PhD Hero


The PhD program in Business Administration is a research-based program designed to train students to contribute to scientific discovery in their disciplines and to the dissemination of knowledge relevant to business education and practice. In our program you will engage with diverse students and faculty, connect with a vibrant business community, and get access to financial support, technology resources, and research opportunities.


areas of concentration to focus your studies


U.S. public university business faculty for intellectual contributions


current students

The Carlson School Advantage

The Carlson School of Management is transforming what it means to be a world-class business school. We insist on experiencing what we teach. Instead of just connecting with companies, we help them grow. We don't simply master traditional fields of study, we create new knowledge and theory.

Students in the Business Administration PhD degree program receive generous financial support and benefit from distinguished faculty, technology resources, and field-leading research opportunities. The program is designed for students to focus on one of seven concentration areas:

In addition, students receive a solid foundation in the fundamentals of teaching and the opportunity to take advantage of nationally-ranked University of Minnesota programs in computer science, economics, applied economics, sociology, and psychology