Feb 26, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Ph.D

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Contact: Sobia Mufti
Office: KSU Center, Suite 431
Web address: http://coles.kennesaw.edu/

Program Description

The KSU Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Ph.D) program is an innovative doctoral program designed to prepare highly experienced professionals for teaching and research positions at AACSB accredited business schools or for advanced research positions in consulting, government or industry. The KSU Ph.D program combines the rigor of a traditional doctoral program with intense classroom study allowing full immersion into state of the art academic research content and methods, along with a European style mentorship model supporting the student in conducting independent, original research.

General Requirements for Admission to the KSU Ph.D in Business Administration

The KSU Ph.D admission process is highly competitive and designed to identify applicants with the background and experience necessary to complete the requirements of a rigorous doctoral degree program. The KSU Ph.D four-step application process is designed to determine if applicants have the skills and interests necessary to succeed in the program. Admission decisions for each step are made only after receipt of required documents for that step. For directions on how to apply, applicants should review the information at http://coles.kennesaw.edu/dba/admissions/index.php.

The application process begins during the summer, enrollment decisions are made in the spring for admittances to a Ph.D cohort beginning during the following fall semester. Applicants offered admittance to a cohort but who are unable to attend will need to reapply for a future cohort. All students who have been admitted to the Ph.D program are required to register for the specified number of courses each semester in order to remain in good standing. 

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is not permissible for any part of the KSU Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program.

Program of Study

Foundation Course (3 Credit Hours)

Students must attend orientation in addition to taking one of the following courses that corresponds with the chosen discipline:

Career Transition (3 Credit Hours)

Dissertation Research (15 Credit Hours)

Students must take one of the following courses (3 Credit Hours) that corresponds with the chosen discipline:

Program Total (48 Credit Hours)

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