Doctoral Program

Welcome! from Deepak Somaya, Program Director

Welcome to the Doctoral Program of the Department of Business Administration. The objective of our Ph.D. degree in Business Administration is to provide doctoral students with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and research complex issues within the field of management. Our doctoral program is founded on the principles of research excellence, student initiative, and strong student-professor partnerships.

Research Excellence

Our Doctoral Program is committed to the development of highly qualified researchers trained in the latest research methodologies and producing original and impactful research work.

Student Initiative

Our program fosters independent, creative work on the part of its doctoral students. Students are encouraged to determine their own research direction under the guidance of their advisory and thesis committees.

Student/Professor Partnerships

Our Doctoral Program encourages close, research-focused contact between faculty and students. Small-sized classes, research assistantships and the committee format provide doctoral students with many opportunities to exchange and develop ideas with professors. A high professor/student ratio ensures that professors can devote substantial time and attention to student development.