Bryan School Launches Unique PhD Program

Press Release ( - GREENSBORO, N.C. - Oct 24, 2018 - The first and only online AACSB-accredited Ph.D. program in Business Administration will launch the fall of 2019, according to McRae Banks, Ph.D., Dean of the Bryan School of Business and Economics.

“This innovative and ground-breaking program is designed to meet a critical shortage of research-trained business faculty members,” Dr. Banks said. “We are delighted to create and present this unique and much-needed resource for the benefit of students, communities, and businesses. We believe it’s the only such program delivered by a U.S. business school accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

This 60-hour program is designed to prepare students for an academic career at a major college or university. Students will receive both a broad overview of all areas of business, while also customizing their area of focus on strategy, international business, or organizational leadership. Students will:

This innovative and ground-breaking program is designed to meet a critical shortage of research-trained business faculty members.

McRae Banks

Dean of the Bryan School of Business and Economics

·         Understand conceptual and empirical research methodologies

·         Design an original, substantive research project

·         Apply advanced knowledge in a global context

·         Understand specialized knowledge and scholarly literature in the field in order to contribute to academic government, and private sector environments through their research.

“Revitalizing doctoral education in the business community will ensure a robust and healthy scholarship – the production of a body of knowledge that preserves and enhances intellectual inquiry and the ongoing development of our discipline. In today’s increasingly complex and turbulent atmosphere, we are committed to ensuring that leadership expertise, vision, innovation, and credibility are energized,” Dr. Banks added.

This program is currently pending SACSCOC approval. Please visit for details on the program.


About the Bryan School of Business & Economics at UNCG

The Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro is one of the largest business schools in North Carolina, offering six undergraduate programs, six graduate programs, and three Ph.D. programs. The Bryan School holds dual accreditation in business and accounting from AACSB – a distinction held by only 1% of business schools in the world. The Bryan School produces the principled leaders and exceptional problem solvers that communities and organizations need. Learn more at

About the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a high-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with more than 19,600 students and 2,500 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 86 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 52 master’s and 28 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in education, health and wellness, the performing arts, business and the arts and sciences, among others. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Source : Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro

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