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Ph.D. in

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Accounting | Finance | Management | Management Information Systems | Marketing

Application Process

Program Highlights

Recommended application deadline (fall start): December 1 Apply:

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Students with teaching assistantships receive tuition waivers typically covering all but $600 during a fall or spring semester Doctoral students study and participate in research efforts with internationally-recognized scholars Small program size allows for opportunities to network with peers and faculty

to the Rawls College of Business

to the Texas Tech Graduate School

a $65 non-refundable application fee


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official transcripts from all colleges, universities, and post-secondary institutions that you have attended

GRE or GMAT scores

official proof of English proficiency for international students

photocopy of degree

Visit to learn more about the application deadlines and to view step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

The Rawls College of Business offers a Ph.D. in Business Administration with the option to pursue a concentration in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, or marketing. Our faculty are committed to mentoring and producing the next generation of business educators and researchers. Rawls professors are recognized as top international scholars in their fields and are among the most highly cited authors in the Scopus database of scientific research. As a Rawls Ph.D. candidate, you will be engaged with and respected by a faculty that invests heavily in the success of our doctoral students, as you are the future of business education and scholarship.

Program Concentrations • • • • •

Accounting Finance Management Management Information Systems Marketing

Hans Hansen, Ph.D. Management Ph.D. Coordinator

Donald Jones, Ph.D. ISQS Ph.D. Coordinator

Jack Cooney, Ph.D.

Gary Fleischman, Ph.D.

Debbie Laverie, Ph.D.

Finance Ph.D. Coordinator

Accounting Ph.D. Coordinator

Marketing Ph.D. Coordinator

Program Requirements The coursework in the program must total at least 60 semester credit hours past the bachelor’s degree, exclusive of any leveling work required or enrollment in BA 8000, the doctoral dissertation course. A Ph.D. student is required to enroll in 24 hours each calendar year with a minimum of 9 hours and a maximum of 12 hours each fall and spring semester. Students should be proficient in linear algebra and calculus prior to entering the program. There are no foreign language requirements. Full-time students should expect to complete the program in four to five years (not including any leveling coursework that may be required). International students should check with the International Affairs Office regarding the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) workshop. The ITA workshop is conducted each summer to assess and improve the language skills of prospective international teaching assistants. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will take a test containing three parts: testing your proficiency in speaking, listening, and writing English. A low score on the test may require the student to enroll in a follow-up English as a Second Language course.

Scholarships and Assistantships Assistantships Assistantships are generally available to doctoral students in good academic standing for a period of four years. Continuation of the assistantship is contingent upon the student making satisfactory progress toward his/her degree. Assistantships are currently $22,750 per year for half-time service (20 hours a week). Award of an assistantship allows the student to be classified as “in-state” and waives certain fees bringing the tuition and fees for Ph.D. students on assistantship to about $600 per semester for nine credit hours. Doctoral Scholarships At the recommendation of the respective area and subject to approval by the Rawls College of Business, doctoral scholarships are awarded to outstanding incoming and continuing doctoral students. There are also a number of other university-wide awards, fellowships, scholarships and financial aid administered through the Texas Tech University Graduate School. Visit the Graduate School website for more information. Travel Stipends/ Research Grants The Rawls College of Business provides partial support for Ph.D. student travel (for example, to attend academic conferences) and generous grants to support research.

Program Cost Visit to access the tuition estimator.

Key Faculty

Fred Davis, Ph.D.

Shelby Hunt, Ph.D.

Bill Gardner, Ph.D.

Brett Myers, Ph.D.

PH.D. IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION IN MANAGEMENT Overview Texas Tech University is among the nation’s top doctoral universities in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Of the 115 universities listed in the Highest Research Activity category, Texas Tech is one of 81 public institutions in the top tier. Leveraging the vast resources available at a top research institution, the Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in management prepares graduates for an academic career in management. Ph.D. students work closely with faculty and their peers on cutting-edge, impactful research while learning effective teaching practices.

What are the top research focus areas? While management is a broad field, the doctoral program at the Rawls College is best suited for students wishing to specialize in organizational behavior, leadership, entrepreneurship or strategic management. While these are our areas of specialization, we also encourage students to pursue complimentary research interests and passions. Visit the faculty directory at to learn more about our faculty’s research.

What type of student would be successful in our program? Applicants who present convincing evidence of intellectual ability and curiosity are encouraged to apply. We are a friendly and collaborative department, but the ability to work independently in pursuing scholarly research is crucial. Applicants should possess the discipline and passion required for original inquiry.

What does the program entail? The program will require students to engage in high-quality academic research and successfully demonstrate high-level analytical skills, strong intellectual curiosity and the ability to grow and develop as a scholar. Thus, applicants should have outstanding communication and analytical skills and be able to work independently as well as in a mentoring and collaborative environment. The full-time, on-campus program offers a competitive funding package to those accepted into the program.

Where are our Ph.D. graduates placed? Our focus is to prepare our graduates for roles in top research institutions, such as Oregon State, West Virginia University, Syracuse, Auburn and Georgia State University. Visit to view a complete list of placements.

Hans Hansen, Ph.D. Management Ph.D. Coordinator

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The Rawls College of Business offers a Ph.D. in Business Administration with the option to pursue a concentration in accounting, finance, ma...

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