Executive Ph.D. Schedule

The 3 year 80 credit Executive PhD program starts fall (August) every year.
 
Year 1-2:  First two years students complete required scheduled course work on campus. 
  • Tools Courses (9 Credits)
  • Seminar Courses (36 Credits)
  • Research Courses in area of interest (9 Credits)
Year 3:  The third year students work on their dissertation without scheduled course work on campus.
  • Dissertation Courses (26 Credits)
  • Defense of Dissertation
Schedule Program Milestones:
  • Completion of coursework: End of summer semester of the second year
  • Application for candidacy: Beginning of fall of third year
  • Proposal defense: End of fall semester of the third year
  • Dissertation defense: End of summer of third year
Program Information
Courses are every third Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:15 p.m., with breaks between semesters. Each class of executives begins and progresses through the program together, sharing the same educational experience for the program.
 
COVID -19 Message
The On-campus Executive Ph.D. program is delivered through live synchronous sessions during scheduled class days and times on Saturdays and Sundays.  Additionally, asynchronous class lectures and mini-lectures are recorded and accessible on demand to enhance class study in our digital learning management system, Canvas.

When Florida Atlantic University is permitted to reopen our campuses for physical attendance—as determined by the State University System—Executive Education will resume on-campus classroom attendance according to established regulations.  Physical attendance in the classroom will be optional until effective regulations allow for a full return to on-campus immersion.
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).

Online MBA programs

Best Online MBA Programs

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

Online Veterans

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."

Sport Interantional Ranking

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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Best Hospitality Program

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

Best For Vets

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."

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