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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) with optional half-day career development seminar on Thursday.
  2. Nine monthly residencies during the Second year. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during Fall and Spring Semesters (travel days are Wednesday and Sunday). Friday and Saturday during the Summer Semester (travel days are Thursday and Sunday) with optional half-day career development seminar on Thursday.
  3. During the Third year, students will attend a week long Dissertation Workshop in August 19 -21 (subject to change) and will also travel to Oklahoma, as needed, 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 Ph.D. in business.

2020 Important dates for future students

Date Event  
April 10 Research Workshop - Class of 2020 By invitation only
August 20-22 Welcome and Orientation - Class of 2020/ Cohort IX  
October 23 Research Workshop - Class of 2021  By invitation only 

 

2021 Important dates for future students

Date Event  
April 9 Research Workshop - Class of 2021 By invitation only
August 19-21 (date subject to change) Welcome and Orientation  - Class of 2021/ Cohort X