Business Administration


Doctorate Degree


Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    56
  • Cost Per Unit
    $897
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $50k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    36
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited

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Doctor of Business Administration



Overview

Take an active role in creating innovative, sustainable solutions in today's global business environment which faces ongoing, complex, and an increasing rapid pace of change.

The online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at California Baptist University Online & Professional Studies is designed to develop innovative leaders who seek to maximize impact in public, private, and non-profit organizations. Created for the working adult, the 56-unit online Doctorate in Business Administration, including dissertation, can be completed in three years. Students will focus on one online class every eight weeks. Curriculum and courses are designed to meet the needs of professionals tasked in responding to today's global business environment and provides advanced training in professional management, human resources, marketing, and other business-related fields. The program helps students attain the insights and skills that are needed to advance to executive or professional leadership positions.

Graduates of the online Doctorate in Business Administration program will acquire the tools needed to synthesize their theoretical foundation, carry out timely and relevant applied research, and immediately apply creative and actionable plans to solve existing problems. Through these activities, online Doctor of Business Administration program graduates will be able to improve the quality of their business decisions and foster an environment of performance excellence to advance their competitiveness in a global business environment while conducting themselves in accordance with the highest ethical standards.

Program Highlights

  • 56 unit program

  • Complete in as little as 3 years including dissertation

  • Cohort model allows for students to progress together through coursework and dissertation process

  • Eight-week online course format

  • Outstanding credentialed faculty with public, non-profit and private sector professional experience

  • Financial aid available for those who qualify

 

Student Testimonials

The online Doctor of Business Administration degree program is designed to take students through a journey that embraces personal, professional, and spiritual transformation. Students graduating from the program will be equipped to address issues in a global context, with the ethical standards of a Christian heritage. In addition, students will leave the program with the capacity to self-reflect, think critically, lead and engage others, and make effective decisions.

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This program is not currently accredited by ACBSP. We will apply for accreditation once we reach eligibility requirements.

Course Requirements

Program Requirements (50 units)

Foundations of Organization and Management

Foundations of Organization and Management

This course examines classical and contemporary organizational theories as a foundation for academic thought within the program. Students will explore the historical development of organizational theory and develop frameworks of academic reasoning and strategic approaches within organizations and management. Students will apply organizational and management theory to current business practices. Topic areas may include organizational structure, culture, decision-making, power, and change.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2020
BUS710 BE Session 1
08/31/2020
10/25/2020
Online N/A N/A Putulowski, Joe R.
Ethics in Organizations and Management

Ethics in Organizations and Management

In this course, students will learn to identify, analyze, and apply biblical principles to solve ethical issues experienced by organizations and management. Topics covered may include the legal and ethical environment of business, leadership, marketing ethics, labor practices, consumer protection, and use of information technology. Prerequisite: BUS710.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2020
BUS720 BE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Staff
Financial Analysis for Decision Making

Financial Analysis for Decision Making

This course provides both a framework for and the tools necessary to analyze, evaluate, and interpret financial information. Content explored will impart an increased knowledge and understanding of the role of an ethical financial decision maker by examining the dichotomy between the objectives and incentives of the preparers and users of financial statements. Students will analyze financial information to assess the firm's financial and business strategy and determine how those choices reflect the underlying economics of the firm. Prerequisite: BUS775.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2021
BUS730 AE Session 2
03/01/2021
04/25/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Applying Economic Theory to Business

Applying Economic Theory to Business

This course offers theoretical and applied approaches to economic problems in business. Students will develop the decision making skills and knowledge required to make efficient managerial decisions given different environments and situations, while applying micro and macroeconomic theory. Prerequisite: BUS730.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2020
BUS740 AE Session 1
05/04/2020
06/28/2020
Online N/A N/A Stauffer, Robert G.
Summer 2021
BUS740 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
International Business in Global Markets

International Business in Global Markets

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to analyze theories of business and develop decision making strategies within the global environment. A special emphasis is given to the phenomena of globalization of markets and its implication for firms within a Christian worldview. The course also examines the cultural, social, legal, political, financial, and geographic dimensions of the global marketplace. Prerequisite: BUS740.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2020
BUS750 AE Session 2
06/29/2020
08/23/2020
Online N/A N/A Berliner, Thomas H.
Summer 2021
BUS750 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Quantitative Research Methods

Quantitative Research Methods

This course examines quantitative methods and designs. Areas of focus for the course include measurement collection, data sampling, research design, and analysis methods for testing research questions. Various statistical methodologies are assessed and applied to business research using statistical software. Prerequisite: BUS750.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2020
BUS760 AE Session 1
08/31/2020
10/25/2020
Online N/A N/A Ivy, Maurice
Spring 2022
BUS760 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Data Analysis and Interpretation

Data Analysis and Interpretation

The purpose of this course is to introduce the principles and methods for descriptive and inferential statistics. The course will focus on understanding how descriptive and inferential calculations can be applied to effectively interpret data. Descriptive analysis covered will include measures of central tendency, variability, relationships, basic distributions. Inferential analysis covered includes chi-square, ANOVA, regression; the analysis of variance covariance, and multivariate data. Students will be required to utilize statistical software. Prerequisite: BUS765.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
BUS762 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Strategic Marketing

Strategic Marketing

This course examines key topics influencing the development of marketing strategy within the corporate arena. Students will analyze current literature in the field relating to contemporary marketing theories and may include segmentation, influential marketing trends, and the integration of social media influencing the design and deployment of effective strategies. Prerequisite: BUS750.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2020
BUS765 AE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Putulowski, Joe R.
Fall 2021
BUS765 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative Research Methods

This course examines the theoretical foundations of qualitative research methods and techniques applied within business disciplines. Students will be exposed to a wide array of research methods, design, measurement, analysis, and interpretation techniques that are crucial in descriptive research. Students will learn how to analyze human behavior, perceptions, and reactions as well as the meanings people give to their experiences. Prerequisite: BUS765.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2021
BUS770 AE Session 1
01/04/2021
02/28/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS770 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Topics in Human Resource Management

Topics in Human Resource Management

This course examines topics such as pertinent laws, labor management, employee relations, conflict management, and the role of human resources in organizational performance from a Christian world-view. Strategic methodologies and responsibilities will be applied based on physical location, industry-type, organizational structure, and employee responsibilities. Prerequisite: BUS720.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2021
BUS775 BE Session 1
01/04/2021
02/28/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2021
BUS775 AE Session 2
03/01/2021
04/25/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Research Design

Research Design

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the practice of research and research design. The course develops an understanding of the principles, processes and techniques used in research. Topics will include reading and evaluating dissertations, identification of quality research design criteria, development of quality hypothesis statements, and the effective use of descriptive statistics. Students will use this information to evaluate their own thinking about research questions and develop potential research design descriptions. Prerequisite: BUS770.


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Comprehensive Experience

Comprehensive Experience

The Comprehensive Experience will test the student's knowledge of the methodological and theoretical foundations in business. Students will identify and answer research questions by integrating and synthesizing knowledge from a broad range of content areas covered in the first two years of study. The emphasis of this course is to demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the field of study ensuring that all students advancing to candidacy have internalized the central knowledge, critical thinking, and ethical skills necessary to be effective practitioners, leaders, executives, scholars, and professors. Prerequisite: BUS775.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2020
BUS780 AE Session 1
05/04/2020
06/28/2020
Online N/A N/A Putulowski, Joe R.
Summer 2021
BUS780 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Dissertation Experience

Dissertation Experience

Students will be guided through the research process after completing the dissertation proposal. This will include the development and completion of the dissertation. Students will work with their dissertation advisors both individually and in small groups. This course is repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: BUS796.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2020
BUS797 AE Session 1
05/04/2020
06/28/2020
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Summer 2020
BUS797 BE Session 2
06/29/2020
08/23/2020
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Fall 2020
BUS797 AE Session 1
08/31/2020
10/25/2020
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Fall 2020
BUS797 BE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Spring 2021
BUS797 AE Session 1
01/04/2021
02/28/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2021
BUS797 BE Session 2
03/01/2021
04/25/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS797 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS797 BE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS797 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS797 BE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS797 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS797 BE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Dissertation Experience

Dissertation Experience

Students will be guided through the research process after completing the dissertation proposal. This will include the development and completion of the dissertation. Students will work with their dissertation advisors both individually and in small groups. This course is repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: BUS796.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2020
BUS797 AE Session 1
05/04/2020
06/28/2020
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Summer 2020
BUS797 BE Session 2
06/29/2020
08/23/2020
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Fall 2020
BUS797 AE Session 1
08/31/2020
10/25/2020
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Fall 2020
BUS797 BE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Spring 2021
BUS797 AE Session 1
01/04/2021
02/28/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2021
BUS797 BE Session 2
03/01/2021
04/25/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS797 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS797 BE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS797 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS797 BE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS797 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS797 BE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Dissertation Completion

Dissertation Completion

Students who have successfully completed the final oral defense of their dissertation but were unable to complete required modifications to the dissertation manuscript within BUS798 are required to enroll in this course until a professional editor and the committee chair confirm their dissertation manuscript is complete and submitted for publication. Prerequisite: Permission of Dissertation Chair. Pass/Fail.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2020
BUS799 BE Session 1
05/04/2020
06/28/2020
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Summer 2020
BUS799 AE Session 2
06/29/2020
08/23/2020
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Fall 2020
BUS799 AE Session 1
08/31/2020
10/25/2020
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Fall 2020
BUS799 BE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Spring 2021
BUS799 AE Session 1
01/04/2021
02/28/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2021
BUS799 BE Session 2
03/01/2021
04/25/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS799 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS799 BE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS799 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS799 BE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS799 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS799 BE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff

Faculty

Joe Putulowski

Joe R. Putulowski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing

Office Phone: (951) 343-3949
Email: jputulowski@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Richard Ardito

Richard Ardito, D.B.A.

Associate Professor of Accounting/Discipline Lead Bachelor of Science Accounting/Director of Masters in Accounting

Office Phone: (951) 343-5574
Email: rardito@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Scott Dunbar

Scott Dunbar, D.B.A.

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management / Director of the Masters in Business Administration/Director of Doctorate in Business Administration

Office Phone: (951) 343-2193
Email: sdunbar@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Kenny George

Kenny George, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance/Discipline Lead for Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Logistics & Operations

Office Phone: (951) 343-5567
Email: kgeorge@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Christina Gonzalez

Christina Maria Gonzalez, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Business/Chair, Business Department/Discipline Lead for Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Office Phone: (951) 343-2199
Email: cgonzalez@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Kenneth Minesinger

Kenneth W. Minesinger, J.D.

Professor of Law / Assistant Dean, Departments of Business and Government

Office Phone: (951) 343-5566
Email: kminesinger@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Henry Petersen

Henry L. Petersen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business Administration/Discipline Lead for Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Office Phone: (951) 343-2457
Email: hpetersen@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
James Yoo

James Yoo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Office Phone: (951) 343-3900
Email: jamyoo@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business

Admission Requirements

1. Master of Business Administration degree or the evaluated equivalency of a master’s degree, in a related field from a regionally accredited university with the following Grade Point Average:

  • 3.0 for unconditional admission
  • 2.75 for conditional admission

2. Current Professional Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Work experience
  • Educational, leadership, and professional organization activities
  • Scholarly activities

3. Personal statement of at least 500 words that includes the following:

  • Purpose for entering the program
  • Long-term professional goals including how a doctoral degree will influence those goals
  • Reasons for choosing California Baptist University

Step 1:

Apply Online

Step 1a:

Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
CBU FAFSA School Code: 001125

Step 2:

Your personal admissions counselor will contact you to assist with enrollment, registration and financing your education

Step 3:

Student will supply official transcripts to admissions counselor

Step 4:

Admissions counselor will meet with you to complete the registration process and provide an estimated financial aid award/education financing plan*

Step 5:

Admissions counselor will introduce you to your Academic “One Stop Advisor” to complete your academic degree plan and assist you in navigating your academic career to graduation.





*Student may begin class once this step has been completed

This serves as an admissions process general guide, may vary based on transfer units, test scores, etc. See your admissions counselor for your personal enrollment plan.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Live your purpose. Follow your passion. CBU Online is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Earning your degree at CBU Online is a short term investment with long term dividends.

  • A cost effective education with financial aid options
  • Apply for aid by completing the FAFSA, work individually with caring staff to explore financing options to complete your education
  • Grants, Scholarships, Veteran’s Benefits, Employer Tuition Assistance, Student Loans and Financing Plans available for those who qualify
  • Yellow Ribbon Military Friendly School

Find and secure the resources you need to finance your educational investment. CBU Online works hard to provide an affordable and valuable education. We can help you identify, understand, and seek qualification for a variety of financing and financial aid options.

The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125

Click here for more Information about Financial Aid at CBU Online

Student Learning Outcomes

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Doctor of Business Administration degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively present information orally and in writing at the graduate level.
  2. Analyze, synthesize and evaluate financial information within a business environment.
  3. Apply theories of management and leadership within an ethical framework.
  4. Develop, implement and evaluate innovative approaches for a globally diverse environment.
  5. Analyze, evaluate and apply economics concepts and theories in a global economy. 
  6. Examine and evaluate the role of human resources in organizational performance.
  7. Analyze current marketing trends and theories, and evaluate potential innovations that influence today’s organizations.
  8. Develop, conduct and disseminate research in an ethical manner.

Contact Us


Admissions

Phone: 951-343-3927
877-228-5657
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

CBU Online & Professional Studies Division

Phone: 951-343-3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

Financial Aid

Phone: 951-343-4236
Email: finaidops@calbaptist.edu

Student Accounts

Phone: 951-343-4371
Email: studentaccounts@calbaptist.edu

Disability Services

Phone: 951-343-2190
Email: dss@calbaptist.edu