Ph.D. Programs

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is a multi-campus institution located in the heart of South Florida, one of the nation's most desirable destinations. The FAU campus in Boca Raton boasts an expansive 850-acre facility, about three miles from the Atlantic Ocean, between Palm Beach in the north and Miami to the south. Additional campuses are located in Davie and Palm Beach Gardens. More than 30,000 full-time and part-time students enjoy the subtropical setting while enrolled in a broad array of outstanding undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and individual programs are accredited by the appropriate accrediting bodies in the various disciplines. The College of Business programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

The College of Business offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology and Operations Management, Management, and Marketing (collectively referred to as the specialized concentrations), and an Executive concentration. Required courses consist of tool courses (such as statistics and econometrics), doctoral research seminars based on the student's concentration, and a dissertation course.


Traditional PhD

The specialized concentrations form the traditional Ph.D. program and prepare students for university teaching and research. Students entering the doctoral program and pursuing a specialized concentration typically have a master's in a Business Administration program and require about four years to complete the requirements for the Ph.D. in Business Administration. Students accepted in the program are expected to enroll on a full-time basis. Follow the below link for additional information on the traditional Ph.D.

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Executive PhD

The Executive PhD in Business program is designed for senior level professionals with extensive industry experience looking to earn the highest academic degree in business while continuing to advance their full-time careers.  Students pursuing this concentration do so to enhance their research and consulting capabilities.  The program typically takes three years to complete. Follow the below link for additional information on the Executive Ph.D.

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Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #11 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online GRAD Business Programs

#37 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

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Best Online MBA Programs

FAU Business again ranked among the "Best Online MBA Programs" in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report.

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Best Online GRAD Veterans Programs

#19 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA).

Online Veterans

Best Online Veterans MBA Programs

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked FAU Business among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."

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Best MBA in Sport Management Program

The MBA in Sport Management program is among the top 20 postgraduate sports business programs in the world, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness.

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FAU Business ranks on The 30 Best Hospitality Programs in the U.S.

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Best For Veterans

FAU Business was named one of the top business schools in South Florida for veterans by Military Times. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."