PhD in Business Administration
The Muma College of Business, for the first time, will be home to a University of South Florida Presidential Doctoral Fellow, considered the most prestigious honor awarded to doctoral candidates university-wide each year. The business college has submitted nominations several times, but has never had a Presidential Doctoral Fellow to call its own.
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 the following fields: 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.