Business Administration, Ph.D.


The PhD in Business Administration is an innovative, online research program that can be completed in five years time. It is designed to prepare students for careers as faculty in academic institutions as well as professionals in research organizations and government institutions.

Program Distinctions

  • This online program provides you the flexibility to stay in your current location and job while earning your degree.
  • The program is available to students with a master’s in a business field or related area such as economics, sociology, political science, psychology, or public administration.
  • Core coursework includes major courses, field courses, and courses in research methods. 
  • Students can select a focus on Strategy, International Business, or Organizational Behavior.

The Student Experience

Students will demonstrate knowledge regarding conceptual and empirical research methodologies, design an original substantive research project, apply advanced knowledge in a global context, and understand specialized knowledge and scholarly literature in their field in order to contribute to academic, government, and private sector environments through their research.

After Graduation

This program prepares students for academic careers at major universities and colleges. It is intended for faculty members in business schools who do not have a PhD but are interested in a research based doctoral degree, and individuals in government or industry who would like to grow in their understanding of conceptual and empirical research methodologies as they apply advanced knowledge in a global context and design an original, substantive research project.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Doctoral

College/School: Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: Online

Contact Us

Dr. Moses Acquaah
Director of Graduate Studies