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Admission to the Ph.D. Program is highly competitive. The Committee on Doctoral Studies reviews between 200 and 250 applications each year; 10 to 15 percent of applicants are admitted.
Minimally, an applicant must hold a bachelors degree, preferably in a related major. Although not required, most successful applicants hold at least one masters degree. In general, an admitted applicant shows (1) high potential for successful pursuit of an academic or similar career within the chosen field; and (2) a high probability of successfully completing the program.
For more information, see the Ph.D. Handbook (201KB PDF).
Apply to the Ph.D. program online. Specify the degree (Ph.D.), field of study (Business Administration), and concentration within field.
Deadline: January 15
Completed applications and all required credentials must arrive by January 15 for consideration for enrollment in the following Fall semester. No exceptions.
Students from countries where English is not an official language and non-native English speakers are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Exceptions may be made for applicants who hold a degree from a university located in a country in which English is the official language and also the language of instruction at the university. Minimum satisfactory TOEFL and IELTS scores are defined as follows: TOEFL: 600 or above (paper exam), 100 or above (internet exam); 250 or above (computer exam); IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0. TOEFL and IELTS scores may not be more than two years old.