Ph.D. in Business Administration

Admission Requirements

Admission into the program is highly competitive. The following criteria must be met prior to consideration.   Waivers are granted only by the written approval of the Associate Dean, Ph.D. Program:

  • Graduate of an accredited U.S. college or university or an approved foreign equivalent institution.
  • Earned grade point averages of 3.0 or better in all prior undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • Minimum of 4 years full-time relevant work experience.
  • Satisfactory GMAT taken within the last ten years.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.
  • International students are expected to at least meet the minimum UMass Lowell TOEFL requirements. 
The faculty admissions committee will review all of the above admissions materials in a portfolio approach.  In addition, students will be expected to have successfully demonstrated graduate level knowledge in seven functional areas: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, MIS, Operations Management and Strategic Management.  Additionally, they will demonstrate undergraduate competency in Calculus, Statistics and Micro/Macro Economics.   Students without such knowledge will be required to take the appropriate course or denied consideration.