Terry College of Business

PhD Programs

Terry College of Business - University of Georgia

Areas of study


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 PhD program in Economics provides in-depth, rigorous training in the theory and application of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics.


The Finance PhD program teaches the fundamental concepts of finance, from the workings of financial markets and intermediaries to corporate financial decision-making, leading our program graduates toward successful careers in academic or government research institutions.


The PhD Program in Management prepares students for an academic career focused on research and teaching in the management field. Two concentrations are offered. Organizational Behavior focuses on improving the attitudes and behaviors of employees and leaders. Strategic Management focuses on understanding sources of sustained competitive advantage at the firm level.

Management Information Systems

Consistently ranked among the best Information Systems PhD programs worldwide, the MIS PhD program is known for its cutting-edge research and support from actively publishing faculty. Given that information systems are ubiquitous and influence every aspect of life – individuals’ personal and work life, their transactions and interactions, organizational processes, outcomes, and interorganizational relationships, online platforms, markets, governments and society – the information systems field is broad and interdisciplinary and affords research opportunities across a diverse range of topics. Our program prepares future Information Systems academics by providing strong foundations in a broad range of methods spanning psychometrics, econometrics, computational, design, and qualitative and by providing a strong emphasis in theory development. The research approach is problem-focused to address important business and societal problems, theory-based, and method-inclusive.


The PhD Program in Marketing provides students with both strong empirical research skills in econometrics, psychometrics, and statistics and strong theory development in consumer behavior, psychology, and strategy.

Real Estate

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.

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.