Athabasca University - Graduate Programs

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School:Athabasca University - Graduate Programs
Faculty:Centre for Innovative Management
Degree:Doctorate; Online
Field of Study:Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Description:As the first online doctorate in business administration (DBA) offered by a Canadian University, the Athabasca University (AU) online DBA fills an important niche role in management education by increasing access to doctoral-level studies for highly motivated management professionals in business, government, and not-for-profits.

The online DBA focuses on researching practical business and managerial issues through knowledge building, critique, and the systematic application of relevant theories and research to management practice. It is designed for those who want to make a direct impact on their organizations, industry and communities through improved management practice. It is a research-based qualification with the same level of rigor and scholarship expected of any doctoral program.

URL:Business Administration at Athabasca University - Graduate Programs
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $53,600

Fee is for entirety of the program.

Admission Requirements


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    Applicants will have an MBA or equivalent master’s degree from an accredited university, five or more years of significant management and/or professional work experience, an acceptable university level course in statistics, English language proficiency and provide an expression of research interests (1,000 – 1,500 words), three reference letters, preferably two business and one academic, but three business reMin Score Institution Code Examferences are acceptable.

    Test Scores:
    • CanTEST [min. 550] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Work Experience
    Cost Notes : Fee is for entirety of the program.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 23, 2017