Doctorate in Business Administration option in Marketing
The Ph.D. in business administration with a marketing option provides intensive study
in marketing while preparing you for significant professional contributions in university
research and teaching. The goal is to train students to advance the theory and practice
of the marketing discipline. This is carried out within the structure of formal coursework
and through informal individual and small-group research efforts. The OSU program emphasizes personal interaction between faculty and students through
activities such as a speaker series, research paper series, joint research and social
gatherings. A learning environment exists in which both students and faculty can achieve
intellectual and professional career growth.
Our faculty is large and diverse with 16 members. The faculty has five full professors,
five associate professors and six assistant professors.The marketing faculty are generally active in professional associations serving as
chairs, co-chairs, track chairs, session chairs and reviewers for nationally visible
conferences in our field.
Our faculty has extensive knowledge and interest in marketing phenomena. This permits
doctoral students with a variety of interests to receive mentoring and collaborate
on research with an area expert.
The School of Marketing and International Business has its own set of requirements
for admittance along with requirements for the OSU Graduate College. Please see department
based requirements below:
The Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business has admitted two new students for
fall 2023. Our next admission class will be fall 2024, with one or two positions likely
to be available.
A cumulative score at or above the 75th percentile on the GMAT or GRE exam. (GMAT
is preferred, but GRE will be considered.)
The early consideration deadlines will be December 18, 2023. Full admission consideration
deadline will be January 15, 2024. Final deadline is February 1, 2024.
Cost & Assistance
All doctoral students admitted to the Department of Marketing and International Business
are expected to conduct research and based upon departmental needs potentially teach.
Our students enjoy half-time graduate research/teaching assistantships. Half-time
assistantships carry a stipend of approximately $2,778 per month for nine months.
This is supplemented by an additional $2000 from the department. Summer funding is
available for students making good progress toward degree completion. Summer support
is provided through the Dean's Office and the department and totals nearly $10,000.
Total funding for the year totals roughly $37,000. Tuition and fees are paid by both
the Dean's Office and the department with the exception of the international student
fee. Students awarded half-time research/teaching assistantships should anticipate
60 hours of tuition waivers for a four year program. Doctoral students are provided
with health insurance coverage; additional coverage for spouse and children is available
at the student’s expense.