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Business Administration (PhD)

University of South Alabama
3 years
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
On campus
Alabama
English
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Program description

Business Administration(PhD)

The Mitchell PhD in Business Administration program, with business analytics, management and marketing concentrations, is designed for business professionals and instructor-level faculty seeking a doctorate to pursue an academic career through 4-year universities. The program facilitates the transition toward a new career by developing a comprehensive understanding of the discipline and essential research methods. The curriculum encourages a balanced approach to learning conceptual, theoretical and methodological components.

Classes are led by doctoral faculty with extensive experience in university teaching and research. Mitchell PhD faculty are widely published in Management, Marketing and research methods, and work closely with the PhD students to guide their own research interests to publication.

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Admission requirements

PhD Admission Requirements

  • A completed MBA from an accredited program or Specialized Master’s degree in a business field from an accredited school
  • A minimum of five years of professional business or teaching experience
  • Complete USA Graduate School Application
  • Send official transcripts
  • Send current CV/resume
  • Mail 3 letters of reference
  • GMAT score is not required
  • Completion of a writing assignment
  • Completion of an interview with the Mitchell College of Business Ph.D. in Business Administration Admissions Committee

International Student Requirements

International Students: As per the University Graduate School requirements, international students are required to score a minimum of (197) (71) on TOEFL or 6.0 or higher on IELTS.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The PhD in Business Administration program has three areas of focus; Business Analytics, Management and Marketing.

Business Analytics PhD Course Sequence

Year 1 / Summer

  • Fundamentals of Research
  • Applied Statistics & Regression
  • Research and Teaching Concepts

Year 1 / Fall

  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Seminar in Marketing Management
  • Research and Teaching Concepts

Year 1 / Spring

  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Seminar in Strategic Management
  • Research and Teaching Concepts

Year 2 / Summer

  • Advanced Statistics and Applied Research
  • Research and Teaching Concepts
  • Conceptual paper presented to review team

Year 2 / Fall

  • Data Management and Visualization for Business Analytics
  • Applied Business Analytics I
  • Research and Teaching Concepts
  • Paper submission to national or international conference

Year 2 / Spring

  • Applied Business Analytics II
  • Computational Statistics for Business Analytics
  • Research and Teaching Concepts
  • Paper submission to regional meeting

Year 3 / Summer

  • Dissertation Research
  • ABD status conditional on results of the comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation Research

Year 3 / Fall

  • Dissertation Research
  • Paper submission to a national or international conference

Year 3 / Spring

  • Dissertation Research
  • Paper submission to a national or international conference
  • Completion of PhD Research Requirements and Graduation

Management PhD Course Sequence

Year 1 / Summer

  • Applied Statistics & Regression
  • Fundamentals of Research
  • Research and Teaching Concepts

Year 1 / Fall

  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Seminar in Organizational Behavior
  • Research and Teaching Concepts

Year 1 / Spring

  • Research Designs and Methods
  • Seminar in Organizational Theory and Change
  • Research and Teaching Concepts

Year 2 / Summer

  • Advanced Statistics and Applied Research
  • Research and Teaching Concepts
  • Conceptual paper presented to review team

Year 2 / Fall

  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Seminar in Leadership
  • Research and Teaching Concepts
  • Paper submission to national or international
  • conference

Year 2 / Spring

  • Seminars in Special Topics
  • Seminar in Business Strategy
  • Research and Teaching Concepts
  • Paper submission to regional meeting

Year 3 / Summer

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • ABD status conditional on results of the comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation Research

Year 3 / Fall

  • Dissertation Research
  • Paper submission to a national or international conference

Year 3 / Spring

  • Dissertation Research
  • Paper submission to a national or international conference
  • Completion of PhD Research Requirements and Graduation

Marketing PhD Course Sequence

Year 1 / Summer

  • Applied Statistics & Regression
  • Fundamentals of Research
  • Research and Teaching Concepts

Year 1 / Fall

  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Seminar in Marketing Management
  • Research and Teaching Concepts

Year 1 / Spring

  • Research Designs and Methods
  • Seminar in Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Research and Teaching Concepts

Year 2 / Summer

  • Advanced Statistics and Applied Research
  • Research and Teaching Concepts
  • Conceptual paper presented to review team

Year 2 / Fall

  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Seminar in Marketing Communication
  • Research and Teaching Concepts
  • Paper submission to national or international
  • conference

Year 2 / Spring

  • Seminars in Special Topics
  • Seminar in Marketing Strategy
  • Research and Teaching Concepts
  • Paper submission to regional meeting

Year 3 / Summer

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • ABD status conditional on results of the comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation Research

Year 3 / Fall

  • Dissertation Research
  • Paper submission to a national or international conference

Year 3 / Spring

  • Dissertation Research
  • Paper submission to a national or international conference
  • Completion of PhD Research Requirements and Graduation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The Mitchell PhD in Business Administration tuition and fees totals approximately $24 00 each year for in-state students. Out-of-state students pay approximately $32, 000 each year.

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