Doctorate in Business| SIU College of Business

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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

The doctoral program in the College of Business at Southern Illinois University prepares qualified individuals for teaching and research positions in academic institutions. Our Ph.D. program is fully accredited by AACSB International and offers a concentration in accounting, finance, management, or marketing. Graduates devote a minimum of three years to full-time study that includes coursework and developing a dissertation that makes an original contribution to knowledge in the graduate’s chosen field. Detailed requirements for earning a Ph.D. degree can be found in the SIU Graduate Catalog.

The College of Business admits a cohort of doctoral students every two years. The Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing departments each select from two to four applicants for admission during the Fall semester in even-numbered years. The application period opens on July 1 of odd-numbered years and applications close on January 15 in the year of admission. Application forms and instructions can be found on the SIU Graduate School website.

We are not currently accepting applications for Fall 2020. Applications for all concentrations will open in the near future for Fall 2022.

For more information about admission criteria, financial support, research options, and teaching opportunities click on your area of interest below, or contact the appropriate doctoral program coordinator.

Accounting Concentration Management Concentration
Finance Concentration Marketing Concentration