I am a long time lurker on FWF and have used so much advice from that site that I thought I would throw out something I am considering and see if the collective brainpower of this board can point me in the right direction.
My current situation:
I’m 46 years old I have been employed by one of the largest oil companies in the world for over 21 years. I have a BA and an MBA in business. I am very happy working for the company and have enjoyed my time here. However, I think that once I reach my full pension in 8 to 10 years I would like to do something different. What I am looking to do starting in the next few years is start a PhD program in Business to eventually teach in my late 50’s. I am on track to easily retire with my current gig in my mid 50’s but I thought a second career in my late 50’s/60’s would be good for the following reasons:
- Intellectually/emotionally fulfilling.
- Working hard towards a long-term academic goal would be a good example to my two young boys.
- Upon completion it might give me an opportunity to move back to our hometown in the Pacific NW and teach in Washington State.
- A bridge for healthcare until I reach the age to draw my full pension with retirement healthcare.
My real question after this background information is: Can anyone give me some guidance on an online Doctorate program in Business? When I search online all I really find are scammy websites and for profit institutions (not interested in this). Does anyone know of a reputable, major university that offers an online doctorate program? I can travel to the school location quarterly if needed to meet Professors etc. Thoughts? Problems with this plan? Thanks!