PhD in Middle Age?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by shar, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. little fauss

    little fauss New Member

    Yes, 47 is still middle aged.

    I know a guy who, in his early 50s, applied and was accepted to a PhD program at a U.S. B&M Business school that's ranked in the top-80. He's doing his coursework on campus alongside lots of younger "kids"; he'll graduate after he's reached 55. It's not unheard of to gain admittance to such a program even after 50.

    If you're looking into DL PhD programs, consider one of the AACSB programs in Europe, such as Aston (PhD, DBA) or Manchester (DBA). Both are very very good schools, ranked in top 50 or so worldwide.

    There's also Case Western's DM program , but it requires a fair number of residencies (I think about one weekeds every 3 weeks--but if you live within driving distance of Cleveland, no problem).

    UMUC has an online DM and Nova has a business doctorate offered DL and Regent evidently is starting a DL DBA (although to placate certain particularly sensitive members of this forum, it must be pointed out upfront that Regent is--Gasp!--a religious school that approaches some classes from that framework). Although none of those programs are AACSB, they are legit schools that have some B&M respectability.

    Finally, if you have a techie bent, Indiana State University offers a PhD in Technology Management DL. It's not a business program per se--that is, not accredited by any of the top business school accreditation agencies; i.e. AACSB--but it could be taken with a corporate management emphasis and thus would likely have some utility in getting you into that FT business school position given that you already have your MBA.
  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member


    Charles Homer Haskins, The Rise of Universities (Providence: Brown University Press, 1923; Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1957, 1965, 1979).

    N. Schachner, The Mediaeval Universities (New York, 1938).

    A. O. Norton, Readings in the History of Education: The Mediaeval Universities (Cambridge, 1909).

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