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Why Whitman

Ph.D. students in the Whitman atrium

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 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 the program of study to fit your strengths and interests, and you will conduct relevant and forward-thinking research publishable in the most esteemed business journals.

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:

  • Accounting/Management Information Systems
  • Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises
  • Finance/Managerial Statistics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management