Doctor of Philosophy in Business

If you are intellectually curious, enjoy learning new things and generating new ideas, have an analytical mind for solving problems, and desire to work as a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at a business school, a doctoral degree in business is ideally suited for you.
A Ph.D. student speaks while seated at a table during a doctoral student orientation.

Faculty and student collaboration

Faculty and current students

The school has a highly motivated and qualified cadre of professors with interdisciplinary research orientation. Most of our faculty have Ph.D.s from the top U.S. research universities. Some of our graduates have been placed at leading business schools.
A Ph.D. student talks with a faculty member during orientation.

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In addition to full tuition and fee payment, all Ph.D. students are supported via research or teaching assistantships or fellowships. Subsidized health insurance is available through the university. Learn more about funding opportunities.

KU's main campus in Lawrence occupies 1,000 acres on and around historic Mount Oread. Lawrence is a vibrant community of more than 80,000 people located in the forested hills of eastern Kansas. Learn more about life at KU.

The School of Business requires that all students conduct themselves in an ethical manner. This dedication to ethical behavior is an integral part of the student experience. Learn more about our honor code.


The University of Kansas School of Business is a proud member of The Ph.D. Project and DocNet.


Contact Charly Edmonds, doctoral program director.