Doctor of Business Administration (Chinese Language)

Doctor of Business Administration (Chinese Language)

The program is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and transpersonal perspective necessary to start or grow a career.

Course overview:

Program Details:

The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)  is offered in English and Chinese. We are currently accepting applications for the Chinese Language DBA and the English Language DBA.

This DBA provides continual immersion in an integrated program designed for business leaders interested in engaging academic methods to solve real-world problems.  The student experiences include academic rigor,  leadership assessment, self-reflection and growth, and a global lens for solving some of the world’s thorniest problems.

Students graduate with a DBA, a Leadership Plan, and a broad network of diverse colleagues and leaders to continue to support innovation and transformation in the global community. 

We invite you to bring your global project to a learning cohort and create creative solutions through research-based courses and mentoring from business leaders and professors steeped in transpersonal psychology and business.

Leadership in complex times requires more than a spreadsheet or project timeline. Adaptive solutions for global opportunities are critical.  Successful implementation demands the whole person. 

Course Information (Chinese Language):

At-a-glance information about this course for your convenience:

Summer Start Date:
July 1, 2024
Fall Start Date:
September 30, 2024
Winter Start Date:
January 13, 2025
Spring Start Date:
April 7, 2025
Program Length:
The DBA is a full-time three-year program. Students are enrolled in a Learning Community for the DBA program.
Total Number of Units:
54 credits
Estimated Total Cost:
Students engage in online asynchronous study with five 1.5 hours of synchronous classes with faculty for each class (Total of 10 classes per term of 1.5 hours).
Admissions Requirements:
Click here to see admissions requirements

Key Program Highlights:

Based in an institution with a legacy of transpersonal psychology education, the DBA experience supports meaningful change and transformation through the practical application of business fundamentals, ongoing leadership assessment, self-reflection and growth, and extensive personal development.


You design, develop, and deepen your unique leadership skills over three years in a Learning Community with business leaders.

Solve Complex Challenges

You address a complex global business challenge through academic research, relevant and practical pilots, and meaningful pivots.


Join leaders who have been making meaningful changes for 50+ years. The Learning Community of scholars and practitioners is served by your participation.  This established, trusted, and vital network continues after the DBA is completed. 

Presentation & Publication Opportunities

Students engage in the Global Business Congress in the final term of the third year and present their research-based Global Project including viable and innovative adaptive solutions and their Leadership Plan for the Future, ensuring that the changes and transformation outlined in the Project remain sustainable.   During the three years, the development of the project and the required change leadership are supported by opportunities to present at conferences and summits and publish findings through the Sofia Foundation.

Flexible Scheduling

Advance your career with a program that accommodates your full-time job, family commitments, or other demands. We designed our flexible online DBA with you in mind which is why our courses are offered in a weekly or bi-weekly virtual-online format so you can schedule your classes when you need them.


Sofia is accredited by the nation’s premier regional accreditation body for higher education, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Qualified Educators

The Sofia University DBA Professors are passionate thought leaders dedicated to bringing their business expertise, innovation and transpersonal knowledge to the forefront of the DBA program through the courses and the final Business Congress.  You will find support for your project and leadership development as well as on-going peer mentoring throughout the DBA.

Learning Outcomes:

Here’s what you can expect to walk away from this program with…


Developing business leaders interested in engaging academic methods to solve real-world complex problems. Complex global business issues are a daily challenge for leaders. Often, there is not one perfect answer, but rather, several partially right responses.

Leaders as Change Makers

Supporting business leaders willing to apply rigor in developing a leadership development plan for the ongoing sustainability of significant global change initiatives. This unique DBA program prepares you to be an agent of change, grounded in self-awareness, ethical practices, and emotions intelligence.  Not only can you engage with ambiguity, you design practical, research-based solutions.

Life-long Learning

Leaders benefit significantly from life-long learning  in a focused community of scholars and practitioners. 

Career Paths:

Pick the path that speaks to your journey – both personally and professionally.

General Concentration

Possible Career Outcomes Include:

  • Executive Business Leadership
  • Global Team and Project Leadership
  • Professor in Global Business
  • Coach and Mentor of Global Business Leaders
  • Executive Global Business Strategist & Policy Analyst


To receive a Doctorate in Business Administration degree, a total of 54 units are required for graduation. There would be two courses each 10 weeks covering 2 credit courses with 2 hours synchronous
engagement and 3 credit courses with 3 hours of synchronous engagement.

The following are the specific degree requirements for the Chinese Language DBA:

Term 1:

  • DBAC6000 Critical Thinking and Business Communication (2)
  • DBAC6040 The Entrepreneurial Mind and Transpersonal Psychology (3)

Term 2:

  • DBAC6010 Quantitative and Qualitative Research and Business Opportunities (3)
  • DBAC6020 Methods of Leading Change (2)

Term 3:

  • DBAC6030 Mixed Methods Research for Business Opportunities (2)
  • DBAC6050 Transpersonal Leadership and Action Research (3) (GPHD7210)

Term 4:

  • DBAC6020 Seminar: Business Challenges and Opportunities (3)
  • DBAC6900 Directed Studies (1)

Term 1:

  • DBAC7000 Psychology of Organizational Transformation (3)
  • DBAC7010 Globalization and Sustainability (2)

Term 2:

  • DBAC7020 Technology, Innovation and Creativity in Business (3)
  • DBAC7030 Leadership and Ethics in the Global Economy (2)

Term 3:

  • DBAC7040 Leadership by Design (2)
  • DBAC7050 Transformational Leadership in Organizations and Communities (3)

Term 4:

  • DBAC7060 Doctoral Project & Leadership Opportunities (3)
  • DBAC6910 Directed Studies (1)

Term 1:

  • DBAC8100 Doctoral Project Proposal & Pitch (2)
  • DBAC8200 Doctoral Project Leadership Plan (2)

Term 2:

  • DBAC8300 Doctoral Project Implementation (2)
  • DBAC8400 Conflict and Innovation Lab (2)

Term 3:

  • DBAC8500 Doctoral Project Evaluation (2)
  • DBAC8600 Leadership Plan for the Future (2)

Term 4:

  • DBAC8700 The Business Congress & Leadership Engagement (4)

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