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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration is designed to prepare students for careers in research and teaching. Flexibility in program design accommodates students who seek career opportunities in the global business environment by focusing on one of the following three concentration areas: Finance, Management, and Marketing. The program seeks to create an intellectual climate that embraces diversity and global awareness. The college not only is committed to meeting the needs of the Rio Grande region with a particular emphasis placed on business practices as they relate to North, Central and South American countries, but also provides support and freedom to students to conduct meaningful research. We are proud of our program which strives to achieve excellence in research, teaching and service and of the placement rate of our graduates.

Why a Ph.D. in Business Administration at UTPA...

  • We are fully accredited by the AACSB and offer competitive assistantships to qualified candidates.
  • We are listed as one of the “Best Business Schools” by The Princeton Review.

Time to Degree: 2-3 years of coursework and an additional 1-2 years for the dissertation

Total Credit Hours: For applicants with MBA or similar degrees- 66 hours. For those without an MBA or similar degrees, additional leveling courses are required.

Areas of Concentration: CIS/QUMT, Finance, Management and Marketing