The fast track to a Doctorate.

UNC Charlotte's national reputation and connection to America's second largest financial city attract professors and students from all over the world.

The Doctor of Business Administration program is a professional degree taught in an executive format. This allows you to work full-time, and to obtain a degree more quickly than a Ph.D. program. Our DBA will give graduates an advanced level of knowledge in: marketing, management, operations management and information systems.

The DBA is a three-year (six-semester) program consisting of 18, three-credit courses taught over one weekend per month. The curriculum has three major components: Research Methodology, Seminars in Applied Research and Dissertation.
 

Why get a DBA at UNC Charlotte?

Dean Ott

“The Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte is ready to help you take a momentous step in your career and education. The Doctorate in Business Administration is a unique program in the UNC system and the only program of its type in the region, created for professionals who want to become professors, enhance their expertise, boost their consulting credentials, or take their knowledge back to the C-suite. The Doctorate in Business Administration complements the wealth of graduate programs in the Belk College, including nationally-ranked MBA, mathematical finance, accounting and economics programs. UNC Charlotte’s Doctorate in Business Administration will foster a concentrated network of powerful business people, creating an elite group at the forefront of business. Our inaugural class will pioneer the first program of its kind in the Carolinas.”   

-Steven Ott, Dean of the Belk College of Business