Doctorate in Entrepreneurship:
DBA - Entrepreneurship & Business Management

Unlock new career possibilities with CIU’s online Doctorate in Entrepreneurship program. Gain advanced decision-making skills, refine research and writing abilities, and position yourself for success.

Dream of a career that allows you to utilize your entrepreneurial spirit? Join the Doctorate in Entrepreneurship

The Doctorate of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Business Management (DBA-EBM) program is designed to help students perform applied research and transforms mature learners into leaders. While focusing on advanced decision-making skills and techniques, doctorate candidates also hone the research and writing skills that are required for the high-level of responsibility in academic and business environments. It enables students to improve their analytical ability, strategic thinking, process implementation, beyond industry applications.

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Admission Requirements

1) Masters Degree

2) Curriculum Vitae / Professional Resume

3) Application for Admission

Overview of the Doctorate in Business Administration Program

Advance your career potential with CIU’s online Doctorate in Entrepreneurship program. Designed for flexibility, this program empowers you to pursue your dream career on your terms, wherever you are. Gain advanced decision-making skills, refine your research and writing abilities, and position yourself for success in various high-level roles.

CIU’s program encourages leveraging professional backgrounds to navigate complex organizations, offering a unique blend of academic and real-world insights. Graduates earn a prestigious DBA degree, mastering practical communication, market analysis, research methods, critical thinking, and ethical perspectives, setting them apart in today’s dynamic business landscape.

Career Outcomes:

Possible career avenues with a Doctorate in Entrepreneurship from CIU!



Startup Manager


Technology Entrepreneur

Business Owner


Business Development Consultant

What can I expect from CIU’s online Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Business Management (DBA-EBM)?

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
• Through written and oral communications demonstrate mastery of content knowledge in specialized
healthcare fields for a higher level of understanding for decision making in complex organizational
• Demonstrate critical thinking skills for local and global business new venture planning and decision making.

Entrepreneurship & Business Management Course Topics Include:

Global Economy

Small Business Management

E-Commerce Models & Platforms

Strategic Entrepreneurship

Online Doctorate in Entrepreneurship (DBA-EBM) Course Curriculum:

The Doctorate of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Business Management degree requires completion of 60 semester credits of coursework which includes 30 credits of Business Core courses, 15 credits of Entrepreneurship and Business Management Specialization courses, a Comprehensive Competency Assessment, and 15 credits of Dissertation courses.

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1. Business Core Courses: 30 Credits/10 Courses

  • ECO 615 – Global Economy
  • FIN 605 – Global Business Finance
  • GRC 600 – Doctoral Academic Study and Writing
  • GRC 605 – Business Research Methodology and Quantitative Statistics
  • MGT 616 – Organizational Change and Development in Management System
  • MGT 610 – Mastering Leadership: Theories and Concepts
  • MGT 618 – International Business
  • MGT 662 – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • MKT 640 – E-Commerce Models and Applications
  • MKT 645 – Marketing Research in Consumer Behavior

2. Entrepreneurship and Business Management Specialization Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

  • MGT 645 – Strategic Management: A Global Approach
  • MGT 655 – Financial Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • MGT 657 – Case Studies in Global Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 660 – Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 665 – Exploring Entrepreneurship and Economics

3. Comprehensive Competency Assessment: 0 Credits/1 Course

  • Comprehensive Competency Assessment 

4. Research Project or Doctorate Dissertation Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

A. Research Project

  • DRP 801 – Introduction to Doctoral Research Project
  • DRP 802 – Doctoral Research Project Literature Support
  • DRP 803 – Doctoral Research Project Research Methodology
  • DRP 804 – Doctoral Research Project Results and Findings
  • DRP 805 – Doctoral Research Project Conclusions and Recommendations

B. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 641 – Chapter 1 Dissertation Introduction
  • GRC 642 – Chapter 2 Dissertation Literature Review
  • GRC 643 – Chapter 3 Dissertation Methodology
  • GRC 644 – Chapter 4 Dissertation Results and Findings
  • GRC 645 – Chapter 5 Dissertation Conclusions and Recommendations/Dissertation Presentation and Oral Defense

Frequently Asked Questions About Doctorate In Entrepreneurship

Yes, California Intercontinental University (CIU) is accredited by DEAC, CHEA, ACBSP, BPPE, and NC-SARA, ensuring the highest education standards.

CIU offers various support services, including a Writing Center, Math Lab, workshops, and access to an innovative AI technology called Pocket Confidant. Additionally, students benefit from the extensive online LIRN Library.

Yes, CIU’s DBA program is designed to create valuable connections that advance students’ career goals, fostering meaningful networking opportunities.

Absolutely, CIU’s 100% online programs provide flexibility for students to access course materials and lectures from anywhere at any time.

CIU’s Financial Aid Department assists eligible applicants with FAFSA applications, directs them to scholarship programs, and provides information about financial aid packages.

To enroll in CIU’s Online DBA program, applicants need a strong application reflecting academic and professional prowess. Requirements include 3-5 years of professional experience, a baccalaureate degree, and additional criteria for those without a graduate degree.

Yes, CIU’s Transfer Credit policy allows for evaluating transfer credits based on guidelines from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The process involves submitting documentation, including transcripts and course outlines.

A DBA focuses on applied research and practical knowledge, preparing graduates for high-level roles in business. In contrast, a PhD in Management emphasizes theoretical study and academia.

When selecting a DBA program, consider factors such as accreditation, flexibility, curriculum, and support services, ensuring it aligns with your career goals and learning preferences.

Graduates with a DBA can pursue various high-level positions, including C-Level Executive, Management Consultant, College Professor, Financial Manager, and Health Services Manager.

To choose a DBA specialization, consider your interests, career goals, and the specific focus areas offered by the program. Evaluate how each specialization aligns with your professional aspirations and skill development needs.

This is a doctorate program without a dissertation. Instead, it is designed to be finished with a Doctoral Research Project.

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