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The PhD program in Business Administration prepares students for research and academic careers, typically as faculty in business schools.

The degree requirements focus on training in the design and conduct of rigorous research. Students gain theoretical and methodological sophistication from coursework and research conducted both with faculty members and independently. Research ideas and implications are grounded in practice through interchanges with faculty, other graduate students, and business practitioners.

The Isenberg PhD consists of nine areas of specialization. These small, highly selective programs give students immediate individual attention and involvement in our faculty's research. Working with faculty, students explore the frontiers of research in business management at the intersection of basic social science disciplines and business practice. 

We offer major concentrations in the following areas: