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Doctor’s Degrees in Business Administration & Management

2,466 Yearly Graduations
$66,300 Median Salary
$92,674 Median Debt
There are 202 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in business administration. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 33% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 18.4% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

In 2019-2020, 2,466 earned their doctor's degree in business administration. This earns it the #1 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in business administration at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 169,868
Master’s Degree 121,330
Associate Degree 60,445
Basic Certificate 38,749
Undergraduate Certificate 6,565
Graduate Certificate 5,311
Doctor’s Degree 2,466

Earnings of Business Administration Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in business administration is $66,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $66,300 to a high of $78,800.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in business administration is $92,674. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $92,674 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $83,922.


The median monthly payment of a business administration graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $1,080.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in business administration. About 55.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,364
Women 1,102

The racial-ethnic distribution of business administration doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 93
Black or African American 517
Hispanic or Latino 136
White 852
International Students 453
Other Races/Ethnicities 415

There are 202 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in business administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Business Administration Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 1,874
Organizational Leadership 482
Interior Design Management 73
Project Management 9
Non-Profit Organizational Management 8

Below are some popular majors that are similar to business administration that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Human Resource Management 289
Business & Commerce 267
Management Sciences & Methods 119
Other Business & Marketing 67
Hospitality Management 54


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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