Welcome to the PhD program

The PhD Program in Business Administration is a research-based program designed to train scholars who will be knowledgeable about new developments on the frontiers of their discipline, capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge relevant to business education and practice, and skillful in conveying this information to students and practitioners. The program was created primarily for students interested in academic careers, although this training is also useful for individuals seeking research positions in business and government, as well as in consulting firms.


In pursuit of knowledge?

Learn more about opportunities available in the Foster School's PhD program in our interactive brochure.
Why pursue a PhD in Business Administration at the Foster School?  Former PhD Program Director Terry Mitchell offers three compelling reasons.  Watch the video.
Terry Mitchell, academic powerhouse, focuses efforts on making the Foster PhD Program the nation's best. Read how he is raising the bar.
DocNet 2014
The Foster school hosted representatives from 18 DocNet schools for a panel discussion on applying to doctoral programs in business. Watch the video.