Business Administration (Ph.D.) Program Information
For the Ph.D. in Business Administration, students must have a concentration in one of the following:
Minimum requirements for the various departments and specialties are given in the Graduate Degrees section in this catalog.
All candidates for the Ph.D. in business administration must satisfy the following general requirements:
Breadth requirement: All applicants for Ph.D. in the business administration program are expected to have completed prior business-related course work at either the advanced undergraduate or graduate level. Students entering without prior work are required to take a minimum of three graduate courses in at least two fields other than their chosen area of concentration. Most often, the appropriate courses will be found in the M.B.A. first-year core; the particular courses to be taken by a student will be decided in consultation with the student’s academic adviser. After a student enters the Ph.D. program, the courses taken to satisfy the breadth requirement must be taken in the College of Business Administration.
Research foundations requirement: All students must complete a six-course research skills sequence that prepares them for scholarly research in their chosen area of concentration. Research foundations are defined as essential methodological tools (e.g., statistics, quantitative analysis) and/or substantive content domains (e.g., psychology, economics) outside the student’s major field that are considered essential to conducting high quality research in the chosen field. The specific research skills required by each area of concentration can be found in the field descriptions in this Catalog.
Other requirements include satisfactory completion of graduate course work in the major field of concentration, as well as one or two minor fields designed to add depth to the student’s research training. Minors are selected by the student in consultation with his or her advisory committee, and may be within or outside the College of Business Administration.
For more information, please see the links above and our website: http://warrington.ufl.edu/graduate/academics.