Welcome to the Katz PhD Program website. We hope that the site answers many of your questions about the program and motivates you to contemplate a career of scholarship.
Like many PhD programs in the United States, we aim to prepare our students to become productive and discerning research-oriented faculty members.
Mentorship focus: Mentorship begins during the application process, grows throughout the program, and continues into your academic career.
Not only will excellence in research enhance your ability to work in a university, it can also enhance your chosen field by creating and contributing knowledge to your discipline.
While you contemplate your prospects as a doctoral student, self-reflection is very helpful. Are you curious? Deeply reflective? Do you enjoy coursework for its own sake rather than just as a means to an end? Do you often find yourself questioning “Why?” or “Why not?” Do you seek to sort out fact from fantasy, and truth from opinion? Do you enjoy considering several sides of an issue, organizing a set of disparate facts, or trying to reconcile several conflicting viewpoints? If so, you could be an excellent candidate for a scholarly life.
Browse this site, using the buttons on the left. The areas of study and degree requirements are most likely among the first you will want to review. Please also browse the other topics and let us know if you have any questions.
We look forward to your application and your commitment to make a difference in your chosen field!
Dennis F. Galletta
Professor of Business Administration and
Director of the PhD Program