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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

In 2019-2020, 267 doctor's degrees were awarded to general business majors. This makes it the 4th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 24,866
Associate Degree 17,132
Master’s Degree 8,782
Basic Certificate 2,528
Undergraduate Certificate 1,693
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.


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.


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

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

There are 25 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in general business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

General Business Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Business & Commerce 267

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
Human Resource Management 289
Management Sciences & Methods 119
Other Business & Marketing 67
Hospitality Management 54


*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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