Welcome to Illinois!


Thank you for your interest in the Ph.D. Program in Business Administration at Illinois.

Our doctoral program prepares students for exciting research and teaching careers at leading academic institutions all over the world. Our faculty members are world-renowned thought leaders in their respective fields. Students work closely with faculty, not only through rigorous coursework, but also by collaborating early and often in meaningful research endeavors. We place a major emphasis on the development of research skills such as problem development, mastery of research methods and presentation and publication of research. We offer valuable opportunities for development and growth in independent research endeavors as well as in teaching.

Reflecting the diversity of our world-class faculty, our program offers tremendous flexibility in areas of specialization and opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. As a doctoral student in our program, you may choose to specialize in information systems, international business, marketing, organizational behavior, operations management, or strategy and entrepreneurship.

These web pages provide you a first glimpse of the exciting scholarly environment found at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We hope you will find it of interest, and look forward to receiving your application to our program.



Cele C. Cotnes

Interim Head, Department of Business Administration
Professor of Marketing and Anthony J. Petullo Chair of Business Administration