Welcome to Illinois!


Thank you for your interest in the PhD 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 via rigorous coursework, but also through collaborative research endeavors. We place a major emphasis on the development of research skills such as problem development, research methodology and dissemination. We offer valuable opportunities for development and growth in independent research endeavors as well as teaching.

Reflecting the diversity of our world-class faculty, our program offers tremendous flexibility in areas of specialization and opportunities for inter-disciplinary 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.


Deepak Somaya

Director of Graduate Studies

Stephen and Christy King Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor