Students studying in the Michigan Ross Wintergarden

Doctoral Areas of Study

Our seven doctoral areas of study, led by esteemed faculty, prepare you for a rewarding career teaching at a top business school and generating impactful research. Throughout your time in the program, you will be encouraged, challenged, and empowered to ask big questions, think boldly, and chase the ideas that make the biggest impact. 

Explore our Areas of Study

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

Ann Bowers, PhD '08
I definitely had a nontraditional path to a business PhD, so it was a priority to find a program where that would be an asset. I thought the Ross faculty were the kind of researchers that I could learn a lot from, and I was really impressed by what Michigan had to offer as a university.

The work of Michigan Ross faculty influences the world’s largest companies and global economies. Discover the research that’s advancing their respective fields, finding solutions to pressing challenges, and impacting the future of business.