One of the first of its kind in Canada, the Haskayne Doctor of Business Administration will prepare graduates to address complex strategic and organizational challenges and to become thought-leaders in their field of interest. Developed for senior business leaders, the DBA is designed to build effective research, critical thinking and analytical skills required for the successful leading of organizations.
The Haskayne DBA combines graduate-level courses with a rigorous research component, including a thesis based on independent inquiry and under the guidance of a supervisor assigned at the start of the program. Upon graduation, students become practitioner-scholars and are equipped with the skills to make superior decisions for the benefit of their organizations through the application of scholarly knowledge and the use of evidence.
The course content of the DBA is completed through a blended learning format designed for career professionals.
Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Students will reach Candidacy after successful completion of all of the courses, a written field of study exam and defense of a research proposal.
Admission requirements and information
Requirements for the Management Program
A minimum of 3.50 GPA on a 4.0 point system.
A post-baccalaureate degree (MBA or relevant business-focused Master’s degree). Students with credential in an area other than business may require to complete a qualifying period to gain general business background before beginning the doctoral course requirements.
At least 10 years of management experience, including seven years at the senior management or executive level, or at least five years’ experience as lecturer/instructor in a relevant field in a college or university program.
A 500 word essay summarizing up to three books that have influenced your management practice in the last 10 years.
English language proficiency
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
TOEFL score of 97 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based). Our institution code is 0813.
IELTS score of 7.0 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version).
Canadian and permanent residentSept. 15Application Deadline
InternationalJune 1Application Deadline
Tuition fees and funding
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and program fees
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Program fees cover standard academic costs. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Continuing fees will be charged: $10,000 for year four and $5,000 per year for any subsequent year. There is no international differential tuition fee.
Entrance scholarships may be awarded. Please contact the program directly for more information.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
Highlights of the Doctor of Business Administration Program
Founder's Circle Annual Report
The Haskayne Founders’ Circle has raised over $4,460,000 since its inception in 2011