The PhD program in Business Administration for Sustainable Development has three different concentrations; namely Finance, Marketing, and Management. This is a research-oriented program designed to prepare students for professions in the academic and business community. The program is an intensive course of study in the theory and empiric of Finance, Marketing, and Management. The coursework is designed to introduce the student to all basic areas of concentration; however the responsibility for grasping the material lies with the student. To be successful in this program, the student must be committed to the highest level of academic achievement. A combination of classroom instruction, seminars, independent studies and individual work with faculty prepares the student for continued research in their areas of concentration.

The PhD program can be completed in three years for full-time students taking classes in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters, however, students are allowed to go above three years in the program but cannot exceed five years. They are required to complete at least 54 credit hours selected from a list of core, required, and elective courses offered. Student may also receive credits for research work, if this work is of high scientific quality (i.e. in principle publishable) and is not related to the thesis work of the student.


The course load will consist of the following:

  • Completion of Coursework
    • ICT Research Seminars (15 hours)
    • Courses in Area of Concentration (27 hours) (Manuscript development)
    • Quantitative Research Methods/Statistics (6 hours)
    • Qualitative Research Methods (6 hours)
  • Doctoral degree comprehensive examination
  • Submission/Publication of three peer reviewed journal and three conference articles (facilitated through one-to-one mentoring of ICT-U faculty members)
  • Scientific (theory-driven) thesis/dissertation
  • Public Defense of thesis/dissertation

Below is our Fee Structure elaborating all the amount of the respective programs, duration and course material fees:

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View Program Guide for PHD in Business Administration for Sustainable Development