Why Whitman for a Ph.D. Degree?


Access to Cutting-Edge Faculty

We offer you access to multiple cutting-edge research faculty within your chosen field of study, as well as the flexibility to tailor your research program. Our Ph.D. students are critical partners in our vibrant research culture and, as such, are treated as full members of their respective departments, with access to the same research resources available to our faculty. In addition, our students are exposed to innovative teaching techniques and a unique curriculum, allowing them to develop their teaching talents while in the program.


As an admitted doctoral student, you will be personally mentored and directed by one of the Whitman School’s internationally recognized faculty members. Under this guidance, you will personalize your program of study to fit your strengths and interests, and conduct relevant and forward-thinking research publishable in the most esteemed business journals.

Preparation for a Career in Higher Education

Our primary objective is to provide you with a rigorous and rewarding Ph. D. experience that fully equips you for a successful academic career in a leading institution as a tenure-track faculty member.

We’ll teach you not only how to solve an existing research problem, but also how to develop the creativity necessary to uncover and tackle the interesting research questions that have yet to be answered.


Explore Further

We encourage you to investigate our Ph.D. Program further. It is an exciting time to be a researcher in business.


Areas of Study

The Whitman School’s doctoral program prepares you to be a scholar who makes a difference in the life of business scholars, practitioners and students. You will develop the skills necessary to teach and conduct cutting-edge business research in the following areas of study: