Business (Ph.D.)

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Want to play a part in seeding success for the next generation of business leaders? A Doctor of Philosophy in Business degree program will give you the tools you need to prepare the next wave of leaders to take on the challenges of today’s business landscape. Whether you’re leading through cutting-edge research or at the head of a college class, you’ll gain the critical thinking abilities, decision-making techniques, evaluative skills and instructional concepts needed to excel in either role: research or instruction. Let your PhD program from the Robert W. Plaster Graduate School of Business help you develop advanced levels of business proficiency in conducting applied research and attain a deeper understanding of business theory and application.

The University of the Cumberlands online PhD program offers:

  • Core coursework to enhance your understanding of research and management practices.
  • An in-depth review of strategies in business fundamentals – from accounting and finance to economics, management, and marketing.
  • A flexible schedule to meet the needs of candidates, like you, already working hard to make an impact in business.
  • The networking opportunity to strengthen your skillset and pass along your hard-won learnings.

You will also learn how to:

  • Conduct research needed to get to the root of business trends and issues.
  • Augment your professional skills in business — from communication to collaboration.
  • Evaluate your personal values in light of ethical business and research behaviors.

Discover how an online Doctor of Philosophy in Business from University of the Cumberlands can take your academic and research business career to new heights. Fill out the form on this page for more information.

Program Outcomes

Participate in an immersive, expert-led curriculum in a convenient online format.

Broaden your skillset and establish yourself as one of the best in your profession.

Enhance your professional connections as you prepare to become a leader in your field.

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