Ph.D. On Campus

Business Administration

The Ohio State University

60 months
41029 USD/year
37140 USD/year
12424 USD/year
Tuition fee
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A series of formal evaluations measures progress in the program and provides students with appropriate feedback. Most Business Administration PhD courses at the The Ohio State University follow a seminar format, in which students read and discuss contemporary research in an informal classroom setting. Courses in minor area and research tools may follow regular classroom format.


Key facts:

  • The PhD Business Administration programs at The Ohio State University build on a tradition of excellence in scholarship within Fisher College of Business - a tradition that provides you with perspective, expertise, and skills necessary to reshape the business world.
  • The greatest strength of the program is Fisher's top faculty, and their emphasis on research and teaching. The facilities and resources of The Ohio State University campus enhance the doctoral experience. Another strength is Fisher's proximity to the corporate headquarters of a variety of businesses within the technology, service, and manufacturing sectors. Our involvement with the business community in Columbus which offers extensive access to research sites and senior executives.
  • Fisher strategically manages the size of its PhD program through careful analysis of market and budgetary conditions and other factors. The result is a small and efficient, high quality program. If you seek to develop your talents and pursue academic inquiry of highest quality, we invite you to explore doctoral study at Fisher College of Business.

Programme Structure

Doctoral students who choose business administration can select from a number of areas of emphasis:

  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategy/Enterpreneurship
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Logistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential)
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41029 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41029 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    37140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37140 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    12424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12424 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

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


All admitted students into any of the Fisher PhD programs are fully funded, including a stipend and tuition costs. The funding may come in the form of fellowships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, supplemental grants, etc. Applicants to any PhD program do not need to do anything to be considered for funding - if an applicant is admitted, s/he is funded.

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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