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Doctor’s Degrees in General Business/Commerce

267 Yearly Graduations
$89,600 Median Salary
$71,125 Median Debt
There are 25 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in general business. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 28% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 38.6% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 267 students earned their doctor's degree in general business. This earns it the #78 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in general business at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 8,782
Graduate Certificate 481
Doctor’s Degree 267

Earnings of General Business Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in general business is $89,600. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $72,650 and the high is $91,050.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in general business is $71,125. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $99,642 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $57,890.

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The median monthly payment of a general business graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $829.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in general business. About 53.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 143
Women 124
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The racial-ethnic distribution of general business doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 20
Black or African American 33
Hispanic or Latino 18
White 72
International Students 103
Other Races/Ethnicities 21
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There are 25 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in general business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

46 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for general business majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 58,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 46 people received their doctor's degree in general business from UMGC. Of these students, 54% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
20 Yearly Graduations
36% Women

University of Houston comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in general business. Roughly 47,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,449 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,539 per year. The general business program at University of Houston awarded 20 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

#3

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
19 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in general business. Each year, around 40,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,350 per year. The general business program at University of North Texas awarded 19 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 38% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
17 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Chicago is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Roughly 17,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 17 people received their doctor's degree in general business from UChicago. About 44% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
16 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Roughly 11,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $53,450 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 16 people received their doctor's degree in general business from MIT. About 33% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
16 Yearly Graduations
24% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Maryland - College Park. Each year, around 40,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 16 people received their doctor's degree in general business from UMCP.

#5

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Florida State University. Roughly 43,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year. The general business program at Florida State University awarded 16 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#8

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
12 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Bloomington is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Each year, around 43,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,815 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,786 per year. The general business program at Indiana University - Bloomington awarded 12 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 46% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

The Graduate Center, CUNY

New York, New York
11 Yearly Graduations
57% Women

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Roughly 9,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,930 per year. The general business program at The Graduate Center, CUNY awarded 11 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

#9

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Drexel University. Roughly 23,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,868 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,234 per year. The general business program at Drexel University awarded 11 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 52% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
9 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Roughly 44,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year. The general business program at University of Wisconsin - Madison awarded 9 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Kentucky. Roughly 29,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,135 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,189 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in general business from UK. Of these students, 50% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

8 Yearly Graduations
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in general business. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,233 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,458 per year. The general business program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

#12

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
8 Yearly Graduations
42% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Virginia Tech. Each year, around 37,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to general business majors at Virginia Tech.

#15

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
7 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Emory University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Each year, around 13,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,800 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to general business majors at Emory. About 40% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Virginia Commonwealth University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Each year, around 29,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,179 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,703 per year. The general business program at Virginia Commonwealth University awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

#16

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
6 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pace University - New York is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Each year, around 12,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $45,832 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $32,256 per year. The general business program at Pace University - New York awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 57% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
6 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in general business. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in general business from Capella University. Of these students, 75% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
5 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Missouri - Columbia. Roughly 31,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,330 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,478 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 5 doctor's degrees were handed out to general business majors at Mizzou. Of these students, 50% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to general business that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 2,466
General Sales & Marketing 1,027
Human Resource Management 289
Management Sciences & Methods 119
Other Business & Marketing 67

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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