PhD in Business Administration


The doctoral program offered by the Muma College of Business provides its graduates with preparation for careers as college and university professors and as research and staff personnel in industry and government. Students' intellectual growth is fostered through working closely with faculty in seminars, research projects, and other assignments that develop research and teaching skills. The curriculum offers breadth of understanding of the integral components of business administration as well as depth of field specialization sufficient to permit the student to make meaningful contributions to the discipline. Flexibility in the curriculum allows each student to build upon his or her strengths and to accommodate students with various levels of preparation in a wide variety of fields. Concentrations are offered in accounting, finance, information systems, and marketing. Support areas of study are offered in these fields, and in areas outside the college. However, the degree conferred is a Doctor of Philosophy in Business with a specialization in one of the named concentration areas.

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Why is there a priority deadline and a university deadline?
The priority deadline for this program is the date by which an applicant should apply for full consideration of admission and funding. Applicants who apply after the priority deadline, but before the university deadline, will be considered only on a space available basis.

How do I apply for an assistantship?
PhD applicants are considered for assistantships as a part of the regular application review process. No further application is needed.

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