Oklahoma State University, Spears Stillwater, USA

DBA Programs

Address:Oklahoma State University, Spears
OK 74078 Stillwater
Oklahoma State University, Spears

Studying at the Oklahoma State University, Spears

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success.

OSU is America's Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations.

Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. For more info on OSU, go to the website: http://news.okstate.edu/facts-statistics.

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Financial aid

We have historically awarded up to $10,000 in scholarships to second-year Executive PhD students once they have proven themselves in the program.

In addition, we currently offer our executive students $2,000 in Research Funds to assist them during their dissertation year.

Please contact Lori Boyd if you wish to explore financial aid options (Lori Boyd, Financial Aid Counselor II, 119 Student Union, Stillwater OK 74078, 405-744-7568, ).


Here’s a link to the Rankings & Recognition page: http://spears.okstate.edu/about/rankings


The OSU Spears School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s or doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB Accreditation is the largest and most recognized specialized accreditation worldwide. AACSB Accreditation is considered a standard for quality in business education, and it is earned by less than five percent (5%) of the world’s 16,000 schools worldwide.

Spears Business is one of only 182 institutions worldwide that have received AACSB accreditation for both the business school and the accounting program, and there are only two such institutions in Oklahoma.

Why study here

Oklahoma State University’s PH.D. in BUSINESS for EXECUTIVES program is designed to engage and inspire the lifelong learner who is prepared to live the aspiration to achieve the highest order of academics in business. We believe that making a difference in the future world of business will require executives to stretch their leadership potential. Our AACSB Accredited program focuses on:

  • "Evidence based" leadership, the science of new knowledge to gain competitive advantage, and
  • "Innovation driven" organizations, fundamental change leading to new business models and systemic innovative practices.

We have built a bridge between the fundamentals of academia and the new age needs of business and industry, accelerating your capabilities in the future of business leadership.

You will explore new models and methods extending your knowledgebase into new frontiers while working closely with faculty, mentors, and other brilliant cohorts. You will be inspired by some great minds in business leadership and challenged by the journey to the ultimate reward in business academia.

Our program will prepare leaders to be more effective consumers of business research while also making their own contributions to such research base. The program is built on the principles including fostering a collaboration, creativity and innovation culture, being boundary-less, enhancing business practice and science through action-oriented research, and a commitment to professional development.

Our Executive PhD graduates become better leaders who are able to bring more value to their organizations. The Executive PhD program at Oklahoma State University equips executives to take advantage of emerging opportunities by teaching them how to apply both quantitative and qualitative analysis to make evidence-based decisions. An interesting phenomenon has occurred over the past couple of years. Our Executive PhD graduates have become very attractive to research universities who want faculty with the unique combination of an AACSB accredited PhD degree and several decades of real world experience.