Jun 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Ph.D

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-4798

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. 

Admission Requirements

The following are requirements beyond the general KSU Graduate Admissions  requirements:

  • The 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 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.
  • 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 should review the four-step admissions process for directions on how to apply at https://coles.kennesaw.edu/phd/admissions/index.php

Admissions Criteria for Unique Cases

Currently, there are no exceptions to the admission requirements.

Transfer Credit

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

Petition to Graduate 

Each candidate must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. The candidate should contact their program to request a petition. For more information, please view the corresponding section in Academic Policies .

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 concentration:

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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