PhD Program

Shaping the Future of Business Scholarship

In an international economy driven by accelerating change, the business world needs cutting-edge scholarship that probes the complexity of the marketplace and gives practitioners, policymakers and thinkers evidence-based tools and strategies to transform our models for managing, leading, innovating and succeeding.

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The PhD program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business is a collaborative, research-oriented community of scholars with the breadth of business knowledge to help launch your career as an academic leader. We inspire contributions to the discovery and dissemination of scientific knowledge through careers in research and teaching at top universities around the world. Students benefit from a diverse, world-class experience, and collaborate with faculty on relevant, groundbreaking research long after graduation. On average, students typically complete this full-time program in five years, spending two years on coursework and three years on their dissertation, working papers and other requirements.

Latest News

Welcome to a New Academic Year

Maryland Smith Dean Prabhudev Konana sent the following email to Smith students today:

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Center for Global Business Awards 2021 PhD International Research Award

The Center for Global Business announces that Roxanne Jaffe, a doctoral candidate in the department of management and organization, has…

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Smith Day Goes Virtual

Maryland Smith Terps came together, virtually, this week to celebrate being part of the Smith community during the fourth annual Smith…

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