The Ph.D. in Business Administration program offered by the Department of Marketing is a rigorous doctoral program that offers a number of unique features and benefits:

  • Rigorous approach to research: Our program pairs challenging coursework in research methods and theory with hands-on involvement in real research.
  • Tailored research assistantships: Students are matched as a research assistant with a faculty member who has compatible interests at the beginning of their degree program. This opportunity to work one-on-one with a leading research scholar is a valuable learning opportunity that often results in an ongoing mentor relationship and the opportunity to co-author research papers.
  • Assessment based on research manuscripts: Students demonstrate developing competencies through writing research manuscripts instead of taking comprehensive qualifying exams. The guidelines for the required first-year and second-year papers push the students to craft studies that can eventually be published in high-quality peer-reviewed journal.
  • Focus on career preparation: Students begin to build their vita, a critical differentiator for a strong placement when the student hits the job market, early in their Ph.D. program.

General program requirements: Details of general program requirements are available from the Texas A&M University Graduate Handbook, the Texas A&M Graduate Catalog, the Mays Ph.D. Programs Handbook, the Ph.D. in Business Administration Marketing – Brochure, and the Ph.D. in Business Administration Marketing – Handbook.