PhD students concentrate in one of five areas, each of which corresponds to our academic departments.
The doctoral program at the Lundquist College of Business develops scholars who will take their places at leading colleges and universities throughout the world.
The program's faculty have received their doctoral training at leading business schools and universities. They are enthusiastic mentors and productive scholars and are readily accessible in offices near those of the PhD students. PhD students actively and regularly participate in informal research discussions and present their own work. PhD students also take part in research seminars given by the faculty and by invited faculty from other universities.
The Lundquist College of Business Doctoral Program in Accounting prepares students for careers as accounting faculty at a college or university that values scholarly research.
The accounting program encourages joint research among faculty and students and maintains a learning environment that is supportive of the student. Our primary focus is to train students to use economic reasoning to produce research of sufficient quality to warrant publication in a top academic journal.
Research Focus: federal income taxation, disclosure of financial information, use of accounting information in corporate governance
The Lundquist College of Business Doctoral Program in Finance develops scholars who become productive researchers and effective teachers at leading colleges and universities.
The program emphasizes analytical training in financial economics and quantitative methods and equips students to conduct original research on important problems that are of interest to both academics and practitioners in the field of finance.
Research Focus: financial economics as applied to financial management, financial institutions and markets, investments
Finance PhD Program Coordinator
Associate Professor Youchang Wu
The Lundquist College of Business Doctoral Program in Management trains students to become researchers and educators in strategic management with a focus on technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.
Students have unsurpassed intellectual freedom. Our faculty is open-minded to pursuit of novel research questions, approaches, and contexts. We do demand that our students create sound theoretical arguments, gather unique datasets, analyze them rigorously, and consider managerial implications. We expect and enable our students to make a real contribution through both publishing and teaching.
Research Focus: organizational change, supply chain relationships, technology strategy, entrepreneurship, sustainability, careers, affect, justice, work-life interface, organizational behavior
Management PhD Program Coordinator
Associate Professor Chris Liu
The Lundquist College of Business Doctoral Program in Marketing develops scholars who will be productive researchers and effective teachers at leading colleges and universities throughout the world.
The program emphasizes analytical training in marketing and quantitative methods along with economics or the behavioral sciences. It equips students to conduct original research on important problems that are of interest to both academics and practitioners in the field of marketing.
Research Focus: consumer behavior, marketing strategy, persuasion and advertising, public policy, brand strategy, sports marketing, corporate sponsorship, consumer protection
Marketing PhD Program Coordinator
Associate Professor Ryan Rahinel
Operations and Business Analytics
The Lundquist College of Business Doctoral Program in Operations and Business Analytics prepares students seeking academic and research careers.
The program emphasizes the concerns on how organizations should optimize business processes (e.g., production, distribution) and policies (e.g., staffing, pricing) both internally and within the broader supply chain.
Research Focus: operations management, statistics, information systems, management of supply chains, sustainability
Operations and Business Analytics PhD Coordinator
Associate Professor Eren Çil