PhD Program Requirements
PhD in Business Administration (All Tracks)
All tracks of the PhD in Business Administration will require two years of full-time coursework. The total program will take approximately three to four years to complete from matriculation to completion of the dissertation. The particular courses taken vary by track and are tailored to each student’s needs, in consultation with his or her faculty advisors. Courses are selected from those available at the College of Management and other departments at the University of Massachusetts Boston and, in some cases, other institutions in metro Boston and beyond.
Students must also pass a major field requirement (exams and major papers, depending upon the track), usually taken between the second and third year of residence, and to propose, carry out, and defend a dissertation. In addition to coursework and dissertation research, students are expected to serve as research assistants for faculty members and, in most cases, as course instructors. Students in good standing who lack external funding are guaranteed up to four years of support with an annual stipend and tuition waiver.
For details regarding application requirements, financial support, and the admission process please visit the admissions page of the PhD program in Business Administration. Also, for further information, please visit our PhD FAQs webpage.