PhD in Business Administration

Preparing students for placement where advanced knowledge and high level research skills are essential.

The mission of the doctoral program is to prepare students for successful careers in higher education, at government institutes, “think-tanks”, business corporations and financial institutions. To accomplish this mission, the program prepares graduates to comprehend and evaluate research, to perform research that advances knowledge, and to provide effective instruction, all within a business-related discipline and in a supportive collegial environment.

Concentrations Offered


The Von Allmen School of Accountancy doctoral program is designed to equip doctoral graduates for successful careers as educators and researchers at major colleges and universities.

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Finance & Quantitative Methods

At the Gatton College, the PhD program in business administration with a concentration in finance and quantitative methods emphasizes the development of university-level research and teaching skills.

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The Gatton College's doctoral program in management prepares students for successful academic careers at research-intensive universities. Our doctoral students work closely with the world-class faculty on cutting-edge research.

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Marketing & Supply Chain

The Marketing & Supply Chain’s Ph.D. program is designed to provide its students with the skills necessary to become successful marketing professors in esteemed business schools.

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Admission Guidelines

To be considered for the PhD in Business Administration program, the applicant must meet the admission guidelines of the Graduate School and Gatton College of Business and Economics.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Obtaining your PhD involves a tremendous amount of preparation and hard work. Click the link below for some answers to frequently asked questions about achieving your PhD in Business Administration.