PhD in Business Administration

Business PhD Program Summary

The Mitchell Doctorate of Business Administration program, with concentrations in business analytics, management and marketing, is designed for business professionals and instructor-level faculty seeking a doctorate to pursue an academic career through  4-year universities. The Doctorate of Business Administration program facilitates the transition toward a new career by developing a comprehensive understanding of the discipline and essential research methods. The curriculum encourages a balanced approach to learning conceptual, theoretical and methodological components.

Classes are led by doctoral faculty with extensive experience in university teaching and research. Mitchell PhD faculty are widely published in Management, Marketing and research methods, and work closely with the PhD students to guide their own research interests to publication. 

PhD Program Format

The PhD in Business Administration program is designed as a three-year, executive-style program with the course work and qualifying exams completed during the first two years. The third year is devoted to the completion of the research component of the Doctorate of Business Administration program. It is expected that all program requirements will be completed in 36 months.

PhD in Business Administration Meeting Schedule 

Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022
May 14, 15, 16 August 27, 28, 29 January 14, 15, 16 May 20, 21, 22 August 26, 27, 28
June 18, 19, 20, October 15, 16, 17 March 4, 5, 6 June 17, 18, 19 October 7, 8, 9
July 16, 17, 18 November 19, 20, 21 April 22, 23,  24 July 22, 23 24 November 18, 19, 20