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Let Stratford University's forward-thinking Doctoral programs in Business Administration and Information Technology help you discover how to navigate the evolving 21st century intelligence terrain—and emerge ready to direct enterprises as a highly valued thought leader or consultant.


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The mission of the Doctor of Business Administration program is the development of business leaders from diverse industries and organizational environments characterized by chaos, complexity and constant change. This program addresses the most contemporary thinking on business issues from multiple disciplines. The program prepares current and future business leaders for navigating the evolving intelligence terrain necessary to lead enterprises to greater heights of value creation for customers, employees, shareholders, and the global community.

The skills you will master in

  • Specialized IT knowledge
  • Research skills
  • Writing skills
  • Communication skills
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Contemporary Theories
  • Contemporary Tools and Technologies
  • Competitive
  • Highly Motivated
  • Strategic Planning
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Project Management

Program Notes

Stratford’s forward-thinking Applied Doctoral Programs are designed to bring your experience and your interests to the classroom—transform them—then unleash your breakthroughs into real-world scenarios that you create!

You will pursue a course of study enabling you to master such disciplines as Qualitative Research and Writing; and Innovative, Strategic, Financial, and Organizational Intelligence; and choose from such specializations as Global Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Foresight, and Information Technology Leadership.

Based on contemporary thought versus traditional approach, our courses seek to unleash your creativity and simultaneously unlock your right and left brain potential—providing you with challenging new ways to think about the future and make your mark on the world.

While the Doctor of Business Administration is approved through ACICS, the U.S.Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation only recognizes ACICS’ scope of accreditation through the Master’s degree level.

Admission Requirements

Stratford University Applied Doctoral Programs prepare current and future business and IT leaders for navigating the evolving intelligence terrain necessary to lead enterprises to greater heights of value creation for customers, employees, shareholders, and the global community.

Admission Requirements
  • Completion of Application and Enrollment Agreement
  • Master’s Degree in specified field of study with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • A TOEFL score of 550 or equivalent score if English is not the primary language
  • Resume outlining a minimum of 5 years of significant professional work experience in the related field of study
  • A 750 word statement of purpose indicating the applicant's interest in pursuing the advanced degree and the relationship to their future goals
  • A 750 word research and writing sample; a specified topic in provided for each cohort.
  • Two letters of recommendation that demonstrate capability to succeed at doctoral-level studies.
  • Candidate approval by selection committee
  • An applicant is accepted subject to successfully completing the first 800-level Research and Writing course with a grade of B or higher.
  • Doctoral candidates may retake the Research Methods once with the approval of the Program Chair.
Time and Location
  • Programs are campus-based and offered only at the Falls Church Campus.
  • Classes will be held on Friday evening and Saturday morning.
International Students
  • International students are eligible to enroll in the program as F-1 Visa students.
  • For details, contact the International Student Office at the Falls Church Campus.

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