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Doctor’s Degree in General Business/Commerce

249 Yearly Graduations
$89,600 Median Salary
$71,125 Median Debt
There are 24 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in general business. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 36.5% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 249 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
Bachelor’s Degree 26,316
Associate’s Degree 17,273
Master’s Degree 9,606
Basic Certificate 2,788
Undergraduate Certificate 1,629
Graduate Certificate 552
Doctor’s Degree 249

Earnings of General Business Majors With Doctor’s Degree

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.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $72,650 to a high of $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 school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

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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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $829.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degree in general business. About 59.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 149
Women 100
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in General Business

The racial-ethnic distribution of general business doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 31
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 85
International Students 91
Other Races/Ethnicities 24
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Business Doctor's Degree Students

There are 24 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in general business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

56 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - University College 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 59,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,056 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,244 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 56 people received their doctor's degree in general business from University of Maryland - University College. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
21 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in general business. Each year, around 36,200 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 $14,516 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 21 doctor's degree were handed out to general business majors at Capella University. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

18 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in general business. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,345 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,720 per year.

The general business program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley awarded 18 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 22% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
18 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Chicago. Roughly 16,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,425 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $57,759 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 18 doctor's degree were handed out to general business majors at UChicago. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#5

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
14 Yearly Graduations
43% Women

University of Houston is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Roughly 45,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,911 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,214 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 14 doctor's degree were handed out to general business majors at U of H.

#5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
14 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in general business. Each year, around 11,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,520 per year.

The general business program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology awarded 14 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#7

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
11 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th 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 40,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,651 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,906 per year.

The general business program at University of Maryland - College Park awarded 11 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 27% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
10 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

Indiana University - Bloomington comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in general business. Each year, around 43,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,342 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,225 per year.

The general business program at Indiana University - Bloomington awarded 10 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#8

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women

Virginia Tech is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Each year, around 34,400 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 $13,310 per year.

The general business program at Virginia Tech awarded 10 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#10

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of North Texas. Roughly 38,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,103 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,450 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 9 doctor's degree were handed out to general business majors at UNT. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Graduate School and University Center is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Roughly 7,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,640 per year.

The general business program at CUNY Graduate School and University Center awarded 8 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#11

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pace University - New York comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in general business. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,624 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,408 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 8 doctor's degree were handed out to general business majors at Pace University. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#13

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

Drexel University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Roughly 24,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,874 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,155 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 7 doctor's degree were handed out to general business majors at Drexel.

#13

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Kansas comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in general business. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

The general business program at University of Kansas awarded 7 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

University of Kentucky is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Roughly 29,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,703 per year.

The general business program at University of Kentucky awarded 6 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#15

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Emory University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Each year, around 14,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,590 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $41,800 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in general business from Emory.

#15

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in general business. Each year, around 42,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 6 doctor's degree were handed out to general business majors at Wisconsin. Of these students, 17% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Tulane University of Louisiana. Each year, around 12,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,856 per year.

The general business program at Tulane University of Louisiana awarded 4 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#18

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in general business. Each year, around 30,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,637 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,822 per year.

The general business program at University of Missouri - Columbia awarded 4 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#18

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in general business. Roughly 41,300 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.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 4 doctor's degree were handed out to general business majors at Florida State. About 25% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 2,642
Human Resource Management 241
Management Information Systems 60
Management Sciences & Methods 55
Finance & Financial Management 54

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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