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Business Doctoral Degrees

Propel yourself to the top of your field with a doctorate in business

Earning your doctorate from Creighton University's Heider College of Business means attaining the highest level of academic achievement. You’ll pursue new knowledge through research, engage with a network of talented peers and alumni, work closely with nationally recognized faculty and immerse yourself in top-quality academics.

While the coursework is rigorous, we make it easy to fit many of our programs into your busy schedule—most are flexible and offer evening or online classes.

“A doctoral degree from Creighton will give you the skills to critically assess the current business environment and the insight to understand how the work we do as business leaders can be used to positively impact the world around us.”
— Kristie Briggs | Director, DBA Program, Heider College of Business


Many of our doctoral degrees offer flexibility, reliability and customization opportunities. Our Doctor of Business Administration, for example, offers a part-time, three-year, hybrid schedule that allows you to specialize in anything from marketing to finance to IT.

Plus, all our doctoral programs offer top-quality academic immersion. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to participate in theoretical and applied research alongside expert, accessible faculty who are dedicated to the holistic education of their students.

Collaborative Research

Collaboration between accomplished faculty and graduate students drives much of the research and scholarship at Creighton. Learn more about how you can observe or participate in research you’re passionate about alongside nationally recognized faculty researchers.

Explore earning your doctorate in business

Click through below to learn what the program covers, its duration, method (online or on-campus) and more.

Business Administration (DBA)

  • The Creighton DBA program is designed primarily for individuals seeking a full-time tenure track or clinical faculty position at an accredited teaching college or university, as well as those seeking a more analytical, applied research approach to business.