Grand Canyon University

D.B.A. Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship (Quantitative Research)


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

D.B.A. Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship (Quantitative Research)

Format: Online

Program Description:

In the online doctorate in entrepreneurship and innovation program at Grand Canyon University (GCU), entrepreneurs working in an existing company will learn how to deploy quantitative research methods to identify, propose, pilot and then deploy brand new technologies, organizational structures, products, processes and support structures that achieve significant market potential. Students will use statistical tools to analyze and interpret numeric-driven data for their dissertations.

This program, slightly different than the qualitative DBA entrepreneurship degree program provides the same foundational courses but is geared for students interested in researching concepts, opinions and experiences as they relate to business innovation.

Earn Your DBA Entrepreneurship and Innovation Degree From GCU

Graduates of GCU’s Doctor of Business Administration Program with an Emphasis in Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship will learn how to create a company-wide innovation culture. Students learn to encourage and reward participation in the process of proposing new products or processes that result in significant competitive advantage that is difficult for other companies to replicate.

Gain Advanced Business Knowledge Through Online Coursework

GCU’s doctorate in entrepreneurship online program requires a minimum 60-credits to completion and provides flexibility for working professionals to earn their doctoral degree. Gain expertise from knowledgeable faculty in the design and execution of structures that enable everyone in the organization to be advocates of the innovation process. As a learner, you will study the following innovative entrepreneurship topics:

    Critical reading and synthesizing of scholarly quantitative literature to identify problem areas that emerge to form a researchable topic of study

    Theories and frameworks that drive financial decision-making in organizations today, focusing on issues facing administrators in the changing business environment

    The history and influence of organizational structure and culture on intrapreneurial innovation

    Established organizational structures used to identify and prototype disruptive innovations for the purpose of securing initial entrepreneurial commitment, and building a process to gain committed support from internal and external stakeholders

    Macroeconomic principles and how they can be applied to solve common business problems

    Organizational sustainability through the lenses of competitive advantage and innovation

    Structures, conditions, rewards, principles, practices, information systems that influence organizational innovation

    Inquisitive creative approach to uncover important new sizable market opportunities

Utilize Residency Opportunities to Develop Your Skill Set

Enjoy Experienced Faculty and Networking Opportunities

Gain Specialized Skills Required for Innovative Entrepreneurship
GCU provides a private, faith-based education that allows students to study the curriculum through a Christian worldview. Current and future business leaders will learn the importance of human value and dignity, ethical decision making and the principles of conscious capitalism.

Graduates of this doctorate in entrepreneurship online program will gain core competencies in these three domains:

    Research: Advance the study of leadership dynamics that drive the field with an in-depth, quantitative, research-based approach to facilitate the leader’s abilities and role as a strategic professional.

    Theory: Explain the historical and theoretical foundations and assumptions of business and develop, extend or modify them for practical application.

    Application: Consider the complexity of contemporary business and determine the appropriate situational application of theoretical principles in varied business environments.

Rooted in research, this DBA quantitative program introduces students to the foundations of research design, particularly the design and development of quantitative methods often initiated through standardized statistical tests. Learners develop research competence by using specially designed curriculum augmented with learning guides and detailed dissertation templates — all enabled through the use of robust technology. As a learner, you are guided throughout the process by dissertation research faculty with specific expertise in the research process.

Seek Professional Advancement With a DBA Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This Doctor of Business Administration Program with an Emphasis in Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship prepares current and aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders for today’s corporate challenges and opportunities. Graduates with a DBA degree become keen quantitative researchers who can pursue opportunities in the upper echelon of the business world.

Some roles that are related to this DBA degree include the following:

    Chief executive officer

    Vice president of strategy

    Vice president of corporate innovation

    Vice president of development

    Vice president of training and development

    Management analyst

    Business consultant

DBA graduates may also pursue careers in postsecondary education, helping to train the next generation of business leaders and innovators.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

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