PhD in Business

Welcome to The Complete Guide to Business PhD Applications

Applying to Business PhD programs is increasingly getting tougher and people from all over the world are vying for the few spots on offer. This wiki aims to make it a little bit easier for most people to get started. Over time we aim to be a comprehensive repository of information for not just future applicants but also for everyone in business academia.

Note however that we are an upcoming wiki, it will take us some time to get this project up and running.

If you are a PhD student, or a faculty member please help us make these pages as complete as possible. Thank you!

The Nature of Business Academia

How PhD Programs Work

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Advisors
  • A Day in the Life of a First Year
  • A Day in the Life of a PhD Candidate
  • The Job Market

Applying to PhD Programs

  • Academics
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • Research Experience
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation

Financial Matters

  • PhD Stipends
  • Faculty Salaries


  • Empirical Work
  • Theoretical Work
  • Research Software
  • Publishing


  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Niche Topics
Last modified on 7 October 2010, at 20:17