The PhD in Business Administration brings opportunities to students from around the world who are focused on Christian education to develop their research capabilities and create business knowledge, contributing to theory on an ongoing basis. Andrews University provides graduates of the program with the opportunity to contribute to business and economic development on a worldwide basis both in academia and in industry.
Our program is designed as a full-time degree program, with three years residency requirement, and dissertation extending into an additional one or two years. Participants who pursue the degree on a part-time basis will need to work with their advisor on selecting an appropriate sequencing of classes.
The doctoral program in Business Administration is designed to prepare experienced practitioners for senior administrative and educational positions. The PhD degree is research oriented and requires courses in advanced research methodologies.
Objectives of the Program:
We offer the following objectives of offering the PhD in Business Administration:
To provide students with the theory and practice to contribute to the field of business, both in teaching and research.
To provide graduates who will display Christian principles alongside business concepts.
To advance the field of business for the benefit of Christians found in society generally.
To help in meeting the objectives of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
To contribute to the knowledge in their field through participation in original research, culminating in the defense of a dissertation.
Participants will need to complete the requirements for the PhD within seven years from the beginning of the first semester of class work after acceptance into the doctoral program, irrespective of admission classification.
This program is offered on the main campus and in an interactive online synchronous format (see School of Distance Education definitions) with minimal face-to-face requirements. Participants interact with each other and with instructors throughout all courses via an electronic management platform. Students are encouraged to come to campus for graduation.