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Darla Moore School of Business

Ph.D. Programs

Why Choose a Moore School Ph.D.

The Darla Moore School of Business offers two doctoral degree programs: the Ph.D. in Economics and the Ph.D. in Business Administration. Students in the  Ph.D. in Business Administration program can choose from one of seven concentrations. Both programs provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Develop the skills, professional ethics and competence required to design, execute and evaluate creative and meaningful research in your field of specialization
  • Provide a thorough knowledge and deep insight into the main theoretical disciplines underlying your field of specialization, which is built upon a basic understanding of business and its environment
  • Customize your research, teaching interests and expertise to match your interests and career goals to become successful researchers, educators, business professionals and policy makers

Residency Requirements

Ph.D. programs at the Moore School are full-time and require residency on the Columbia campus. Residency refers to the requirement to attend classes on campus (no distance education) and it is meant to ensure that doctoral students benefit from and contribute to the full spectrum of educational and professional opportunities provided by our graduate faculty.

Programs and Concentrations

The Moore School currently offers two doctoral degree programs: the Ph.D. in Economics and Ph.D. in Business Administration.

The Ph.D. in Economics is offered by the Department of Economics. The Ph.D. in Business Administration is offered in various concentrations from different academic departments. 

Ph.D. in Economics

Expand your knowledge of micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics and more through our flexible and comprehensive research program.

Ph.D. in Business Administration: Accounting

Investigate financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, auditing and information systems topics through our innovative approach to accounting research.

Ph.D. in Business Administration: Finance

Advance your knowledge of business administration with intensive training in research methods and theory to solve finance problems.

Ph.D. in Business Administration: International Business

Prepare for a career in academia as you develop a program of study with a strong multidisciplinary foundation customized to suit your individual research interests.

Ph.D. in Business Administration: International Finance

Become a leading scholar in the field of international finance as you pursue research topics and apply core finance concepts to the international marketplace.

Ph.D. in Business Administration: Marketing

Prepare for a career in an academic research center in your chosen area of specialization: consumer behavior or quantitative marketing.

Ph.D. in Business Administration: Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

Gain the skills you need to conduct high-level theoretical and empirical research and teach at major research institutions.

Ph.D. in Business Administration: Production / Operations Management

Prepare for a career in university teaching and research with a special emphasis on the design, planning, organization and control of activities involved in the transformation of resources into goods and services.


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