Simon Business School
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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:

PhD Program

Simon Has Much to Offer

Our students are among the best trained graduates in their fields. They are highly sought after for their strong analytical skills and their research performance. The training starts with the first year that is largely devoted to building a strong foundation in economics, statistics, and the field of study. Further, this permits the students to deeply understand state of the art concepts and tools in the discipline of their choice, and to quickly reach a stage where they can embark on original research.    

Collaboration between students and faculty is key to our training. We aim to mentor students through the complex process of modern business and economic research, so that they can gain the explicit and tacit knowledge needed for successful independent research. Our major concentration areas include Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing and Operations Management.

Deadline for Submission of On-Line Application: January 5


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Our training is complete

We admit a diverse student body from a variety of backgrounds, including but not exclusively, Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Law, Physics, Statistics, Accounting, and Business Administration and Management undergraduate and graduate programs. A strong background in a quantitative or technical field benefits students in quickly acquiring the foundational skills needed for research in our PhD Program, though degrees in these fields are not required.  All of an applicant’s abilities are considered in admittance decisions. We look for students who are analytical, creative, and interested in studying complex business problems. Our approach to admissions and the program is to develop each student's unique potential.  Our past successful students have included both conventional and unconventional applicants.  

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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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