PhD in Business Administration

Business PhD Program Summary

The Mitchell Doctorate of Business Administration program, with business analytics, management and marketing concentrations, 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 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021
May 15, 16, 17 August 28, 29, 30 January 15, 16, 17 May 14, 15, 16 August 27, 28, 29
June 19, 20, 21 October 16, 17, 18 March 5, 6, 7 June 18, 19, 20 October 15, 16, 17
July 17, 18, 19 November 20, 21, 22 April 9, 10, 11 July 16, 17, 18 November 19, 20, 21