The PhD in Economics provides in-depth, rigorous training in economic theory and econometrics and prepares students for careers in research, teaching, and consulting in academia, private industry, and government.


Research in the J. M. Tull School of Accounting focuses on issues of importance to the accounting and business community, such as the impact of accounting information on capital markets and on the behavior of decision-makers within firms.


The Finance PhD is designed to prepare students for a career of research and university teaching in Finance. The program provides a strong foundation in financial and economic theory. Graduates must understand the fundamental concepts of finance, the workings of financial markets and financial intermediaries, as well as firm financial decision making. The graduate must also be able to use financial data in research and teaching.


The PhD in Management prepares students for a research and teaching career in either Organizational Behavior or Strategy. Students gain a content foundation through substantive and methodological coursework offered by the thought leaders in the field. Students gain research experience by participating as coauthors on top-tier journal articles with one of the most productive faculties in the country.

Management Information Systems

The PhD in MIS is a 4-year, full-time program that seeks to develop competent scholars who will excel in research and teaching positions at other major universities. The MIS PhD program provides significant individual flexibility, while at the same time ensuring that students acquire the necessary conceptual and methodological skills to begin work toward a leadership position in the field.

Real Estate

The PhD program in Real Estate is designed to prepare students for teaching and research at universities and colleges and for positions in government and business. The PhD in Real Estate emphasizes intensive training in real estate, economics, quantitative methods and finance with the goal of producing research-minded PhD graduates, while at the same time providing a comprehensive teaching experience. Students are encouraged to individualize their programs by supplementing their studies with courses from other programs in the Terry College of Business.


The Marketing PhD program is designed to develop a deep understanding of the marketing domain and build strong empirical research skills in econometrics, psychometrics and statistics. By working one-on-one with award-winning faculty who conduct rigorous and relevant research and publish in the top academic journals, marketing PhDs are well equipped for research and teaching positions.

Risk Management and Insurance

The Risk Management and Insurance PhD program is designed to develop an understanding of both theoretical and applied aspects of insurance, risk management, and employee benefits.