Expand your ability to navigate current and future challenges facing businesses, governments, and nonprofits with Marymount University’s online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Business Intelligence. This online program can help you harness the power of technology and data insights so that you can make the high-level data-driven decisions needed to lead with advanced knowledge, vision, and clarity. 

Our interdisciplinary DBA program is highly personalized, allowing you to conduct original applied research directly related to your career goals. There are no residencies required so you can advance your career, without putting it on hold, in our fully online and part-time format.

  • Optimized for Success. With support from an experienced mentor, you will begin your embedded doctoral dissertation components in the first term, accelerating your timeline to completion.
  • Collaborative and Innovative. Develop professionally from an education that facilitates multidisciplinary knowledge and resources and is rooted at the intersection of business and technology. 
  • Connected. Build connections with diverse, innovative, and supportive faculty based in the nation’s capital, home to the most educated workforce in the country.*

*Ranking America's Most Educated Cities, Bloomberg

Learn More
Program Features
  • 36 credit hours
  • 8 semesters
  • Graduate in a minimum of 30 months
  • New intakes each fall and spring
  • Fully online – no residencies required

Speak with Your Advisor

Admission Requirements

Doctoral applicants must have an MBA (preferred), or a master’s degree in a business specialty field or IT (may require prerequisites), from a regionally accredited institution, with 3.5 GPA or higher. Professional experience of 5-10 years or more is required. No GRE/GMAT required.

A phone interview with an admissions advisor is required prior to applying. The following is a list of documents to be submitted after the completion of your online application.

  • Official transcripts
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample
  • Statement of research background and interest
  • Virtual interview with faculty member

Speak with Your Advisor

Tuition & Financial Aid


$1,275 per credit hour, plus additional fees.

Financial Aid for Online Graduate Students

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. You are solely responsible for researching and completing all required steps, forms, and applications.

Funding can come from the federal government or private sources, such as banks or financial institutions. We encourage you to research other funding sources such as military and veteran benefits, scholarships from organizations, or your employer.

Federal Student Loans for Graduate Students

Federal student aid must be repaid and offer benefits that private loans may not offer. These may include lower interest rates and several repayment plans that keep your monthly student loan payment affordable.

Common federal aid for graduate students includes:

Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan – Eligible students may borrow up to $20,500 per school year. Marymount University determines your eligibility amount, which is shown on your financial aid award letter.

Direct PLUS Loan – Eligible students who need to borrow more than the maximum unsubsidized loan amounts to meet their education costs may apply for a PLUS loan. This loan does not have a maximum limit but can be used for tuition, fees, books and living costs. A credit check will be completed during the application process. 

To apply for federal student aid, a FAFSA form must be completed to determine eligibility at fafsa.gov.

Payment Plans & Student Accounts

The Marymount Payment Plan makes tuition and fees more affordable by splitting semester costs into up to five payment installments. This is available to qualifying students and can be combined with financial aid, interest-free. 

There are a variety of methods for you to pay your university bill. For more information or to make a payment on your account, visit Student Accounts.

Accreditation & Recognition

Marymount University’s fully online DBA program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) — giving you convenient access to quality and practical coursework that can advance your career, without putting it on hold.

Our program is nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for Education and Business. We are also distinguished by U.S. News & World Report in the following categories:

  • No. 1 for Most International Students
  • No. 2 for Campus Ethnic Diversity
  • No. 17 in Best Colleges for Veterans 
  • No. 38 in Regional Universities South
  • No. 57 in Best Value Schools

Speak with Your Advisor

About Marymount University

Marymount emphasizes intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective. We are a comprehensive Catholic university, guided by the traditions of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, that will guide your intellectual, ethical, and spiritual development. 

Our online graduate degrees through the College of Business, Innovation, Leadership, and Technology (BILT) promote career preparation and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Speak with Your Advisor

Values and Mission

We strive to be nationally recognized for innovation and commitment to student success, alumni achievement, and faculty and staff excellence, and that begins with a student‐centered learning community that values diversity and focuses on the education of the whole person. It begins with you.

Speak with Your Advisor