PhD in Business Administration



In Public Accounting Report’s 27th Annual Professor’s Survey, the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy program at the University of South Florida was ranked in the top 25. Recent articles in Issues in Accounting Education have also ranked our program. These articles indicate that over the last 20 years we ranked 7th in AIS based on faculty publications and over the last 6 years we ranked 2nd based on graduated doctoral student publications.


The doctoral program in the Department of Finance offers an environment for intellectual growth and challenge. The program is designed to develop skills needed to pursue careers at major universities and as researchers in industry and government.

Information Systems

If you have the passion for technology, the ability to conceive of fundamental and interesting questions in this space, and the willingness to learn and use scientific methodologies that will help you rigorously answer these questions, then a PhD with a concentration in Information Systems might be of interest to you.


The PhD in Business Administration with a marketing concentration creates value for students by focusing on managerial applications that are grounded in innovative theory and method. The marketing concentration prepares graduates for careers as university professors and for research careers in other organizations.