Congratulations on your decision to pursue your DBA. We look forward to reviewing your application. Below we have outlined program eligibility and requirements, as well as the application process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Karen Ehlers.

We review each application holistically, and consider all applicants based on individual experiences and skills. The admissions process is very selective. As such, there are no guaranteed admissions, even if the minimum requirements are met.

Candidate Qualifications

The DBA program strives for a small, select group of: (a) experienced executives in upper-middle management to C-suite positions who hold a master’s degree from an accredited U.S. university or its international equivalent, or (b) academics who are seeking a terminal degree, and are committed to pursuing a formal, rigorous program as practitioner-scholars. For experienced executives, a minimum of 10 years of experience in a managerial capacity is preferred. We encourage candidates who will advance the college’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

International Applicants

The UF DBA cannot issue F1 visas for full-time students. If you are a potential international applicant, please contact Karen Ehlers in advance of submitting your application.

Register to Apply

Start your UF DBA Application process with this initial step of providing your basic demographic information. Once submitted, you’ll receive an auto-generated email from Karen Ehlers with detailed information about the online application and required supplemental materials.