Eberly College Launches PhD in Business Program

Posted on 9/21/2018 8:43:16 AM

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania launched its new doctoral program in business on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at IUP Pittsburgh East.

This is the only business doctoral program in the region that is designed specifically for working professionals. It offers the academic rigor of a traditional PhD as well as the flexibility of Saturday classes.

The inaugural cohort is comprised of 26 students from Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, Virginia, and abroad. The group represents a diverse set of professional backgrounds that include education, manufacturing, health-care, banking and finance, engineering, research, accounting, information technology, and management consulting. More than half the students in the cohort have prior teaching experience in several local colleges and universities. 

The doctoral coursework will last for two years, followed by comprehensive exams and a doctoral dissertation. Students are scheduled to pursue specializations and conduct research projects under the guidance of Eberly faculty in areas such as accounting, supply chain management, information systems, international business, marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship. The Eberly College is accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting body for business schools worldwide. 

“This is an exciting time for the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology” said Robert Camp, dean of IUP’s business school. “The addition of a PhD in business adds stature to IUP and to the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology as we join the ranks of the other 14 doctoral programs offered by IUP. I appreciate the efforts of the faculty who helped to develop the curriculum, the support of the Provost’s Office, and the work of our faculty and administrative team for proposal development, promotion, and recruitment for the program. Dr. Michael Kosicek, program coordinator for the PhD in Business, has done an excellent job in working on the details of the program and with each new student. We have an outstanding first cohort, and I am pleased that they will have the opportunity to work together with our excellent faculty over the next several years.”

For information regarding the program, please contact the IUP PhD in Business Doctoral Program coordinator, Michael Kosicek, at kosicek@iup.edu or visit the PhD in Business website.

PHD Pittsburgh East CohortPictured are students in the PhD cohort along with administrators and faculty from the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology: Far left, second row: Prashanth Bharadwaj, dean’s associate, and Mike Kosicek, PhD in Business coordinator. Far right, second row: Cynthia Strittmatter, associate dean, and Robert Camp, dean.