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National Louis University






Chicago, IL



Student-Faculty Ratio


Student Body

50+ Countries

Since their humble beginnings as Miss Harrison’s Training School in 1886, National Louis University (NLU) has helped tens of thousands of people just like you earn their undergraduate and graduate degrees. In fact, NLU has more than 65,000 living alumni. 

Today, NLU offers more than 60 career-focused undergraduate and graduate programs in Chicago in fields like education, business and psychology, computer science, culinary arts and hospitality management. With over 135 years of excellence and 70,000 alumni, NLU provide an extraordinary education that’s within your reach.

Doctoral Programs At National Louis University

10 Semesters

Florida Campus

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Graduate School of Business and Leadership

Method of Delivery


Credit Hours


Tuition Fee



3.5 Years

Why Study At National Louis University

Blended On-Campus Experience

Earn your degree from anywhere in the world with the program’s flexible blended format, which combines online courses with one on-campus experience per semester at our Florida campus (Tampa, FL). The on-campus experience is three days in length, consisting of workshops, course orientations, course assignments and consultation with faculty members.

International Student Support

You will have the support of a Designated Student Officer on our Florida Campus to help you navigate visa requirements and SEVIS maintenance if needed.

Job-Focused Practicum

Connect what you learn in the classroom to the workplace through the program’s required practicum. You will learn, assess and be able to apply content and business competencies learned in various courses directly to your current employment.

Professional Networking

Develop a collaborative and supportive network with a group of peers from across the globe and form connections that will last years beyond graduation.

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National Louis University

Students from more than 50 countries are an essential part of NLU’s vibrant culture. #YouAreWelcomeHere at National Louis University! National Louis University is proud to offer some of the most affordable degrees in the United States, and we’re located in the heart of downtown Chicago, a world-class city with unlimited opportunities. We offer more than 70 degree programs, with internships and employment opportunities to help turn your passion into a rewarding career.

International Application Requirements

72 (iBT)

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