Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Business Administration

At A Glance

Online Or hybrid format
3-4 Years Program length


Online with one optional in-person session in Newberg, Oregon, each year - more

Program Structure

2.3 years of coursework + 1 year of dissertation work

Semester Credit Hours


Cost per Semester Credit Hour


Tuition Cost for Entire Program



ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs)

* All stated financial information is subject to change. Financial aid available.

Transform the Future of Business

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Don’t just adapt to change – master the tools you need to drive change in a way that resonates with your values and goals. Whether you want to make a lasting impact as an educator, a manager or a consultant, a DBA degree from George Fox University will set you apart as a transformative – and highly ethical – business leader.

Clarify Your Vision. Multiply Your Impact.

Expand your influence in the business world and be a guiding light for entrepreneurs and executives at every career stage.

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Connect and Collaborate

Join a close-knit learning community that values bold ideas and diverse perspectives. You’ll connect with your classmates in activities like writing circles, leading to lifelong friendships and professional relationships. You’ll also receive personalized coaching from your professors throughout the program. It’s all part of our Be Known promise.

Ryan Ladner

“I found the faculty to be the heart and soul of the program,” says Ryan Ladner, dean of the Soderquist College of Business and special advisor to the chief operating officer at John Brown University. “Their approach to teaching, the grace they showed, and their approachableness were far beyond my expectations for doctoral work.”

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Deepen Your Knowledge

Embark on a rigorous educational journey that will empower you as a researcher, critical thinker and decision maker. By combining our holistic curriculum with a concentration in management, business analytics or executive leadership, you’ll gain the high-level perspective and specialized knowledge you need to address complex challenges and publish your own work.

Sarah Cooley

“I would absolutely recommend the DBA program to others,” says Sarah Cooley, vice president of marketing, e-commerce and corporate social responsibility at Orchard & Vineyard Supply. “It adds so much value, growth and learning from both a personal and professional view. It really changes your mindset.”

5 Reasons to Earn a DBA Instead of a PhD in Business

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Lead with Your Values

In a time of disruption and change, the world needs business leaders with a steady hand and unshakeable principles. We weave faith and ethics into our curriculum, helping you build an unassailable foundation as you prepare to unleash the potential of organizations and future business leaders.

Marlon Ware

“I loved my time at George Fox,” says Marlon Ware, assistant dean of the School of Business and Management at Azusa Pacific University. “It was exactly what I needed and exactly what I thought it would be. In the business world, you have to keep in mind ethical business and doing things the right way.”

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Strike the Right Balance

Get an education that fits your life. Our online format gives you an attainable way to complete the program, and you’ll have the option of attending a four-day, in-person summer residency once per year in Newberg. If you can't join us in person, you can take the residency course via Zoom or complete the class online at your convenience.

Dwight Ham“I had several options for doing my DBA, but I chose George Fox University,” says Dwight Ham, chair of the department of business at The Master’s University. “The program's structure, solid academic reputation, and intense instruction from experienced educators and business professionals made this a scholarly pursuit of tremendous value. It made me a better educator, writer and business owner.”

Format & Structure

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As a student in the program, you’ll choose a concentration in management, business analytics or executive leadership. These three concentrations provide specialized study that goes beyond the doctoral general business core:

  • Management offers courses in organization theory and behavior, as well as human resources development.
  • Business analytics offers courses that allow you to explore analytics as it relates to people, marketing and integration in various industries.
  • Executive leadership focuses on areas that will prepare you for a new leadership position, covering topics that include aligning resources to competing priorities and designing a high-performance organization.

Learn More about DBA Concentrations

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Job Prospectus & Student Outcomes

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the demand for postsecondary teachers will grow by 11% between 2018 and 2028.

George Fox DBA graduates have emerged as leaders in more than 15 states, and they’re working in a variety of roles and fields:

  • Higher education: Associate professor, assistant professor, academic program director, business college dean, 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


Megan Bingham

Megan Bingham

Admissions Counselor, DBA Program

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