The Ph.D. Program in Business Administration is designed to prepare students of all backgrounds to become productive teachers and researchers at the university level by providing academically rigorous training in business administration. The program seeks to create an intellectual climate that embraces scholarship, diversity, and global awareness. Drawing from its strategic location as a “Gateway to the Americas” and the strength of the University of Texas System, the program trains students to impact the business community through the creation and dissemination of knowledge.

Is a Business PhD Degree Right for You?

  • Do you have interest in research?  ​
  • Would you like to train the next generation business leaders?​
  • Are you interested in using data to solve complex problems?

Why Pursue a Vackar Business PhD?

  • Accomplished faculty
  • Personalized mentoring
  • Diverse and supportive learning environment
  • AACSB-Accredited

Recent Placements

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Lorena Garcia RamonOur doctoral program has great faculty. Although it was a challenging experience, I always felt supported by our faculty who encouraged me to submit and present my work at top conferences and workshops in our discipline. Having the opportunity to work as a Research Assistant throughout the program was also a great way for me to build a working relationship with my advisor, with whom I continue to collaborate."

Lorena Garcia Ramon, Ph.D. (2022 Graduate)
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Monfort College of Business
University of Northern Colorado

Kevin King“Joining the Vackar college of Business and Entrepreneurship’s PhD program did not only change the trajectory of my academic and professional path but also brought me many successes. After three years of course work, research, and conferences, today I stand a proud alum and Vaquero. My ability to navigate the PhD program was due to the outstanding support system and resources specifically tailored to meet both my research interests and academic needs. The school’s responsive culture towards students’ needs is remarkable. Without their continuing support I would not be the researcher and professor I am today.”

Kelvin King, Ph.D. (2020 Graduate)
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Syracuse University