Grand Canyon University

D.B.A. with an Emphasis in Data Analytics (Quantitative Research)


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

D.B.A. with an Emphasis in Data Analytics (Quantitative Research)

Format: Online

Program Description:

What Is a Quantitative Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) With an Emphasis in Data Analytics?

The quantitative DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics from Grand Canyon University (GCU) focuses on interpreting numeric data by using statistical tools to clean data, assess reliability and analyze data. This program differs from our qualitative DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics, which focuses on examining events to better understand an observed phenomenon. Students enrolled in both of these programs must draft a written dissertation to showcase their findings.

Create, Interpret and Share Data With a DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics

Advance your knowledge of evidence-based theories and practices with GCU’s online DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics degree. This dynamic and innovative degree program empowers learners to enhance their leadership skills and meet the demands of 21st century business architecture.

Offered by the College of Doctoral Studies, our DBA in Data Analytics is designed for business executives, as well as industry and community leaders. Learners will begin the dissertation process right from the start, making use of mentoring from fully-qualified faculty members as they conduct original research and shape raw data into a polished academic dissertation.

Learn Techniques to Manage and Analyze Data

Our online DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics program follows a scaffolded curriculum with embedded research skills to support learners’ progression toward accomplished scholar-practitioners. Throughout our program, learners are encouraged to fine-tune critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills while exploring leadership styles and the principles of servant leadership. The faith-integrated, transparent curriculum emphasizes the role of professional ethics and the Christian worldview as applied to industry settings. Learners will apply their knowledge of current business theories to complex case studies.

    Some of the courses included with this program are:

    Analytic foundations for business leaders

    Prescriptive modeling for business decisions

    Approaches to research design and data analysis

    Emerging issues in financial management

    Using business analytics for competitive advantage

Learners will begin by exploring the principal elements of research and scholarly writing before moving on to examine the theories and frameworks that drive financial decision making in contemporary organizations. The curriculum examines timely issues that administrators face including mergers and acquisitions, capital structure and corporate finance. Other core competencies for this program include:

    Develop a research question and conduct a systematic literature review

    Apply microeconomic principles to the solution of business problems

    Understand organizational sustainability through the lens of competitive advantage

    Understand conceptual and practical aspects of data collection, management and analysis

    Prepare to present scholarly work and to thoughtfully critique the work of others

This doctoral degree is available online however, learners are expected to participate in two or three five-day residencies at GCU’s campus in Phoenix. These are conducted to enable learners to benefit from networking opportunities, peer feedback and intensive mentorship from faculty members.

What Can You Do With a DBA With an Emphasis in Data Analytics Degree?

Our DBA with an Emphasis is Data Analytics is the height of academic achievement in the business world. Graduates will advance their purpose for driving industry-wide change and leading their organizations into the future. Some jobs related to this degree include:

    Chief executive officer

    Chief data officer

    Strategic innovation manager

    Business intelligence director

    Business intelligence solutions architect

    Data scientist

    Data engineer

Additionally, some individuals with a DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics may choose to enter academia, where they may contribute to the ever-growing field of business theory within postsecondary education.


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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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