Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

ACBSP AccreditedGeorge Fox University's online DBA program offers advanced training in a variety of business disciplines to business leaders and educators, with a unique focus on the integration of Christian faith and ethics into teaching and practice. This degree is not a PhD, but it is a doctorate. The Doctor of Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

Who is this program for?

George Fox's DBA program is designed for:

  • Business professionals who want to transition to become professors or consultants
  • Business professionals seeking enrichment, knowledge and leadership
  • College/university faculty members and staff


As a hybrid DBA program, students complete the majority of their course work entirely online, but also attend an on-campus residency twice each year in Newberg, Oregon to meet in person with their cohort and professors. This format allows students to continue full-time employment while pursuing their doctorate part-time.

Learn more about program format and structure


Students complete a business core, a research core with a dissertation, and an education core that includes a teaching practicum or consulting practicum. In addition, they choose a concentration in accounting, management or marketing for in-depth study.

Student Outcomes

Alumni of the DBA program are currently employed in more than 15 states. They are working in a variety of roles, including:

  • Higher Education - Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Academic Program Director, Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing
  • Corporate Leadership - Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of International Sales, Vice President of Finance, Area Manager, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
  • Consulting - Business Consultant, Independent Consultant, Corporate Trainer

A Top-Ranked Christian College

George Fox University is consistently ranked among the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes and is also classified as a first-tier regional university by U.S. News & World Report.

Job Prospects


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Doctor of Business Administration

Program length 4 years (3 years course work + 1 year dissertation work)
Credit hours 56
Cost per credit hour $928* (financial aid available)
Tuition cost for entire program $51,968*
Accreditation Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)
Format Hybrid (online with two in-person sessions in Newberg, Oregon each year)

*All stated financial information is subject to change.