marketing, or Information and Data Science

Apply your Knowledge with Hands-On Training

Throughout the doctoral program, you will receive hands-on practical training with part-time work opportunities built into each academic course.

Doctor of Business Administration


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Take a Fast-Track from the Master program

Students who enroll in the master program at Alliant International University, can take up to 9 units of bridge courses in the DBA program as part of their master program upon approval. They can transfer these bridge courses with a B or above grade into their doctoral program.

The following Fast Tracks are available for DBA:

  1. From MBA to DBA
  2. From MS Data Analytics to DBA in Information and Data Science


Alliant is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is recognized by the US Department of Education. This program is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education across the country.

Program Length

Our DBA program works as follows: two years of coursework, followed by one-to-two years of dissertation research. All courses are scheduled in an 8-week term format with students taking 1-2 courses per term, reducing the need to balance multiple subjects at once. Click here for a sample course sequence and curriculum.


$1,174 per unit with a total of 60 units

Start Dates

Alliant has rolling enrollment with start dates in January, March, May, July, August, and October

Click here to start your application.

Doctor of Business Administration

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