Online Doctoral Degrees in Business

An online doctoral degree in business may equip individuals with the skills and training required to develop strategies which ensure the success of an organization. In this three to five-year program, students may learn how to solve organizational problems and apply business principles in order to make informed business decisions. Popular areas of concentration may include healthcare administration, organizational leadership, and financial management.

Upon graduation, students may seek employment in their chosen area of concentration. Doctoral-level graduates may pursue career opportunities in management, post-secondary education, finance, accounting, and marketing.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 5% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

A doctoral-level business degree may include a combination of dissertation research courses, business-focused electives, and specialized core coursework for the chosen area of concentration. Students may take courses such as strategic management and practice, economics in global environments, and management theory creation. Possible areas of concentration for a business doctoral degree may include the following:

  • Financial Management
  • International Business
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Public Administration
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Advanced Accounting

Career Options

Doctoral-level graduates may seek employment in finance, marketing, corporate management, marketing, and management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, top executive employment is projected to increase by 5% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • University Professor
  • Director of Finance
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Human Resources Director

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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