PhD in Business Administration

Prepare for an academic career at a major college or university. Learn a broad overview of all areas of business, while selecting a focus on strategy, international business, or organizational behavior. Develop specialized knowledge to contribute to academic, government, and private sector environments through research.

  • Fully online degree program
  • 60 semester hours including dissertation
  • Completed in five years
  • Select a focus on: Strategy, International Business, or Organizational Behavior
  • Designed to train business faculty members in research
  • The first and only online AACSB-accredited PhD program in Business Administration
  • Three required campus visits for orientation, proposal defense, and dissertation defense.
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downloadThe Bryan School of Business and Economics holds dual accreditation in business and accounting from the AACSB – a distinction held by only 1% of business schools in the world.

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