Pursue an online PhD in business

Learn how to utilize research to advance theories that can solve complex business issues in this doctoral program. Enhance your abilities and confidence to lead strategic decisions that impact the performance of an organization. Earn your PhD in a 3-year program that will prepare you to be an innovative and ethical research leader.

Cost Per Credit$925
Important Dates

Join our next PhD cohort starting in January 2025.


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) & specialized accreditation through the IACBE.

Program Overview

Engage in a challenging research agenda that will build your skillsets to effectively lead and implement high-level research projects. Throughout this program develop your ethical stance on best practices for research within our faith-based learning environment. Our faculty wants you to advance professionally and personally, and empower you to achieve at the highest level.

You will be part of a cohort with your peers who are also working to earn a doctoral degree. Together, we can do more is our belief. This cohort format is a support structure that will be with you from day one, through online courses and discussions, and as you complete your dissertation.

Your success is important to us and you will have Concordia's full support in this online doctoral program. You will be assigned a research advisor, academic advisor, and student engagement specialist who will each play an integral role in your doctoral journey.

Concordia University offers another doctoral degree if the research-intensive PhD doesn't fit your needs and goals. Discover the Doctorate of Business Administration to become a scholar practitioner.

What to Expect

Be a part of a PhD program that is focused on your goals, your learning needs, and your overall well-being. At Concordia, we understand that you have commitments outside of school that will need to take priority at times. This flexible approach will provide an easier pathway to earning your PhD in business administration.

  • 60-credit program
  • 8-week online sessions
  • Cohort format
  • 3-year expected completion
  • Complete a comprehensive exam to earn your PhD
  • Submit one scholarly submission article to a peer-reviewed publication
  • Complete and defend your dissertation
  • Attend two in-person residencies at our Wisconsin campus when you start the program and when you begin your final year of the program
  • Fall and spring start dates

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