Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Temple University’s Fox School of Business prepares doctoral students to advance their fields through innovative research and teaching. This rigorous full-time program trains students to tackle some of the most complex problems facing the contemporary business world.
This heavily research-focused program is designed for advanced scholars who want to
- build their research portfolios;
- expand their ideas using data-driven theories and approaches; and
- position themselves to become business educators and industry thought leaders.
The comprehensive curriculum of the Business Administration PhD, along with its multiple concentrations, promote interdisciplinary study. PhD faculty partner with students to pursue cutting-edge research that crosses disciplinary boundaries. Small class sizes allow you to work in a close-knit collaborative environment with other students as well as the school’s outstanding research faculty. Fox’s unique culture of mentorship provides students with both academic support and personalized professional guidance. Fox’s relationship with large corporations and local small businesses will also allow you to learn from and network with leading industry experts.
Advanced research centers and institutes provide the resources, current data and industry connections to support doctoral student success. Outside the classroom, you will have ample opportunity to present your research at regional, national and international conferences. Learn more about research for PhD student at Fox.
Choosing Between the PhD and DBA
The Business Administration PhD differs from Fox’s Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program in several key ways.
- The PhD program is targeted toward those interested in pursuing research- and scholarship-focused careers in academia. PhD students focus on broad, theoretical issues and questions relating to business.
- The DBA is an executive program designed for working professionals with extensive managerial experience—usually 10 to 15 years—who are looking to transform their business. DBA students investigate applied research problems, and their work usually addresses issues within their current professional organization.