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Experience a Culture of Collaboration.

When you join the Michigan Ross doctoral program, you become part of a collaborative cohort of peers eager to exchange ideas, learn from each other’s experiences, and build lifelong relationships. You’ll work under the mentorship of renowned faculty who share your passion for knowledge and will challenge you to go further in your research pursuits. 

Join a Robust Research Community
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You will find an academic community throughout Ross and the University of Michigan supportive of your research interests within business as well as those outside of it. You can leverage the interdisciplinary learning opportunities offered through the Rackham Graduate School and the thought leadership of the many research centers and institutes found at Ross.

Rackham Graduate School


Public University in the U.S.
– QS World University Rankings, 2019-2023


U-M graduate programs in 
the Top 10 
-U.S. News & World Report, 2022


in total research expenditures  
-FY22 U-M Research Report 

Get the Support You Need

Preparing for a career in academia requires a strong support network. With guidance from junior and senior faculty, you’ll gain valuable insights on how to develop your research and succeed in the doctoral program. You’ll also have access to a wide range of academic resources and well-being programs across Ross and U-M.

Derek Lief Phd Student
The program has really been incredible in its support of my development, and on two fronts in particular: first, my advisor (and broader committee members) are always available to read recent drafts of my work and meet to discuss needed edits and second, the program has committed itself to my development as an instructor through formal and informal feedback and classroom observation. I can’t say enough about how appreciative I am!
Get the Student Perspective

Read what PhD students have to say about their doctoral experience at Michigan Ross.

Exploring Resilience in Business at Ross
I feel like the hard part is deciding whether or not you want to do a PhD, because it’s a decision that shouldn’t be entered into lightly. You’re taking five or six years of your life and just focusing on one thing, and at depth. But making the choice to come to Michigan Ross? Now that’s easy.

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Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
One of today’s foremost scholars in the strategy field, Gautam Ahuja not only graduated from Michigan Ross, he also taught here for 16 years.

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PhD '16
Utilizing Valuable Research Resources at Ross
I research consumer judgment, decision-making, and behavior in the laboratory by manipulating various elements of consumption situations.

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Diversity at Michigan Ross

Continue the Conversation 

Experience a diverse community at Ross — one that leverages different perspectives to deepen learning, inspire innovation, generate new insights, and unite those with a desire to make a difference.


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Discover All that Ann Arbor Has to Offer

Here you will find a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, exciting sporting events, social and cultural activities, and a four-season climate ideal for enjoying the outdoors. The close proximity to Detroit, family-friendly community, and cost of living make Ann Arbor a great place to live and learn. 

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