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PhD in Business Administration

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The PhD in Business Administration is designed for professionals who desire an advanced degree in business to excel in their careers. In addition, the program responds to current MBA or technical graduate students aspiring to become consultants or professors. The program also appeals to existing professionals who aspire to an advanced degree to enhance leadership roles in administrative positions. This program is suitable for busy professionals seeking an advanced degree in business to increase their credentials in their current or future industry role and/or for advancement in academia or entrance to academic.

Residency

All PhD in Business Administration students are required to complete two summer residencies during their program.  Students will be in residence on the Hampton University main campus for 4 weeks during the mid July through Mid August period of the first and second years of their program.

This residency accounts for 24 credit hours.

The required four courses in research preparatory skills are designed to prepare students to create a required publishable paper at the completion of the first year and a dissertation proposal which will subsequently be done completely on line.

Online Coursework

During the fall and spring semesters students will take six graduate level courses online to establish 18 credit hours in the discipline.  Students will also complete six hours of minor coursework.

For those students continually in residence, up to 6 credit hours of the six graduate level courses will be accepted to fulfill "discipline" requirements.

Admissions

Admission into the PhD in Business Administration program is open to all students seeking an advanced degree.

Preferred students would possess a master’s degree in an approved program. Otherwise, nine credits in master level prerequisite business courses will be required in Economics, Accounting, and Quantitative Business Analysis.

All prospective PHD students must take the GMAT and score at least 400, for admission into the Hampton University PhD in Business Administration, if they have not done so within the past five years. Students with a MBA who previously (within five years) scored 400 or greater on the GMAT, are not required to retake the examination but must submit score. All students must submit three letters of recommendation, have three years of relevant work experience, and submit a prepared Statement of Career/Professional plans. Students lacking undergraduate or graduate degrees in business may be required to take up to 9 hours of prerequisites. If needed, this work can be taken concurrent with required PhD coursework.

Up to six credits of minor coursework may be accepted for professional relevant life experience.

Students will be required to complete dissertation requirements within 6 semesters (3 years) of the first
enrollment in the dissertation seminar.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a continual basis.  However, regardless of when students are admitted, they will begin their program course work as a cohort in the upcoming July-August residential component.

A new cohort of students will be accepted July 2014.

Contact

For more information about the PhD in Business Administration program, please contact:

Dr. Sid Credle, Dean
Hampton University School of Business
sid.credle@hamptonu.edu