A doctoral degree requires the successful completion of a minimum of 54 course credits: 42 credits of coursework and a minimum of 12 dissertation credits. Students must also satisfactorily complete Qualifying Exam at the end of the 1st year, satisfactorily complete the Admission to Candidacy Exam, as well as complete and successfully defend their doctoral dissertation.
The degree must be completed within eight (8) years of the date of entry.
The remainder of the coursework will be electives chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor. The various university centers and programs serve as additional resources for students as they craft their particular course of study.
Please see the general statement of admission requirements for all graduate studies programs in the “Admissions ” section of this publication, and the “Special Instructions for Applicants to Individual Programs” section of the application for admission to graduate study.
Candidates are evaluated on the basis of their:
Undergraduate and any previous graduate performance
Professional work experience
GMAT or GRE scores
The PhD in Business Administration Admissions Committee will consider all of the above in making admissions decisions. Admission to the program is very competitive, and students are evaluated based on research interests and fit with the program.