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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Degree Requirements

The online PhD program in Business is comprised of 60 required credit hours with courses delivered in an 8-week bi-term format. Each course is three semester credit-hours and aligned with the program’s goals. An outline of the Program of Studies for the PhD in Business is provided below:

Core Courses – 15 Credit Hours Required

BAOL 731 Advanced Managerial Accounting
BUOL 733 Strategic Marketing: Research and Practice
BUOL 734 Corporate Finance: Fiscal Management in a Global Climate
BUOL 735 Comparative Economics
BUOL 737 Managerial Ethics and Social Responsibility

Strategic Focus Courses: Management – 18 Credit Hours Required

BUOL 832 Development of Management Theory and Practice
BUOL 833 Global Management Models
BUOL 834 Leadership in Global and Multicultural Organizations
BUOL 835 Strategic Talent Management
BUOL 836 Organizational Performance Analysis
BUOL 838 Strategic Thinking, Decision-Making, and Innovation

Research Methods Courses – 12 Credit Hours Required

BROL 700 Business Research and Writing
BROL 701 Research Methods and Design
BROL 702 Applied Statistics
BROL 801 Advanced Quantitative Research Design and Analysis


BROL 802 Advanced Qualitative Research and Design

Capstone and Dissertation Courses – 15 Credit Hours Required

BROL 900 Comprehensive Examination and Dissertation Colloquium
BROL 930 Dissertation Seminary I
BROL 931 Dissertation Seminary II
BROL 932 Dissertation Seminary III
BROL 933 Dissertation Seminary IV

For a full list of course offerings, visit our Academic Catalog page.