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Online Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Business from University of the Cumberlands is a research degree program designed to give you the skills you need to stay at the cutting-edge of innovations in business while also providing the tools you need to teach at post-secondary institutions. More than credentials, your Ph.D. in business philosophy will give you a comprehensive understanding of core fundamentals, critical thinking skills, scientific inquiry, and evidence-based practice necessary to excel in any teaching or research role in academia or the field of business.

This online graduate degree in business builds on appropriate undergraduate and graduate work, as well as practical, real-world business experience, to give those with the ambition to pursue research-oriented or teaching careers a head start to success.

Curriculum for this online doctor of philosophy in business management program — including all coursework and field and clinical experiences — will engage you in the theories, strategies, and tactics you need to:

  • Research and attain business discipline-specific knowledge and competencies
  • Develop effective business-related professional skills — from communication to collaboration
  • Assess your personal values, connecting them with ethical business and research behaviors


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

In addition to the overall institutional accreditation statement above, the Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page. Please review our Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.


Are you ready for a Doctor of Philosophy in business administration? Have you been investigating various doctor of business economics or doctor in business philosophy programs? Prepare to be an academic and research leader in the development of best-business-practices with your Doctor of Philosophy in Business from University of the Cumberlands. To learn more about how our online Doctor of Philosophy in business administration program can fit into your busy schedule, fill out the form on this page or call us at 855.791.7201

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.