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    world-class faculty

    Our smaller size means you will often work one-on-one with some of the world’s most recognized thought leaders. Simon instructors are independent thinkers who each bring knowledge, expertise, and passion to solving real-world business problems.

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    phd majors

    The PhD Program at the Simon Business School is designed to equip students with the necessary analytical skills to carry out high-quality teaching and research in various fields of management. Our major fields of study include:

Why a Business PhD?

A business PhD can help you leverage your academic background so that you can solve complex and challenging problems. You’ll have the opportunity to lead research that has practical implications and influences the way the business world operates.

At Simon Business School, we have a strong track record of mentoring our PhD students to become leaders in their academic fields. We focus exclusively on training quantitative scholars, and our highly sought after graduates are known for their strong analytical skills and research performance.

During your time at Simon, you’ll build a strong foundation in economics and statistics to deepen your understanding of state-of-the-art concepts and tools. You’ll collaborate with our renowned faculty to explore the complex process of modern business and economic research to fuel your own successful independent research. Choose a concentration in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, or Operations Management—depending on your skills and goals.

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Why Simon?

At Simon Business School, we’re known for our quantitative focus and analytically rigorous curriculum. If your interests lie in mathematics, computer science, economics, business or a similar field, Simon Business School can help you use your training for a rigorous and fulfilling career. Our diverse student body includes candidates from a wealth of backgrounds, including: Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Law, Physics, Statistics, Accounting, and Business Administration and Management undergraduate and graduate programs.

Simon Business School PhD graduates are among the best trained and most sought-after in their fields. Most of our graduates are employed before they defend their dissertations with a 100% placement rate overall. Over 80% of these placements choose an academic career.

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our job placement is outstanding

Most of our graduates are employed before they defend their dissertations. The vast majority of students begin careers in academic positions at research universities.

Top placements in the last 10 years include: MIT, NYU, UC Berkeley, University of Virginia - Darden, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Washington, Boston University, UT Dallas, and Penn State.

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