New Business Administration concentration designed for MBA graduates

Fort Wayne, Indiana – April 13, 2021

Indiana Tech has designed a new opportunity specifically for MBA graduates to earn a doctorate in global leadership. This new pathway is specifically designed for MBA students to save a significant amount of time and money in earning a Ph.D.

The new Pathway to Ph.D. program enables students who have earned a Master of Business Administration from any accredited institution to transfer 15 credit hours of their MBA coursework toward a Ph.D. in Global Leadership from Indiana Tech. MBA graduates will be able to transfer credit for five of the six courses in the new business administration concentration, essentially allowing them to begin the Ph.D. program one-third of the way to completion. This new program is open to Ph.D. in Global Leadership applicants who meet all other program requirements. The first session begins June 27, 2021.

“This exciting new program is a truly unique pathway to a Ph.D. for MBA graduates,” said Dr. Angie Fincannon, director of Indiana Tech’s Ph.D. in Global Leadership Program. “It’s an innovative approach, making a Ph.D. more accessible than ever for highly qualified working professionals who have demonstrated mastery in business administration. The Pathway to Ph.D. program will save students valuable time and more importantly, is accessible both nationally and internationally as a quality online program. This will allow the expertise of business professionals to gain competitive knowledge in global leadership through an outstanding Ph.D. program.”

In addition to the new business administration concentration, Indiana Tech’s Ph.D. in Global Leadership program offers concentrations in higher education administration and organizational leadership. With more than 10 years of history, 100-plus graduates, and more than 25 national and international faculty members, Indiana Tech’s flexible online Ph.D. program enables working professionals to become leaders of today and tomorrow.

To learn more about Indiana Tech’s Pathway to Ph.D. program, contact Kristin Conley, MSL, director of Ph.D. admissions, at 260.422.5561, ext. 3417, or More information is also available at

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