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Ph.D. in Business for Executives

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Residency Dates

Academic Year 2019-20 (Cohort VI, VII and VII)

Term Dates First Year Cohort (VIII) Second Year Cohort (VII) Third Year Cohort (VI)
Fall 2019 Aug 14-17 - - Dissertation Workshop
  Aug 22-24 Welcome & Orientation Residency 1 **
  Sep 12-14 Residency 1 EMS Conference (suggested) EMS Conference (suggested)
  Oct 3-5 Residency 2 Residency 2 **
  Nov 7-9 Residency 3 Residency 3 **
 Spring 2020 Jan 23-25 Residency 1 Residency 1 - Fri & Sat only **
  Mar 5-7 Residency 2 Residency 2 - Fri & Sat only **
  Apr 9-11 Residency 3 Residency 3 - Fri & Sat only **
 Summer 2020 May 14-16 Residency 1* Residency 1* **
  Jun 11-13 Residency 2* Residency 2* **
  Jul 16-18 Residency 3* Residency 3* **

*During summer residencies, 1st and 2nd year cohorts will have regular classes scheduled on Friday & Saturday only. Optional half-day career development seminars will be offered Thursday afternoons (topics TBD). 

**3rd year cohorts do not have regularly scheduled residencies, but it is suggested that they take advantage of the time to meet with committee members 

Academic Year 2020-21 (Cohort VI, VII, VII and IX)

Term  Dates First Year Cohort (IX) Second Year Cohort (VIII)  Third Year Cohort (VII) Cohort (VI)
Fall 2020 Aug 19-22 -  - Dissertation Workshop  
  Aug 20-22 Welcome & Orientation  Residency 1 **  
  Sep 10-13   EMS Conference (suggested)***  EMS Conference (suggested)***  
  Sep 24-26 Residency 1   **  
  Oct 22-24 Residency 2 Residency 2 **  
  Nov 19-21 Residency 3 Residency 3 **  
  Dec 11      

Graduation Luncheon and

Commencement Ceremony

Spring 2021 Jan 21-23 Residency 1 Residency 1 **  
  Mar 4-6 Residency 2 Residency 2 **  
  Apr 8-10 Residency 3 Residency 3  **  
Summer 2021 May 13-15 Residency 1 Residency 1*  **  
  Jun 10-12 Residency 2 Residency 2*  **  
  July 15-17 Residency 3 Residency 3*  **  
           

*During summer residencies, 1st and 2nd year cohorts will have regular classes scheduled on Friday & Saturday only. Optional half-day career development seminars will be offered Thursday afternoons (topics TBD).   

** 3rd year cohorts do not have regularly scheduled residencies, but it is suggested that they take advantage of the time to meet with committee members                                    *** EMS is September 10-13, 2020 in Cleveland, OH

Term Dates First Year Cohort (X) Second Year Cohort (IX) Third Year Cohort (VIII)
Fall 2021 Aug 16-20 - - Dissertation Workshop (dates subject to change)
  Aug 19-21 Welcome & Orientation Residency **
  (Dates subject to change)      

** 3rd year cohorts do not have regularly scheduled residencies, but it is suggested that they take advantage of the time to meet with committee members