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. We currently have 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 or 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 will admit three new students in
Fall 2022. These positions have been filled. The next admission class will be Fall
2023, 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 deadline is Dec. 5, full consideration deadline is Jan. 15 and the final application deadline
is Feb. 1.
Cost & Assistance
All doctoral students admitted to the Department of Marketing and International Business
are expected to teach and will be offered half-time graduate teaching assistantships.
Half-time assistantships carry a stipend of approximately $2,003 per month for nine
months. Students awarded half-time 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