10 Most Affordable DBA Online Programs – Online PhD Business 2018 By GSH Staff Considering an online DBA program (online doctor of business administration)? This article considers both online DBA programs and online Ph.D. business programs. Although most businessmen and women who are looking for an advanced degree opt for an MBA program, there are certain benefits to a Ph.D. in business that an MBA simply can't offer. First and foremost, a doctoral program in business can prepare you to teach business at the collegiate level and to conduct research. However, holding a Ph.D. can also help you get ahead in other areas – particularly higher level management positions in specialized industries, such as information technology. And just like MBAs, doctoral degrees in business are sometimes available through distance education. This accessibility and flexibility is particularly important for management and finance professionals, as they don't typically have the freedom to take off work or stop working altogether while attending school. Methodology The ten colleges and universities listed below are the most affordable online DBA programs in business in the United States. We first assembled a list of all the online Ph.D. business degrees available nationwide (there actually aren't a lot!) and then ranked them according to graduate tuition cost (data taken from College Navigator). From there we were able to identify the 10 overall cheapest schools, which we have listed below. Please note that in some cases the tuition reported on College Navigator is an average assessment of annual cost and may not reflect the exact price of specifically attending the online Ph.D. business program at each of these schools. We encourage you to speak with each college you are considering to confirm precisely what your financial obligations will be.Ethiopia’s government has explained that privatisation of the national airline and state telecommunications company is being done to ease the shortage of foreign currency. Ethiopia announced last week plans to open its state-run telecoms monopoly and state-owned Ethiopian Airlines to private domestic and foreign investment. In an exclusive interview with state broadcaster, Fana BC, Dr. Yinager Desie, Commissioner of the Ethiopian National Planning Commission said lower export performance, failure of mega projects to commence production, high demand for imported goods and growing external debt burden have worsened the shortage of foreign currency. displayAdvert("mpu_3") Ethiopia requires more than $13 billion over the coming two years for oil importation, private investment, upgrading of existing projects and for repayment of external debt. South African telecommunications firms MTN Group and Vodacom Group have already expressed interest in taking up investment options in Ethiopia’s telecom sector as soon as it opens up. Desie says the privatised enterprises would generate large amount of foreign currencies to tackle shortage. The commission will therefore give priority to foreign companies in privatising the enterprises as government’s decision is targeted obtaining foreign currency.