PhD in Business Administration

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Program Summary

The Mitchell PhD in Business Administration program, with both 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 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. 

Program Format

The PhD in Business Administration program, with both Management and Marketing concentrations, 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 program. It is expected that all program requirements will be completed in 36 months.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
August 23, 24, 25 January 17, 18, 19 May 15, 16, 17 August 21, 22, 23 January 15, 16, 17
October 18, 19, 20 March 6, 7, 8 June 19, 20, 21 October 16, 17, 18 March 5, 6, 7
November 15, 16, 17 April 17, 18, 19 July 17, 18, 19 November 20, 21, 22 April 9, 10, 11