The PhD program in Strategic Management is designed for individuals who are committed to scholarly research that contributes to literature on strategic management theory and practice.
The fundamental question that drives strategic management is: Why do some firms outperform others? Students in our PhD program uncover the reasons for success and failure among organizations. Their research helps guide the field, and sets students on a path toward an academic research career.
To ensure the success of the student, the doctoral program offers:
- Mentor-apprenticeship research relationships that pairs students with faculty who share their interests
- Rigorous coursework that equips students with the intellectual tools to investigate questions in meaningful and nuanced ways
- A supportive climate that supports each student's passionate pursuit of professional goals
- World-class faculty who are active researchers with visibility in the field’s top journals
The structure of our program engages students in the research process early and often—encouraging students to collaborate with faculty in the creation of articles for publication. Each year, we host eminent research faculty from around the world for research talks and campus visits. We invite academically motivated, creative and open-minded candidates to apply.