• Application Deadline
  • 2 months
The Management program at Grand Canyon University is designed for ambitious learners with a master's degree in a field other than business administration. Bridge courses taken prior to your DBA management program offer the essential prerequisites to your doctoral study.
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In the Management program at Grand Canyon University, you will complete the introductory courses required for all graduate-level business learners at Grand Canyon University. 

This includes coursework in accounting, finance, statistics, and marketing. The bridge courses provide an introduction to foundational content in the areas of business management as well as best practices for research, operations, and management.

Your Next Degree

The bridge online DBA program is for high-achieving professionals who are interested in career opportunities within academia, consulting or C-level executive roles. Enhance your skills in financial management, planning, and business decision-making in response to fast-evolving needs of the global marketplace.

Learners within the online DBA program are immersed in key areas of 21st-century business theory and practice, including consumerism and the global economy, leveraging intellectual capital, strategic management theory, values-driven leadership, and sustainability. 

Upon successful completion of the DBA bridge program, you will be ready to move into the Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting Practices 
  • Finance Principles
  • Applied Business Probability and Statistics 
  • Marketing Management

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

GCU proudly welcomes doctoral applicants wanting to pursue higher levels of achievement in learning and research. You may be accepted by meeting one of the criteria below:

  • Earned a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher. Applicants with a GPA less than 3.4 may be accepted with specifications.
  • Earned a master's from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher. Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 - 3.39 will be accepted with specifications. Applicants with a GPA below a 3.0 will not be accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    590 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 590 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    590 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 590 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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