Simon PhD Students from the Class of 2021 and 2022

The journey from student to scholar.

We consider the full range of your abilities when considering you for admittance. The typical Simon PhD students is analytical, creative, and eager to study complex business problems. There isn’t a conventional Simon candidate; our goal is to help you develop your own unique potential.



Average Age

GMAT 720

(Middle 80% Score)

GRE 327

(Middle 80% Score)


New Enrolled Students each year across all subdisciplines

Get to know our job market candidates.

The Simon PhD program is about solving complex and challenging problems to shape the way the business world works. Simon Business School PhD graduates are highly sought-after in their fields. In fact, most are offered employment before they’ve even defended their dissertations with a 100% placement rate overall. Take a closer look at our current job market candidates, and find out how they can be an asset to your organization.



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Simon Business School
Top PhD Placements

A business PhD from Simon equips you to solve even the most complex and challenging problems. Simon Business School PhD graduates are highly sought-after. Most are offered employment before they've even defended their dissertations, and our overall placement rate is 100%.


MIT, Jacquelyn Gillette '16S (PhD)
Vanderbilt, Hunter Land '19S (PhD)
NYU Stern, Minye (Michael) Tang '12S (PhD)
UC Berkeley, Biwen Zhang '20S (PhD)


Purdue University, Shuaiyu Chen '21S (PhD)
Singapore Management University, Botong Shang '21S (PhD)
NYU Shanghai, Xuyuanda Qi '22S (PhD)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Yufeng Wu '15S (PhD)
Boston University, Yunjeen Kim '14S (PhD)
UT Dallas, Pingle Wang '20S (PhD)

Information Systems

Singapore Management University, Yang Gao '21S (PhD)
University of Pittsburgh, Priyanga Gunarathne '18S (PhD)
UT Dallas, Shujing Sun '20S (PhD)


UNC Charlotte, Shaoyin Du '22S (PhD)
Northeastern University, Bowen Luo '21S (PhD)
University of Delaware, Ruiqi Wu 2023 PhD Candidate

Operations Management

Binghamton University School of Mgmt, Leon Cui '15S (PhD)
Xavier University, Jagan Jacob '20S (PhD)
University of Virginia, Darden, Ozlem Yildiz '17S (PhD)

Recent Simon Business School PhD Placements

Aarhus University


American University Kogod School of Business

Amherst Holdings

Binghamton University 

Boston University

Brandeis University

California State University

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

Chinese University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

Endicott College

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Federal Reserve Bank


Florida International University

Fordham University

Freddie Mac


Harvard University

Hofstra University

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

IBM Research

Indian School of Business

Kensho Technologies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Motorola Solutions

Northeastern University

NYU, Shanghai


Office of Financial Research, US Department of the Treasury

Penn State

Purdue University–Krannert

Renmin University

Rowan University

Santa Clara University

Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)

Sejong University

Singapore Management University

Syracuse University

The Brattle Group

Tongji University

Tulane University

UC Berkeley

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

University of Buffalo

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

University of Hong Kong

University of Houston

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

University of Pittsburgh

University of Virginia–Darden

University of Virginia–McIntire 

University of Texas, Dallas

Vanderbilt University

Virtu Financial 

Washington St. Louis

William and Mary

Xavier University