The PhD program in Business and Economics is a joint degree offered by the Ross School of Business and the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan.
The goal of the joint program is to prepare scholars who will receive the best training in the theoretical and methodological approaches used in economics combined with the specific training in business applications offered at the business school. The program is designed to serve students who have interests in broad microeconomic research areas of relevance to business, including Industrial Organization, and business-related topics in Labor, Environmental, Health, International, and Development Economics.
By combining the rigors and accreditation associated with a PhD in Economics with access to faculty, resources, and funding at the level provided by the Ross School, the program is intended to attract outstanding students who will then benefit from working with and being supported by members of the faculty from both units. Graduates of this new program are expected to be particularly attractive hires for academic positions in economics groups in business schools, as well as economics departments, policy schools, and schools of public health aiming to hire well-trained scholars interested in applied economics research.