Doctor of Business Administration

by Portfolio


The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) by portfolio is a specialized pathway for earning a doctoral degree that recognizes and values the practical experience, accomplishments, and contributions of candidates in the field of business administration. Instead of a traditional dissertation, the DBA by portfolio allows candidates to showcase their professional work and demonstrate their expertise through a carefully curated collection of documents, projects, and achievements.


Assessment method:

Coursework and Capstone

Duration: 2-4 years

Study mode: Online

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Course information

Admission Requirements
Completion Requirements
  • Applicants typically need to have completed a master's degree in a related field, such as business administration, management, finance, or a relevant discipline. Some programs may require a specific GPA (Grade Point Average) for the master's degree, such as a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Require applicants to have substantial professional experience in a managerial or executive role. The required years of experience can vary but often range from five to ten years. This requirement ensures that applicants have practical experience in the business field, which can contribute to their portfolio materials.
  • The portfolio should include a collection of documents, projects, publications, patents, reports, or other relevant artifacts that showcase the candidate's practical experience, research capabilities, and impact in the field of business administration.
  • Require applicants to a submit letter of recommendation from academic or professional references who can speak to the quality and impact of the candidate's professional work. These letters should provide insights into the candidate's research capabilities, contributions to the field, and potential for success in a doctoral program.
  • Submit a recent Curriculum Vitae
  • Submit a clear copy of your ID or passport.

The requirement for completing the DBA by portfolio pathway is the compilation of a comprehensive portfolio that showcases the candidate's professional work, achievements, and contributions. The portfolio should include a collection of documents, projects, publications, patents, reports, or other relevant artifacts that demonstrate the candidate's expertise and impact in the field of business administration.

The portfolio should demonstrate the candidate's ability to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world business challenges and make significant contributions to the field.

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Common questions

How long does it take to get a business degree?

When pursuing doctoral degrees, students usually focus on business theories, management strategies, and or other specializations. It requires a significant time commitment to complete a business degree, which generally can take up to 3-6 years after completion of a master's. Appropriately, prospective students must consider if they need a doctoral degree to pursue their career goals.

How can I tailor a business degree for my needs?

You can start by exploring the various degrees and narrowing them to your interests. Then, choose a program that is applicable to them to achieve your goals.  Consider choosing a major so you can obtain skills and further your knowledge that aligns with your career goals.

Which business online degree program could be right for me?

After identifying your interests, it is important to understand which path is right for you. Therefore, when deciding to choose a degree, you must think of why you want to earn this degree and what are the outcomes that you expect at the end of it. You must also consider whether the program you are choosing will open doors to your career.

What is Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)?

A prior learning assessment (PLA) is also known as a course exemption or advanced standing. It is a form of evaluation of the learning that is gained outside of traditional institutes toward further education or training. PLA is a proven intervention that helps learners reduce their educational costs and time to graduation.

How does a business degree prepare me for, or enhance, my business career?

Earning a business degree can equip you with many important managerial and leadership skills for a successful career, such as how to overcome business struggles and manage employees, effective communication, and maintaining a strong mentality within your team while accessing the business world.

You can also gain some other benefits including:

  • become a better and more knowledgeable leader
  • increase of pay 
  • a better comprehension of business strategy and management 
  • higher job performance and development of skills