2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    Feb 07, 2023  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Administration Certificate

The Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Administration Certificate program is designed to provide students who hold a doctoral degree in business or a non-business field with core knowledge in a business discipline outside their previous doctoral studies. Students explore such topics as marketing, business strategy, and compliance. This certificate program emphasizes business aspects in a global context and explores relevant trends students can apply in settings that include postsecondary education, research, and consulting.

With the exception of DDBA 8006, DDBA 8161, and a maximum of one course in a three-course focus area that satisfies a learning outcome in a different focus area, any courses used toward the completion of a doctoral program cannot be applied toward the completion of the post-doctoral bridge certificate.

Certificate Requirements

  • Hold a recognized terminal degree in a business or non-business field
  • 15 total semester credit hours
  • Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)
  • Core course (3 sem. cr.)
  • Focus courses (9 sem. cr.)


Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Semester Course Credits
1    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
2 Focus Courses* (2) 6 sem. cr.
3 Focus Course* (1) 3 sem. cr.

* Note: Students take focus courses in the three-course sequences as listed.