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Doctor of Business Administration

Research, communicate and solve complex issues. Program OverviewProgram DetailsWhy Choose Franklin
History of adult classes at Franklin University.

Over 110 Years
Educating Adults
Like You

Since our founding in 1902, we’ve been focused on providing excellence for the adult learner, making our academic offerings truly distinctive. If you’re a busy professional, our relevant degree programs, flexible class schedules, generous transfer credit policy and practice-minded faculty will fit your life. With your Franklin degree in-hand, you’ll join nearly 45,000 Franklin alumni who have put their education to work serving diverse organizations and communities around the world.

Franklin is an accredited and nonprofit university

An Education You
Can Trust

Our regional accreditation means we provide high-quality academics, and our nonprofit status means we put you first. Without the need to please shareholders, we’re able to place our focus on what really matters – you, the busy, adult professional. Here, you’ll create your future, advance your goals and finish what you start.

Designed to
Finish Faster

Franklin University’s embedded dissertation process starts when you enter the program. Our structured curriculum helps you advance your discipline knowledge as you investigate a theoretical framework, apply methodologies and construct your own research protocol. With dissertation-specific courses, faculty-supported mentoring, milestone checklists, and other resources and support, you can accelerate degree completion while minimizing stress and uncertainly.

The GMAT or GRE may not be required for graduate program admission at Franklin.

No GMAT or GRE

If you’ve earned a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, and your GPA is above a 3.0, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission into any of Franklin’s doctoral programs.

Start Your Application

Learning Communities
and Colloquia

You’re always supported at Franklin, thanks to student-faculty learning communities, faculty mentoring, and a two-part doctoral colloquium specifically designed to ensure that you stay on track and motivated to succeed. These cross-disciplinary opportunities can be completed on campus or online.

Generous Transfer
Credit Policy

We honor both previous and real-world learning. At Franklin, you may transfer up to 24 credit hours, shortening both your time-to-completion for your degree, as well as tuition costs. Prior doctoral coursework, and professional credentials and licensures may be eligible for transfer credit.

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With classes starting year-round, there's no better time to begin building the future you deserve.

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