The PhD in Business Administration is designed for professionals 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 or professors. The program also appeals to existing professionals who aspire to an advanced degree to enhance leadership roles in administrative positions. This program is suitable for busy professionals seeking an advanced degree in business to increase their credentials in their current or future industry role and/or for advancement in academia or entrance to academic.
|Course||Course Title||Course Type||Credit Hours|
|BLAO 701R||Organizational Behavior||Residency||3|
|BLAO 703R||Advanced Computer Applications||Residency||3|
|BLAO 704R||Advanced Topics in Research||Residency||3|
|BLAO 740||Managerial Economics||Residency||3|
|BLAO 706||Teaching Methodology||Online||1|
|BLAO 702R||Organization Theory and Practice||Residency||3|
|BLAO 705R/ 760||Behavioral Research Methods||Residency||3|
|BLAO 706R/ 761||Empirical Research Methods||Residency||3|
|*BLAO 707R/ 762||Pre-Proposal Presentation||Residency||3|
|Article Completion||Register for Pre-proposal||3|
|BLAO 800R||Dissertation I||Online||8|
|**BLAO 810R||Dissertation II||Online and Formal Presentation||4|
|Total Credit Hours:||61||Maximum Credit Hours:||81|
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
All PhD in Business Administration students are required to complete two summer residencies during their program. Students will be in residence on the Hampton University main campus for 4 weeks during the mid July through Mid August period of the first and second years of their program.
This residency accounts for 24 credit hours.
The required four courses in research preparatory skills are designed to prepare students to create a required publishable paper at the completion of the first year and a dissertation proposal which will subsequently be done completely on line.
During the fall and spring semesters students will take six graduate level courses online to establish 18 credit hours in the discipline. Students will also complete six hours of minor coursework.
For those students continually in residence, up to 6 credit hours of the six graduate level courses will be accepted to fulfill “discipline” requirements.
Admission into the PhD in Business Administration program is open to all students seeking an advanced degree.
Preferred students would possess a master’s degree in an approved program. Otherwise, nine credits in master level prerequisite business courses will be required in Economics, Accounting, and Quantitative Business Analysis.
All prospective PHD students must take the GMAT and score at least 400, for admission into the Hampton University PhD in Business Administration, if they have not done so within the past five years. Students with a MBA who previously (within five years) scored 400 or greater on the GMAT, are not required to retake the examination but must submit score. All students must submit three letters of recommendation, have three years of relevant work experience, and submit a prepared Statement of Career/Professional plans. Students lacking undergraduate or graduate degrees in business may be required to take up to 9 hours of prerequisites. If needed, this work can be taken concurrent with required PhD coursework.
Up to six credits of minor coursework may be accepted for professional relevant life experience.
Students will be required to complete dissertation requirements within 6 semesters (3 years) of the first
enrollment in the dissertation seminar.
Applications are accepted on a continual basis. However, regardless of when students are admitted, they will begin their program course work as a cohort in the upcoming July-August residential component.
Please forward all admissions packages and supplemental documentation to:
Hampton U Online
Attn: HUO Graduate Admissions
PO Box 6227
Hampton, Virginia 23668