Just received an informal notice on being admitted to the University of Pittsburg DBA. Without any scholarship, the tuition will be 130k and it will be at least 100k even with some scholarship. It's certainly expensive but might be reasonable given the university is ranked 43 globally by US News. I am still waiting for admission decision from a less well known university's DBA program (US News global ranking in the 600s) and the tuition is around 60k (there is no scholarship for this program). My employer only provides the usual tuition assistance of a little over 5k a year so the bulk of the DBA tuition will be out of pocket. The DBA for me is for the most part a contingency plan. At this point, I lead about 30 data scientists for a Fortune 100 company and the work is mostly satisfactory. However, I've seen quite a few folks at about the same level as me lost their jobs due to politics or orgs and could not find similar positions or even lower positions due to overqualification. So the DBA is just an insurance play just in case that happens to me. For the DBA, I plan to select accounting as concentration as I worked in managerial accounting for a few years before transitioning into analytics. With the DBA in accounting, it seems possible to find a teaching job or start a solo CPA practice if something happens. In this situation, is it worthwhile to spend 40k - 70k more for the University of Pittsburg DBA.?