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Students who succeed in the Simon PhD program do not have to fit a conventional PhD or business student profile. History has shown us that the most successful students need only be analytical, creative, committed, and eager to study complex business problems.
Our PhD application for Fall 2023 admission is now available online beginning September 1, 2022. We only offer admission once per academic year.
The PhD Program at Simon Business School equips students with the analytical skills to carry out high-quality teaching and research in various fields of management. Our approach is to develop each student's unique potential, therefore all of an applicant’s abilities are considered in admittance decisions. It’s important to note that our doctoral program accepts full-time students only. Admissions decisions are made in the spring.
The PhD Program is designed to be a rigorous full-time program. Simon provides generous financial support to all of our PhD students and encourages them not to work outside of the University. There are no financial aid forms required to qualify for financial support. Admitted PhD students qualify for full-tuition scholarship and an annual fellowship of $35,500, plus student health insurance for five years. Students also get a research budget and dedicated PhD spaces including recently renovated offices and a computer lab.
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Students build a firm foundation in economics, statistics, and their specific fields of study. Deeper specialization in coursework occurs in the second year when the students concentrate on their major field of study. There are five fields of study:
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