PhD Program

PhD Program

Chicago Booth’s doctoral program in business—the first established in the United States—trains prospective scholars to become highly skilled and innovative researchers. Most go on to become faculty members at premier academic institutions throughout the world.

Full-Time Course of Study

Chicago Booth's PhD Program is a full-time course of study. Most students take five years to complete degree requirements and defend their dissertations. Students begin active research at an early stage and work closely with faculty throughout the program. They are also quickly drawn into the school’s intellectual environment by participating in workshops, where the work of fellow researchers is vigorously discussed and debated.

As with the other Booth degree programs, the PhD curriculum is highly flexible. Within the scope of general requirements, students can design programs to suit their individual research interests and educational backgrounds.

Campus Information Session

Faculty and a representative from the doctoral program will provide an overview of the PhD Program, an introduction to research and will be available to answer questions.

Chicago Booth PhD Information Session
Monday, October 13, 2014
Noon - 1 p.m.
Booth School of Business, Harper Center
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Room C01
Because lunch will be provided at this event, please RSVP here if you would like to attend

Information Sessions and Graduate School Fairs

Representatives from various doctoral programs will attend the below recruiting events to provide information about their programs. A representative from the PhD Program at Chicago Booth will be available to provide information about the Booth PhD Program and to answer questions. 

DocNet Forum & Recruiting Fair: Bocconi University-Milan, Italy
Monday, October 6, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Register for this event here

DocNet Forum & Recruiting Fair: ESADE-Barcelona, Spain
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
5 - 7 p.m.
Register for this event here

DocNet Forum & Recruiting Fair: London School of Economics-London, United Kingdom
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
4 – 6 p.m.
Register for this event here

DocNet Forum & Recruiting Fair: HEC Paris, France
Friday, October 10, 2014
6–8 p.m.
Register for this event here

DocNet Forum & Recruiting Fair: USC Marshall School of Business-Los Angeles, California
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
5 – 7 p.m.
Register for this event here

For complete details on the program, see the PhD Program Brochure (PDF) and the PhD Program Guidebook (PDF). You can also contact the program staff.

PhD Program Office

The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Tel: 773.702.7298
Fax: 773.702.5257 
phd@ChicagoBooth.edu

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