10 Most Affordable DBA Online Programs – Online PhD Business 2018 By GSH Staff Considering an online DBA program (online doctor of business administration)? This article considers both online DBA programs and online Ph.D. business programs. Although most businessmen and women who are looking for an advanced degree opt for an MBA program, there are certain benefits to a Ph.D. in business that an MBA simply can't offer. First and foremost, a doctoral program in business can prepare you to teach business at the collegiate level and to conduct research. However, holding a Ph.D. can also help you get ahead in other areas – particularly higher level management positions in specialized industries, such as information technology. And just like MBAs, doctoral degrees in business are sometimes available through distance education. This accessibility and flexibility is particularly important for management and finance professionals, as they don't typically have the freedom to take off work or stop working altogether while attending school. Methodology The ten colleges and universities listed below are the most affordable online DBA programs in business in the United States. We first assembled a list of all the online Ph.D. business degrees available nationwide (there actually aren't a lot!) and then ranked them according to graduate tuition cost (data taken from College Navigator). From there we were able to identify the 10 overall cheapest schools, which we have listed below. Please note that in some cases the tuition reported on College Navigator is an average assessment of annual cost and may not reflect the exact price of specifically attending the online Ph.D. business program at each of these schools. We encourage you to speak with each college you are considering to confirm precisely what your financial obligations will be.