Areas of Specialization

Information Systems

The Information Systems (IS) Ph.D. program is geared towards understanding how existing and emerging technologies impact the context and practice of business. more »

International Business

The field of International Business comprises the study of firms operating at the global level. International business scholars require a type of training that goes beyond the mere understanding of the internal operations of the firm. more »


The marketing program at the University of Illinois is known for its broad-based influence on marketing thought. more »

Organizational Behavior

Organizational behavior is the study of individuals and groups in organizations, as well as the study of organizations’ role in shaping economic and social life of societies. more »

Operations Management

Operations Management (OM) focuses on the production and distribution of goods, services, and information, and on achieving competitive advantage through superior capabilities in these areas. more »

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

How do organizations create, capture and sustain value? In addressing this question the Strategy & Entrepreneurship area takes a multi-disciplinary approach drawing mainly on (organizational) economics and organizational theory as well as incorporating insights from sociological and behavioral perspectives. more »