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Become a Leader in Innovation with GCU’s Data Analytics DBA


The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of operations research analysts will grow by an impressive 30% between 2014 and 2024, which is much faster than the average for all professions. The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an Emphasis in Data Analytics degree from Grand Canyon University (GCU) can prepare you to become a leader of change and innovation in this growing field.

Use Data to Fuel Business Success

This program is offered through online and evening classes by the College of Doctoral Studies, and it is designed to provide you with the knowledge and training you need to successfully meet the demands of today’s global economy. As you complete this degree program, you will work with evidence-based theories and practices and develop your leadership abilities to prepare you to promote industry-wide innovation in your career.

Create and Analyze Complex Data

Learners in this analytics DBA program explore ways of managing and analyzing big data to prepare them to make well-informed business decisions. As you complete coursework for this program, you will develop your research, marketing and intellectual planning skills, as well as practice methods of utilizing emerging business analytics tools and models with the goal of sustaining a competitive advantage in your industry.

Promote Effective Organizational Innovation

This program introduces you to various techniques of research and analysis. Also, you will study a broad range of business and data-related topics such as market investments, data warehousing, capital markets and organizational sustainability. GCU’s DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics degree provides you with a path toward high-level leadership position, such as a career in academia or a leadership role in the corporate sector.

You can learn more about Grand Canyon University’s DBA degrees and how they can prepare you to become a leader in innovation by visiting the College of Doctoral Studies or clicking the Request More Information button on this page.


  • “Operation Research Analysts.” Occupational Outlook Handbook. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from bls.gov /ooh/math/operations-research-analysts.htm