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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 attend a week long Dissertation Workshop in August (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.

2019 Residency Dates

Spring Semester  
January 24-26  
March 7-9  
April 11-13 (Research Workshop April 12)
Summer Semester
May 17-18
June 21-22
July 12-13
Fall Semester  
August 15-17 Welcome and Orientation

2018 Residency Dates

Spring Semester  
January 25-27  
March 8-10  
April 12-14 (Research Workshop April 20)
Summer Semester
May 4-5
June 8-9
July 20-21
Fall Semester  
August 16-18 Welcome and Orientation
September 27-29  
October 18-20 (Research Workshop October 12)
November 8-10  

2017 Residency Dates

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