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Oklahoma State University

PhD in Business for Executives

The PH.D. in BUSINESS for EXECUTIVES program at Oklahoma State University is an AACSB-accredited Ph.D. degree. The program allows executives to earn a Ph.D. in business while continuing their full-time careers. The 60-credit hour program can be completed in three years.


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  • The program has attracted executives from respected companies like American Airlines, Bank of America, CitiGroup, Dell, Pfizer, Sprint, Walmart, and Wells Fargo as well as owners of entrepreneurial start-ups.
  • The program has admitted students from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and South America.
  • Faculty includes the best and brightest researchers and instructors from the Spears School of Business.
  • The program also regularly hosts global scholars who are leaders in their respective fields of research like Denise Rousseau, Ph.D., Ed Lawler, Ph.D., Tim Judge, Ph.D., and many others.
  • Our executive students are not merely applying known best practices. As business researchers, they are creating the best practices of the future.
  • The program admits a limited number of new students each August.