Ph.D. in Business Administration
The Ph.D. program in the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Kent State University prepares students to conduct high-quality, scholarly research and become effective educators in their field of study.
Students in the ACCBE Ph.D. Program work closely with renowned faculty to develop their independent research agenda, present work at leading academic conferences and contribute to advancing the knowledge of their discipline.
The goal of the Ph.D program is to prepare students for academic careers in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management*, Information Systems, or Marketing.
*We are not accepting applications for the Human Resource Management concentration at this time.
Our Ph.D. in Business Administration is a full-time, on-campus program to maximize students' opportunity to interact with faculty members and benefit from our mentorship program. We offer concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, and Marketing.
Our coursework consists of four core courses in either Econometric or Psychometric methods, four courses in your concentration, and four elective courses to pursue your individual interests. These courses complement our Research Mentorship Program to prepare the student with the skills they need to become a successful researcher.
Students also complete an Ethics Training Program that addresses a variety of areas of ethical concern in research, teaching, and university citizenship, including the use of human subjects in research, plagiarism and academic honesty, preventing discrimination and sexual harassment, and general ethics in the workplace.