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Business Administration - Doctorate (PHD)

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The objective of the PhD in Business Administration degree is to develop scholars with an ability to teach and conduct independent research in various areas of business administration. The program prepares students for careers as researchers and teachers while developing the rigorous analytical skills needed to make significant scholarly contributions in fields of business.


  • The high-quality, rigorous PhD in Business Administration is accredited by AACSB and incorporates business problems and research topics from across the DFW business region.
  • As a Carnegie R1-Very High Research Activity Doctoral/Research University campus, our faculty members are active researchers, and many are internationally recognized for their scholarly achievements.



  • University Professor
  • Management Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • C-level Executive
  • Market Research Analyst



The Ph.D. in Business Administration degree with a major field in accounting is designed for students pursuing careers as college or university professors. It is also designed for careers in business or government which require an understanding of accounting and related research matters. This is a full-time program, focusing on academic research in accounting and the tools and methodologies necessary to do independent academic research.

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Finance & Real Estate

The Department of Finance and Real Estate admits a cohort batch of doctoral students in finance in the fall semester of every year. The size of the batch depends on funding as well as the competitive pool of applicants. The students take predefined coursework in major and supporting fields for approximately two years followed by a written and oral comprehensive examination.

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Information Systems & Operations Management

The objective of the Ph.D. degree in Business Administration with a major in Information Systems And Operations Management is to develop scholars with an ability to teach and conduct independent research. The main emphasis in our program is to offer training in scholarly research.

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A Ph.D. is a research degree. We believe those who receive a Ph.D. from the Management Department should be talented and enthusiastic organizational scholars. They should be able to critically evaluate existing research, translate and disseminate research knowledge to their students and their communities, and conduct their own original research—adding to what we know and what we do in the management discipline. Therefore, students whose major field is management receive considerable research-oriented training.

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Management Sciences

The doctoral program in Management Sciences develops scholars in research areas including, but not limited to, behavioral operations, decision science/business statistics, operations management, and supply chain management. Students will be trained both in critical thinking skills to come up with research questions, and also in technical skills to implement research plans. In this area, the relevant technical skills include applied game theory, economics/statistical analysis, experimental economics, stochastic modeling, and operations research style optimization.

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The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a primary field in marketing offers students an opportunity to hone their methodological skills and conceptual knowledge to generate creative research ideas in marketing.

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  • R1 Research University
  • AACSB accredited (top 5% of business programs globally)
  • Centrally located within the DFW Metroplex
  • Funding opportunities


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