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Prepare to Lead in Thought and Practice.

The Michigan Ross PhD program prepares you for scholarly positions at top global universities. Generate impactful research as you seek new solutions to the most complex issues in business. 

Explore our Areas of Study

Immerse yourself in one of seven doctoral areas of study based on your research interests and academic career goals.

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In the past five years, 100% of Ross PhD graduates were offered positions around the world and 75% received tenure-track assistant professor positions. 

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Over a five-year period, you will acquire the advanced knowledge and research skills you need to achieve academic and professional success. 

Learn more about our admissions criteria and application requirements.

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Experience Our Collaborative Community

Benefit from diverse perspectives as you engage with colleagues within your area of study and across disciplines. With support at every level, our resources and connections help shape your professional and personal experience. 

Study With World-Class Faculty

Regarded as a colleague from day one, you will learn from and collaborate with faculty who are renowned and respected researchers. Our faculty mentors seek to understand where you want to take your work and provide the guidance and resources to help you succeed.

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Financial Assistance

All students admitted to our doctoral program receive full funding - including tuition waiver, health insurance, and a generous stipend package.