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Business Administration, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Houston, TX, United States
The Business Administration program is strongly oriented toward research, and it endeavors to educate teacher-scholars capable of expanding the frontier of knowledge in these disciplines.
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The program of study fosters development in the primary areas of teaching and research that each student selects.  All degree candidates must complete the following minimum requirements:  21 semester hours in the major field, twelve semester hours in the support field, nine semester hours in research, comprehensive examinations in the major field, an oral defense of the dissertation proposal, a minimum of 18 semester hours devoted to dissertation and research, and an oral defense of the dissertation.

Prior graduate-level elective course work may be applied toward the required course work if approved by the student’s advisory committee.  A maximum of 12 hours of prior graduate credit may be applied in total to the supporting field, major field, and research requirement.

Students must complete a minimum of twelve hours of research courses, including three hours of research in the major field.  These courses must have either research methodology or statistical data analysis as their major emphasis, must meet all specific requirements of the department offering the major field, and must be approved by the advisory committee.  

Courses fulfilling this requirement cannot be double-counted toward fulfillment of the major field or supporting field course work requirements.  Prior graduate credit may be applied toward this requirement, but is subject to the advisory committee’s approval and to the limitations set forth under the section on program of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Area of Study:
  • Accountancy & Taxation
  • MIS (DISC)
  • Supply Chain Management (DISC)
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Official transcripts 
  • Resume or CV 
  • Statement of Goals
  • Three letters of reference 
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

  • International

    849 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 849 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    334 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 334 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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