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  • Extensive industry and managerial experience
  • A keen understanding of current challenges faced by organizations and leaders
  • Proven leadership, astute critical thinking, and excellent written and verbal communication
  • Distinguished academic record with a master’s degree or higher from an accredited university

Now accepting applications for Fall 2022

There are two application dates for students applying for the Ph.D. in Business for Executives program. The deadline for early action is in the fall, while regular decision applications are not due until early spring.

Sept. 1, 2021
Early Action application due
Feb. 1, 2022
Regular Decision application due

Early Action


Regular decision 

September 1, 2021

Submit the Graduate College online application

February 1, 2022

September 8

Invitations sent for Research Workshop

February 8

October 1

Deadline to Register for Research Workshop

February 14

October 22

Participate in Research Workshop (attendance required)

March 1

November 22

Submit research proposal

April 4

December 20

Offer letters sent

May 2

December 30

Deadline to accept offer

May 13


The cost if completed in three years is $129,000. Required books, software, and materials are included in the cost of the program. Students are responsible for travel, lodging, and meals with the exception of some lunches, breaks, and occasional receptions during residencies.
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