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Earning a Ph.D.

with professional experience
Oklahoma State University offers an AACSB accredited Ph.D. in Business Administration for executives that allows organizational leaders to earn a doctorate while continuing their full-time careers. The program is designed to bridge academic study and business practice through a rich research-based curriculum.


Curriculum & format

  • 60-credit hours may be complete in three years
  • Hybrid format with three-day monthly in-person residencies supplemented by recorded lectures and synchronous online classes
  • Extensive curriculum covering research design and methods, statistics, theory, strategic management, organizational behavior, marketing, entrepreneurship, and business analytics
  • Courses taught by senior researchers and instructors
  • Faculty-mentored group research practicums with the opportunity for publication
  • Doctoral dissertations conducted one-on-one with a faculty research advisor



Application process

Learn about the admission process for Oklahoma State University’s Ph.D. in Business for Executives program.

Cohorts & alumni

Current students and alumni of the program will show you how rewarding and manageable it is to earn your Ph.D. through OSU’s executive program.

Meet the team

Find out more about the faculty and staff who will be assisting as you earn your doctorate.

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