The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Ph.D.) program at Kennesaw State University is an innovative program offered by an AACSB-accredited business school. Enrolling in this innovative program will allow you to advance your goal of obtaining an academic position at an AACSB-accredited university, all while still maintaining your full-time job. With more than 100 alumni, the program’s impact on academe and the business community is far-reaching and will provide you with the opportunity to develop and strengthen your network. Our alumni have an established record of publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed academic journals, thus demonstrating the quality of research conducted by our alumni.
KSU’s Ph.D. in Business Administration Program is intended for two types of doctoral students:
Experienced business professionals who wish to strengthen their academic credentials.
The Ph.D. in Business Administration Program is designed around intensive weekend residencies, so you can successfully attend while continuing with your current line of employment. Our concentrations allow you to focus on a specific area of business:
Program Format: One Weekend a Month In-Person Residency
Number of Credits Hours: 48 Minimum Hours
Entry Terms: Fall
Time to Complete: Three-to-Five-year Program
The four-step application process is designed to determine if applicants have the skills and interests necessary to succeed the program. Admission decisions for each step are made only after receipt of required documents for that step. The program receives a extensive number of applications every year for each of the concentrations. Depending on the number of students enrolled in each concentration and discipline courses offered, certain concentrations will either admit students every year or every other year. Please see below for specific information pertaining to the concentrations before applying to the program.
Step 1 Initial Requirements: Attend an information session before applying. Once you've decided, please complete the application, submit your resume, and request your academic transcripts. Submit your Statement of Interest and request two letters of Recommendation.
Step 2 Research Workshop and Research Interest: Attend a research workshop at the KSU Center. Submit your Research Interest Overview.
Step 3 Interview: Complete an interview with the Ph.D. program Directors and faculty by invitation.
Step 4 Offer and Commitment: Receive the offer to join the other successful candidates selected within two weeks.
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Senior Graduate Admissions Counselor, Ph.D. in Business Administration Program
Kennesaw State University
PhD in Business Administration Program Office
Coles College of Business
3333 Busbee Drive
North Entrance, Suite 431
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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