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low tuition DBA/PhD. program business in USA
#1
Hello,

Anyone recommend an accredited online University for Doctorate/Ph.D. Degree in Business?
Which University in the United States is a low tuition fee, low credit per unit in the United States?
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#2
Hey, Sulkiahha, just wondering... where are you from?
Where have you completed your Bachelors/Masters and in what fields?
What's an acceptable amount you're looking at?
Done: TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)
Business & IT Certs (Lean, 6Sigma, Google IT Professional, etc)
Udacity Nanodegree: AI Product Manager, Digital Marketer

Working on: TESU BA Biology & Computer Science
ENEB Big Data & BI, Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
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(01-17-2020, 01:46 AM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Hey, Sulkiahha, just wondering... where are you from?  
Where have you completed your Bachelors/Masters and in what fields?
What's an acceptable amount you're looking at?


Thank you for your response.

I completed MBA in U.S. and my budget for Doctoral around $30,000.
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(01-17-2020, 02:19 AM)Sulkiahha Wrote:
(01-17-2020, 01:46 AM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Hey, Sulkiahha, just wondering... where are you from?  
Where have you completed your Bachelors/Masters and in what fields?
What's an acceptable amount you're looking at?

Thank you for your response.

I completed MBA in U.S. and my budget for Doctoral around $30,000.

I have been researching doctoral programs for the last month or two. Picking a good doctoral program has a lot to do with why you are pursuing a doctoral degree to begin with.

A DBA is primarily a professional certification, though honestly, few corporate or government jobs require more than an MBA. So most people get DBA's for personal reasons. This usually means they want to give their career a boost by adding an uncommon professional credential. It also means you can ask people to call you Doctor. However, if you're looking at starting on a doctorate degree because you think you may want to teach or work in academia, then you might want to consider a PhD or DPhil in Business, rather than a DBA. That is the gold standard credential for academic work. If you want to teach at a ranked school, you'll also want to look for business schools with AACSB accredited PhD programs.

Either way, remember that you're looking at a 3-6 year time investment and you'll spend a lot of your time in research and working closely with your mentor and advisors, so you need to make sure to have a good idea of what you plan to research before you choose the school. This is because you want to select a school that is best suited to supporting your research and end goal.

In any case, there are a ton of options out there for doctoral programs. If you're looking at online programs in the USA only, the least expensive schools with regional accredited DBA or PhD in Business/Management/Leadership programs (the ones I've found anyway) include:
  • University of the Cumberlands – DBA, PhD in Leadership, PhD in Business
  • California Southern University – DBA
  • Trident University International – DBA
  • Grand Canyon University – DBA
  • Concordia University – DBA, PhD in Leadership
  • Thomas Edison State University – DBA
  • Walden University – DBA
  • Johnson & Wales University – DBA
There are tons of other options as well, but I limited that list to $50K and under.

The University of the Cumberlands' PhD in Leadership is the overall least expensive at $25,500 not including books. In fact, if you're looking to stay under $30K, that is the only school that makes the list. The next cheapest is California Southern University's DBA which comes in at $32,700 not including books.

If you're open to UK schools, then you can also add the following that come in at around $30K or under...
  • Teesside University: DBA @ $25,834 USD
  • Heriot-Watt University: DBA or PhD in Business @ $30,712 USD
  • University of Leicester – DPhil/PhD in Management @ $32,627 USD
Most of the better schools, and all the AACSB ones, are over $70K estimated tuition for the complete program and only a few offer online programs. However, some of those are subsidized degrees that may include a grant, fellowship, or teaching assistantship to help reduce the cost of tuition. You'd have to be on campus to qualify though.

I'm looking for a research-based PhD program myself. Ideally one that I can complete online (or at least only require a few residency visits) that I can either complete for under $50K or that I can qualify for tuition assistance in some way. I'm looking at both business programs and tech (CS, DS, and IT) programs.
In Progress: Researching doctoral degree programs
Up Next: Debating between starting on a doctorate or another master's degree

Complete:
MBA in IT Management, 2019, Western Governors University
BSBA in Computer Information Systems, 2019, Thomas Edison State University
ASNSM in Computer Science, 2019, Thomas Edison State University

B&M CC: 8.68cr, TESU: 3cr, CLEP/DSST: 15cr, Study.com: 57cr, Straighterline: 19cr, ALEKS: 9cr, TEEX: 6cr, The Institutes: 2cr, Sophia: 2cr
(121.68 credits total. 95 credits earned in 10 months, with 45 of those earned in ~3 months)
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The University of the Cumberlands has a PhD in Leadership Studies with a concentration in Business, total cost of $25,500, online, and regionally accredited. Roughly 3 year completion time. https://www.ucumberlands.edu/academics/g...ip/tuition
Complete: BALS (TESU), MAR (GU), D.Min (CPSP)
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(01-17-2020, 02:47 AM)Merlin Wrote:
(01-17-2020, 02:19 AM)Sulkiahha Wrote:
(01-17-2020, 01:46 AM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Hey, Sulkiahha, just wondering... where are you from?  
Where have you completed your Bachelors/Masters and in what fields?
What's an acceptable amount you're looking at?

Thank you for your response.

I completed MBA in U.S. and my budget for Doctoral around $30,000.

I have been researching doctoral programs for the last month or two. Picking a good doctoral program has a lot to do with why you are pursuing a doctoral degree to begin with.

A DBA is primarily a professional certification, though honestly, few corporate or government jobs require more than an MBA. So most people get DBA's for personal reasons. This usually means they want to give their career a boost by adding an uncommon professional credential. It also means you can ask people to call you Doctor. However, if you're looking at starting on a doctorate degree because you think you may want to teach or work in academia, then you might want to consider a PhD or DPhil in Business, rather than a DBA. That is the gold standard credential for academic work. If you want to teach at a ranked school, you'll also want to look for business schools with AACSB accredited PhD programs.

Either way, remember that you're looking at a 3-6 year time investment and you'll spend a lot of your time in research and working closely with your mentor and advisors, so you need to make sure to have a good idea of what you plan to research before you choose the school. This is because you want to select a school that is best suited to supporting your research and end goal.

In any case, there are a ton of options out there for doctoral programs. If you're looking at online programs in the USA only, the least expensive schools with regional accredited DBA or PhD in Business/Management/Leadership programs (the ones I've found anyway) include:
  • University of the Cumberlands – DBA, PhD in Leadership, PhD in Business
  • California Southern University – DBA
  • Trident University International – DBA
  • Grand Canyon University – DBA
  • Concordia University – DBA, PhD in Leadership
  • Thomas Edison State University – DBA
  • Walden University – DBA
  • Johnson & Wales University – DBA
There are tons of other options as well, but I limited that list to $50K and under.

The University of the Cumberlands' PhD in Leadership is the overall least expensive at $25,500 not including books. In fact, if you're looking to stay under $30K, that is the only school that makes the list. The next cheapest is California Southern University's DBA which comes in at $32,700 not including books.

If you're open to UK schools, then you can also add the following that come in at around $30K or under...
  • Teesside University: DBA @ $25,834 USD
  • Heriot-Watt University: DBA or PhD in Business @ $30,712 USD
  • University of Leicester – DPhil/PhD in Management @ $32,627 USD
Most of the better schools, and all the AACSB ones, are over $70K estimated tuition for the complete program and only a few offer online programs. However, some of those are subsidized degrees that may include a grant, fellowship, or teaching assistantship to help reduce the cost of tuition. You'd have to be on campus to qualify though.

I'm looking for a research-based PhD program myself. Ideally one that I can complete online (or at least only require a few residency visits) that I can either complete for under $50K or that I can qualify for tuition assistance in some way. I'm looking at both business programs and tech (CS, DS, and IT) programs.

Thank you for your information.

(01-17-2020, 11:01 AM)DeanLewis Wrote: The University of the Cumberlands has a PhD in Leadership Studies with a concentration in Business, total cost of $25,500, online, and regionally accredited. Roughly 3 year completion time. https://www.ucumberlands.edu/academics/g...ip/tuition

Thank you for your information.
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