All classes are online. Students will only be required to visit campus for orientation, comprehensive exams, and dissertation defense.
60 Hour Program
Our PhD in Business Administration program can be completed in four years.
Select a focus on:
Strategy, International Business, or Organizational Behavior
Prepare for an academic career at a major college or university.
Grow in your understanding of conceptual and empirical research methodologies as you apply advanced knowledge in a global context and design an original, substantive research project. You will develop an understanding of specialized knowledge and scholarly literature in the field in order to contribute to academic, government, and private sector environments through your research.
While the program is designed to provide you with a broad overview of all areas, students will select a focus on strategy, international business, or organization through their six credit hours of independent studies.
General Program of Study
|Credit Hours||# of Courses|
|Research Methods||15 hours||5|
|Major Courses||12 hours||4|
|Field Courses||15 to 18 hours||5-6|
|Supervised Directed Research||3 to 6 hours||1-2|
|Dissertation||15 to 18 hours||5-6|
“This innovative and ground-breaking program is designed to meet a critical shortage of research-trained business faculty members. We believe it is the only such program delivered by a U.S. business school accredited by AACSB.”
– Dean McRae C. Banks
Students should possess a completed master’s degree in a business field or related area with superior performance in graduate course work. Along with required application documents, candidates will need to provide GMAT or GRE scores.
*This program is currently pending SACSCOC approval
The Bryan School is among 1% of business schools in the world with dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting.