PhD in Business Administration

Program Overview

The online PhD in Business Administration is for students preparing for academic careers at major universities and colleges. Students learn a broad overview of all areas of business, while selecting a focus on strategy, international business, or organizational behavior.

  • 60 hours including a dissertation
  • 4-year program
  • Online courses with three required campus visits for orientation, comprehensive exams, and dissertation defense

The program is designed to produce research-trained business faculty members. Students gain understanding in conceptual and empirical research methodologies, as well as develop specialized knowledge in the field to contribute to academic, government, or private sectors through research.

About the Bryan School of Business and Economics

  • One of the largest business schools in North Carolina
  • Home to the international X-Culture program, developed by Dr. Vas Taras, program director for the MS in International Business
  • AACSB Accredited (only 1% of business schools worldwide share the Bryan School's dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting)


College is an investment in your future, but our goal is to give you an outstanding education at a reasonable cost. A quality education doesn’t have to come with sticker stock. You'll find our costs to be competitive with those of other top-tier universities.

Estimated Tuition & Fees (2020-21)

Residency Status

Per credit hour Est. program cost


This rate applies if you receive online education in NC and you’re a legal resident of NC.

$500 $30,069

Outside NC

This rate applies if you receive online education in a state other than NC.

$756 $45,419


This rate applies if you receive online education in NC and you’re a legal resident of a state other than NC.

$1,173 $70,416

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Currently, UNC Greensboro is authorized to offer online education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Find out more about State Authorization — a law that regulates in which states colleges and universities can offer education.
UNC Greensboro does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.
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