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)


Online graduate courses at UNC Greensboro are priced lower than our face-to-face classroom courses. You'll find our costs to be competitive with those of other top-tier universities.

2020–21 Tuition* & Fee Rates
Credits In-State Out-of-State Outside NC
3 $1,499.85 $3,517.20 $2,267.34
6 $2,999.70 $7,034.40 $4,534.68
9 $4,499.55 $10,551.60 $6,802.02

*Online Tuition and Fees listed are Distance Learning Tuition and Fees and apply to courses that are identified as Distance Learning and are not identified as Main Campus or Main Campus Web delivery. For more detailed information please review the current tuition and fees chart here.)

In-State rates apply to online students who live in and are permanent residents of North Carolina. In-state rates may also apply to government employees (such as members of the military) who live outside North Carolina but maintain legal residence in the state. Permanent residents can prove they have established and maintained residence in the state for at least 12 months.

Out-Of-State rates apply to online students who live in North Carolina and are NOT permanent residents of North Carolina.

Outside NC rates apply to online students who live outside North Carolina and are NOT permanent residents of North Carolina. Most students living in a state other than North Carolina are eligible for this rate.

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Live outside North Carolina?

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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