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Business Administration - Ph.D.

Kent State University
5 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Online / Distance

Program description

Business Administration - Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Business Administration prepares doctoral students to conduct high-quality, scholarly research and teach effectively in the field of business. The degree's purpose is to develop the intellectual potential of the student through emphasis on specific areas of concentration within the framework of the general field of business administration. Academic objectives are accomplished through close student-faculty working relationships. The program provides the flexibility to allow for a considerable degree of individual design, based upon the career needs and objectives of the student.

The Business Administration major comprises the following concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Admission requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission

English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:

  • Minimum 600 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
  • Minimum 100 TOEFL IBT score (internet-based version)
  • Minimum 85 MELAB score
  • Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
  • Minimum 68 PTE score
  • Minimum 120 Duolingo English Test score

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Program content

Major requirements

  • College Teaching
  • Bad 80199 Dissertation I
  • Econometrics I or Linear Statistical Models

Major Electives, choose from the following:

  • Microeconomic Theory I
  • Macroeconomic Theory I
  • Econometrics II
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Philosophy of Science and Business Models
  • Systems Simulation
  • Stochastic Models
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Design
  • Analytical Methods in Marketing Research
  • Seminar in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Accounting Concentration Requirements

  • Auditing Issues
  • Managerial Accounting Issues
  • Financial Accounting Issues
  • Basic Accounting Research Methodology
  • Research in Accounting

Finance Concentration Requirements

  • Theories of Financial Decision-making
  • Seminar in Corporate Finance
  • Seminar in Finance Topics I
  • Seminar in Investments
  • Seminar in Finance Topics II

Information Systems Concentration Requirements

  • Social Issues in Information Systems
  • Innovation, Adoption, Diffusion
  • Information Systems Strategy and Innovation
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Seminar in Management Systems

Management Concentration Requirements

  • Econometrics II
  • Economics of Labor Markets
  • Value and Supply Chain Management
  • Acquiring Human Resources
  • Theory of the Firm
  • Optimizing Human Resources
  • Statistics for Management
  • Theoretical and Empirical Global Strategy
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Technology and Innovation Strategy
  • Seminar in Management Systems
  • Quantitative Statistical Analysis II
  • Qualitative Research Design
  • Survey Research Methods

Marketing Concentration Requirements

  • Marketing Strategy or Seminar in Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Research Design
  • Analytical Methods in Marketing Research
  • Buyer Behavior
  • Marketing Theory

Supply Chain Management Concentration Requirements

  • Research Seminar in Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Simulation
  • Scheduling and Planning
  • Stochastic Models
  • Seminar in Management Systems

Tuition fees

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AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of their interest area and display a high degree of mastery in appropriate theories, analytical skills, research design and methodologies.
  2. Conduct original research by integrating knowledge of specific areas of interest and successfully articulating their research in written form.

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Kent State University

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Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

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