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Oklahoma State University
ph.d. in business for executives

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Monthly Residencies

Our program is offered in an executive format. Monthly mandatory residencies in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Oklahoma State University during three years are required to complete the PH.D. in BUSINESS for EXECUTIVES program:

  1. Ten monthly residencies during the First year. Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the Fall and Spring Semesters (travel days are Wednesday and Sunday). Friday and Saturday during the Summer Semester (travel days are Thursday and Sunday)
  2. Nine monthly residencies during the Second year. Thursday, Friday and Saturday during Fall Semester (travel days are Wednesday and Sunday). Friday and Saturday during the Spring and Summer Semester (travel days are Thursday and Sunday)
  3. During the Third year, students will travel to Oklahoma to meet with their advisor to work on dissertation
    Times will vary depending on your dissertation committee, but we estimate about four to six trips to Oklahoma

In between the residencies, our executive students engage in live, synchronous, online classes. This combines the benefits of face to face interaction with some of the best researchers in the world and their colleagues in the program, with the convenience of weekly online classes. This has proven to be the perfect combination for busy executives who want an AACSB accredited PhD in business.

2018 Residency Dates

Spring Semester  
January 25-27  
March 8-10  
April 19-21 (Research Workshop April 20)
Summer Semester
May 18-19
June 22-23
July 20-21

2017 Residency Dates

Summer Semester
May 19 – 20
June 23 – 24
July 14 – 15
Spring Semester  
August 17 – 19 Welcome and Orientation
September 14 – 16  
October 19 – 21 (Research Workshop October 20)
November 9 – 11