Executive Ph.D. in Business
The Executive Doctor of Philosophy in Business from University of the Cumberlands builds on your undergraduate and graduate education and real-world professional experiences to prepare you for C-Suite and executive-level positions within any organization. This hybrid Doctor of Philosophy in Business degree program also gives the theoretical, research-based insights and practical training you need to work in academia and further the discipline through research or instruction.
What Is It?
The executive PhD in business is a variation of our fully online business PhD program. Along with online coursework, your curriculum involves applied learning practicums and a residency component, both of which are required each semester. An executive PhD in business is ideal for working professionals who want a program that works with their busy schedule but isn't completely online. It’s designed to actively engage you in the theories, strategies, and tactics for superior business practices in real-world applications.
Bottom line, this executive Ph.D. in business degree program will advance your understanding of theoretical and applied literature in business administration to help you:
- Gain a working knowledge of best practices in accounting, finance, economics, business management, and marketing
- Develop research-based strategies to optimize organizational performance — domestic and international
- Apply advanced communication, collaboration, research, and critical-thinking skills
- Contribute to the field of business — both theoretical and practical — through rigorous research
Take your organization — and your career — to the next level with an Executive Doctor of Philosophy in Business. To learn more about how to fit this executive-level degree program into your busy schedule, fill out the form on this page or call us at 855.791.7201.
What Careers Can I do with an Online Executive PhD in Business?
Graduates who aspire to take their industry leadership even further can take on the challenges of even greater oversight in organizational areas such as strategy, planning, and personnel management. Besides having an impact within the industry, graduates are also prepared to contribute their advanced business expertise to academia in a number of postsecondary instructional settings. This field is highly diversified and includes the following career paths:
- Chief Financial Officer
- Chief Operations Officer
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Sustainability Officer
- Postsecondary Business Instructor
Residency & Class Attendance Policy
Residency weekend sessions are mandatory. You must attend each session in full to receive credit. If you miss any part of the session, you will be counted absent for the entire session. No exceptions. If you miss a single class session, you may make it up. More than one class missed results in dismissal from the University.
Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees.
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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.
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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.