PhD in Business Administration

The School of Business, Graduate College, and the Hampton University Online Program collaborate to offer a hybrid online doctoral program in business which includes two mandatory summer residencies of four weeks each. The Business Administration track includes courses in accounting & finance and marketing & management. The Hampton University doctoral program in business includes 61 to 84 credit hours with a concentration in Business Administration. The program culminates with a published article and a dissertation with a final dissertation defense held on campus. 

The target market for the Ph.D. program is professionals located nationwide who desire an advanced degree in business to excel in their careers. In addition, the program responds to current MBA or technical graduate students aspiring to become consultants, researchers or academicians and students who seek advanced degrees to support leadership roles in organizations. Online courses will be provided during the academic year. Hence, the program is suitable for busy professionals seeking an advanced degree in business to increase their credentials in their current or future industrial role and/or for advancement in academia.

Students enrolled in the Hampton University doctoral program may select six graduate level courses that will result in at least 18 credit hours of subject matter in a discipline. Semester sessions are sixteen weeks in duration with the exception of summer residencies, which are four-week terms. All coursework with the exception of summer residency will be facilitated online. Dissertation work will commence after successful completion of all coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, acceptance of a published scholarly article, successful passing of the comprehensive examination, and presentation of an acceptable dissertation proposal. Final defense of the dissertation is required.

Further details are provided in the Graduate College section, and also in the Hampton University Online section of the Hampton University catalog and website.


Curriculum Sequence (Requirements)

Requirements

Credit Hours

First Summer Residency

BLAO 701R Organizational Behavior

BLAO 703R Advanced Computer Applications

BLAO 704R Advanced Topics in Research

BLAO 740 Managerial Economics

Total

 

3

3

3

3

12

First Fall Semester (Online)

BLAO 706 Teaching Methodology

Elective

Elective

Total

 

1

3

3

 

 

7

First Spring Semester (Online)

Elective

Elective

Total

 

3

3

6

Second Summer Residency

BLAO 702R Organization Theory and Practice

BLAO 705R/ 760 Behavioral Research Methods

BLAO 706R/ 761 Empirical Research Methods

*BLAO 707R/ 762 Pre-proposal Presentation

Total

 

3

3

3

3

12

Second Fall Semester (Online)

Elective

Elective

Total

 

3

3

6

Second Spring Semester (Online)

Elective

Elective

Total

 

3

3

6

Article Completion (Register for Pre-proposal)

3

Comprehensive Exam

(Complete Application & Register for class according to Ph.D. Coordinator’s directions)

 

3

Third Fall Semester (Online)

BLAO 800R Dissertation I

Total

 

 

8

8

Third Spring Semester (Online and Formal Presentation)

**BLAO 810R Dissertation II

Total

 

4

4

Note:

Students enrolled in the program may select six graduate level courses that will result in at least 18 hours of subject matter in a discipline at the graduate level.

Minor Coursework Electives Pertain to the following tracks:

Accounting & Finance

Management & Marketing

* A maximum of 12 credit hours can be earned in this course by taking it for four semesters

** A maximum of 24 credit hours can be earned in this course by taking it for six semesters.

Source: 2016-2018 Hampton University Academic Catalog