Doctor of Professional Studies in Business

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Be the Doctor in the Boardroom

The Zicklin Doctor of Professional Studies in Business (DPSB) program is designed for senior executives with 7 or more years of executive experience who seek empirical knowledge and research experience at the doctoral level. Graduates will gain skills needed to thrive in the C-suite, broaden their opportunities as consultants, and enter the college classroom as a professor.

Our PhD faculty have developed a unique multidisciplinary curriculum that employs a wide range of traditional and cutting-edge research methodologies to address the key business issues of the day.

Program Highlights

Benefits of the Doctor of Professional Studies in Business Program

Continuing your executive professional development with a doctoral program leading to the DPS degree enables you to:

The DPSB Program Curriculum and Structure 

The DPSB doctoral program expands your analytical skill set, allowing you to bring new solutions and perspectives to your organization’s business challenges. Students address current theoretical and empirical research, giving you a broader perspective of business. 

You are encouraged to start thinking about and identifying your research interests early in the program. Typically you will refine and reshape your ideas for the dissertation significantly throughout the two years of courses.

This exposure to research methodology and theory will equip you to undertake applied research, while also gaining the skills to guide doctoral and research professionals employed at your organization.

Financial Support

Students enrolling in Cohort 3 are eligible for special financial support in the maximum amount of $12,000.  All candidates will be considered automatically upon application and do not need to submit any additional forms or requests. See here for more information.


Upcoming Events

Doctor of Professional Studies Virtual Information Session | Oct. 19, 2021 at 12:00PM ET

Doctor of Professional Studies Virtual Information Session | Nov. 18, 2021 at 12:00PM ET



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PhD in Business Program