Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2025!

Elevate Your Career with Advanced Business Expertise and Research

Take the next step in your professional journey with our Business Administration Ph.D. program. Join a community of scholars dedicated to driving innovation and excellence in the field of business.

The Business Administration Ph.D. accepts applications every other year. The next admissions cycle is Fall 2025.

Four Track Options

The Business Administration Ph.D. prepares students for academic careers in higher education, as well as leadership roles in both profit and non-profit organizations. Students can specialize in one of four distinct tracks: Accounting, Finance, Management, or Marketing, allowing them to tailor their studies to their career goals and research interests.

Application Deadlines for Fall 2025

The Business Administration Ph.D. program accepts applications every other year. The next admissions cycle is for acceptance to the Fall 2025 semester.

Track International Fellowship & Assistantship Consideration Final International Application Deadline Domestic Fellowship & Assistantship Consideration Final Domestic Application Deadline
Accounting December 1 December 1 January 15 April 1
Finance December 1 December 1 January 15 April 1
Marketing December 1 December 1 January 15 April 1
Management December 1 December 1 December 1 December 1
All required documents including three letters of recommendation, application, official transcripts, GMAT test scores, goal statement, and resume must be received in the College of Graduate Studies (Millican Hall 230) by the university’s deadline.

Our Faculty & Program


Our faculty rank among the most productive in the country and are actively involved in the leadership of the field’s leading professional associations and journals.

In addition, our low student / faculty ratio and collaborative environment ensure you will work closely with our faculty on research.

Upon graduation, our students are highly recruited for academic positions at universities nationwide. Top schools include:

  • University of Georgia
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Syracuse University
  • Oregon State University
  • Indiana University

Why Choose the UCF Ph.D. in Accounting?

By the numbers:
Student / Faculty Ratio 1:1
Student Graduation Rate 87%
Student Placement in Tenure-Track Positions 100%

AACSB Accredited

AACSB International
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

  • College of Business Administration – 1975
  • Dixon School of Accounting – 1991



“The University of Central Florida Ph.D. program was extremely challenging and intellectually engaging. The faculty go to great strides to balance rigor with a highly supportive culture. I gained so much: the knowledge and skills for a successful career and life-long friendships among the UCF students and faculty.”

Marie Mitchell

“The UCF Ph.D. Program very much prepared me to become a strong academic. Not only did I receive sufficient experience teaching, but I was able to work with amazing scholars/mentors who did an excellent job teaching me the research process. I am very pleased that I went through such a rigorous and challenging program.”

Rebecca Greenbaum

“A doctoral education is intimidating at times, however, I can honestly say it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I believe the program’s biggest strength lies in the professors and their genuine care for the profession and the students that they accept to represent UCF.”

Chaim Letwin





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