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Doctorate in Business for Executives

This AACSB-accredited PhD in Business Administration is tailored to executives’ and working professionals’ demanding schedules, allowing them to earn their degree while maintaining full-time careers. This intensive program is designed to develop innovative, evidence-based leaders by applying science to business practice through a rich research-based curriculum.

Curriculum

  • The 60-credit hour program can be completed in three years.
  • The program is offered in an executive format with weekly online class meetings and nine 3-day in-person residencies per year on our Stillwater campus.
  • Core curriculum for the program consists of 12 courses, plus an applied research practicum and dissertation.
  • Courses cover macro and micro organizational issues, theory and a comprehensive spectrum of research methods.

Research and Faculty

  • Courses are taught by top researchers and instructors from Spears Business.
  • Faculty expertise spans a number of disciplines including organizational behavior, strategic management, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance and data analytics.
  • Students work in groups on a year-long applied research practicum in an area of their choosing.
  • Doctoral dissertations are conducted one-on-one with a faculty research advisor.

Admissions

The Exec PhD program has its own set of requirements for admittance, along with requirements for the OSU Graduate College. Please see department based requirements below:

  • Extensive industry and managerial experience is required.
  • Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  • Keen understanding of the strategic challenges faced by organizations and leaders.
  • Astute critical thinking, excellent written and verbal communication and proven leadership.
  • The program admits a limited number of new students per cohort each year for fall matriculation.

Cost & Assistance

The total cost of the program if completed in three years is $120,000 (subject to change). Selected books, materials, and software are included in the cost of the program. Students are responsible for travel and lodging.

 

 

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