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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA program)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA program)

The DBA program is designed for those qualified individuals who wish to gain academic credentials beyond a master’s degree in the above stated areas in a competency-based education model (CBE). The program will be delivered via a distance learning format using a faculty model designed on a 1 to 1 faculty/student relationship that will promote and involve substantive faculty/student interaction. The faculty will engage students through a variety of multimedia presentations, conversations, and qualitative and quantitative feedback. Each course will require successful completion of up to 7 CBE tasks/assignments that must be completed at the Mastery level before a successful completion of the course is earned.

Specialties in:

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Accounting

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Degree Features

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA program)

  1. Program Duration

    18 - 24 months

  2. Financial Aid

    Available for qualified applicants

  3. Location

    Knoxville (Online)

  4. Accreditation Status

    IACBE Accredited Program

Financial Aid

Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—including Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, South College Promise, and others—is available to those who qualify. To learn more about the financing options available to help you pursue a degree in business administration, contact us today.

Industry Outlook

A doctoral degree serves as a differentiator in the job market vs those who have a Bachelors or a Master’s Degree. Geared for someone who is looking for leadership opportunities, roles in higher education, or executive roles within organizations. Individuals who earn their DBA degree have multiple career or job paths they could follow. The most common career choices include: C-Level Executive Officer, Consultant, Business/Market Analyst, Organizational Management, College or University Educator, Enterpreneurship.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA program)

Program Overview

The South College program design focuses on providing students with real world practical applications and exercises in which they can demonstrate their prior knowledge and understanding and application of new knowledge and skills that can and will be directly applied to their current and future career opportunities. The mastery-based Doctor of Business Administration program will allow students to accelerate their learning through demonstration of their current knowledge and skills already gained from previous education or experience.

South College


South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates.

*** SACSCOC approval of the South College MSA program is pending***

The School of Business and Technology at South College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Specialized Accreditation for the DBA specifically is in process.

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