PhD Program

Proposals and Defenses
Dissertation Areas
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To complete the PhD Program, students must select a dissertation area from one of the following disciplines in business:

The PhD Program also offers the following Joint Programs:

The student will also select a support area, and must successfully complete the general examination requirements in both areas. Additional coursework includes a coordinated sequence of three courses that are not in the dissertation or support area.

Doctoral students must also:

  • Participate in a dissertation area workshop during the second and third program years
  • Write and present an original paper at a curriculum paper workshop
  • Propose and conduct a piece of original research for the dissertation
  • Defend the dissertation

For details, see the PhD Program Guidebook (PDF).