Business Administration, Ph.D.
Admission into the doctoral program in Business Administration is highly selective. At a minimum, applicants should possess a completed master's degree in a business field or related area with superior performance in graduate coursework.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
Degree Program Requirements
Required: 60 credit hours
|Research Methods (12 credits)|
|BUS 701||Doctoral Research Methods I (Quantitative Research Methods)||3|
|BUS 702||Doctoral Research Methods II (Qualitative Research Methods)||3|
|BUS 703||Doctoral Research Methods III (Applied Research Methods in Business)||3|
|BUS 705||Seminar in Academic Writing and Publishing||3|
|Major Courses (12 credits)|
|BUS 720||Seminar in Organization Theory||3|
|BUS 721||Seminar in Organization Behavior||3|
|BUS 730||Seminar in International Business Theory||3|
|BUS 742||Seminar in Corporate Governance||3|
|Field Courses (15-18 credits)|
|Select 15-18 credits from the following:||15-18|
|Seminar in Organizational Leadership|
|Seminar in Cross-Cultural Management|
|Seminar in Strategic Management I|
|Seminar in Strategic Management II|
|Advanced Topics in Management|
|Supervised Directed Research (3-6 credits)|
|BUS 790||Doctoral Research Independent Study||3-6|
|Dissertation (15-18 credits)|
|Total Credit Hours||57-66|
NOTE: All students must complete 60 credit hours for the Ph.D. in Business Administration. The range of total credit hours that appears in the course list above reflects only a minimum-maximum sum of the credits listed for the program requirements.
All students must complete a written and oral comprehensive exams.
All students must complete a dissertation proposal, oral defense of the proposal, and an oral defense of the completed dissertation.
At a minimum, students must make three required visits to campus as part of their degree program:
- To participate in an orientation program prior to coursework to foster a sense of community with their peers and faculty and to gain knowledge of the UNCG resources available to them.
- Upon completion of coursework, to participate in:
- written and oral comprehensive examinations,
- discussion regarding the dissertation proposal with faculty, and
- a dissertation proposal defense.
- To participate in their dissertation defense at the culmination of their program.