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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 2024

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, 2023
Early Action application due
Feb. 1, 2024
Regular Decision application due

Early Action


Regular Decision 

September 1, 2023

Submit the Graduate College online application

February 1, 2024

September 8

Invitations sent for Research Workshop

February 9

September 29

Deadline to Register for Research Workshop

February 16

October 20

Participate in Research Workshop (attendance required)

March 8

November 20

Submit research proposal

April 8

December 18

Offer letters sent

May 6

December 29

Deadline to accept offer

May 17


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