Ph.D. in Business Administration

The Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Business Administration (Ph.D.) Program at Kennesaw State University is an innovative program from an AACSB-accredited business school. Established in 2008, as a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), this degree became a Ph.D. program in 2018. As one of the first non-traditional, research-focused doctoral programs in the country, we boast over 100 current students and alumni. Alumni of the Ph.D. in Business Administration hold tenured/tenure-track, clinical, and leadership positions at AACSB-accredited universities across the United States.


Find Your Fit as a Doctor of Business Administration

Our detailed, four-step application process ensures that you find the right fit for your specific business goals. With focused concentrations in Accounting, Business Management, Information Systems and Marketing, each student receives a personalized Ph.D. program experience to excel as:   

  • Academic Professionals: Engage with in-depth, tailored research opportunities to establish a more robust academic presence as a lecturer, adjunct, or tenure-track faculty member. 
  • Experienced Business Professionals: Become a “champion” to advance in your business position, all while prioritizing an essential work-life balance. Work towards impactful consulting opportunities and company engagements. 

Enjoy the Diverse Ph.D. Program Experience at KSU

  • Over 50% of students enrolled are non-Georgia residents 
  • Average age of enrolled students is 47.1 
  • Join a select group of only 2,500 scholars in the United States 


Is Becoming a Doctor of Business Administration right for you?

Get your questions answered! Attend an Information Session today before applying to the KSU Ph.D. in Business Administration program at the Coles College of Business!

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112 graduates as of Fall 2021.

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