Ph.D. On Campus

Business Administration

The University of Iowa

24 months
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The Doctor of Philosophy program in Business Administration at The University of Iowa requires a minimum of 72 s.h., including approved transfer credit. 


The Business Administration program from The University of Iowa is flexible, permitting students to choose a specialization area according to their interests. 

Coursework and related experience enable students to achieve competence in economic theory, statistical methods, and behavioral science as well as expertise in a major and minor study area. Students also have opportunities to develop research and teaching skills.

Career Advancement

  • The Doctor of Philosophy program prepares students for research positions in business and government or for research and teaching positions at academic institutions.

Programme Structure

  • Core courses develop research competence and provide background for specialized study. Doctoral students consult with their advisors to develop a study plan that reflects the individual student's background and interests and satisfies core requirements.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and have their scores sent to the University in order to be considered for admission. 
  • The Departments of Business Analytics, Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship, and Marketing accept test scores for either the GRE or GMAT. The Department of Accounting accepts only GMAT scores. Required scores on these tests and their weight in admission decisions vary by department.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must submit official test scores to verify English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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