As a top-ranked business school operating within a university at the forefront of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) research and education, Purdue’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business provides its doctoral students with a unique competitive edge that few institutions can match.
Our PhD programs prepare leaders who transform business and business education through rigorous analysis and innovative insight. The school’s doctoral students work closely with distinguished faculty to develop the research and teaching skills required for successful and rewarding careers.
Students also collaborate with faculty on groundbreaking research in management and economics. Many of our alumni are leading scholars and educators in their disciplines, and our faculty serve as mentors to ensure you have the same opportunity to achieve.
Whether you want to work in academia, serve as a researcher or consultant in the public or private sector, or leverage your business skills in launching a startup, a Purdue PhD will move you forward.
“Purdue opened doors for me and provided me with incredible opportunities. It provided access for me, and that’s something I’ve continued on — making sure our institutions provide access.”
Fellow & Economics Scholar, Yale University
President, Hollins University, 2018-2022
Purdue PhD in Economics, 1993
Purdue’s PhD in Economics program is for individuals who are curious and critical observers invested in the cause and effect of decisions made by individuals and groups. Rooted in strong quantitative and analytical orientation, the program provides an opportunity for individualized research and specialization and sharpens critical thinking and research skills.
The PhD in Finance program is dedicated to achieving excellence in teaching and research. The faculty, which features multiple winners of university and school-wide teaching awards, is dedicated to bringing their excellence to the classroom in practical applications. Quantitative research receives special emphasis in the program of study, and our students earn placements at prestigious universities.
The PhD program in MIS is designed to produce world-class scholars. We measure our goal in the ability to place our PhD students in institutions where research, teaching, and service are encouraged and rewarded. Apart from research, we also want to ensure that our PhD students are capable of conducting graduate and undergraduate level MIS coursework.
The Marketing area has a long tradition of leadership in doctoral education. The school’s marketing PhD graduates are among the nation's best in terms of the impact of their research on the profession. We'll prepare you for a career in academia, marketing consulting, marketing research/analytics, UX/UI design, business development and more.
Designed for aspiring academic professionals, Purdue’s PhD program in OBHR will provide you with the personalized mentorship and rigorous educational platform to launch a successful career at a research-oriented university. Our most competitive students generally finish the program in five years, which allows sufficient time to generate a competitive vita before going on the job market.
Quantitative Methods involves topics in both applied optimization and applied statistics. Doctoral seminars focus on advanced applications and methodologies, and related courses are available from areas such as industrial and electrical engineering and computer sciences. Faculty collaboration enables students to participate in research on a stimulating range of topics.
Our PhD program in Strategic Management focuses on understanding how organizations might achieve advantage relative to competitors. To that end, the program trains doctoral students to produce high-quality research and teaching in the field of strategic management and prepares them to pursue careers as tenure-track faculty at top academic research institutions.
The Supply Chain and Operations Management PhD program takes an analytical, model-oriented approach with coursework that includes rigorous classes in economics, operations research, and industrial engineering. The program is designed to help each student develop into a first-class researcher, as well as to help each student gain experience in teaching operations management.