We welcome the opportunity to discuss our PhD Program in Business and help you plan for your future application submission. Katz will be accepting applications for our PhD Program in Business for Fall 2022, beginning May 1, September 1, 2021.
Note: We will not be accepting applications for admission to our PhD program for the upcoming Fall 2021.
A rigorous, customized program for curious students eager to be recognized as experts in their fields. Mentorship is key to lasting success and confident leadership. The Katz faculty is dedicated to a signature apprenticeship model, designed to support and challenge each student. Work alongside world-renowned faculty, publish original research, and lead your own courses.
The Katz faculty is internationally recognized as experts in their fields and have published in prestigious academic journals such as Accounting Review and the Review of Financial Economics.
Current Students and Alumni Placements
Our mission is to produce internationally renowned experts in business disciplines and place our graduates at leading research universities worldwide.
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Business Research Center
The Business Research Center (BRC) is a shared asset for all Katz faculty and students, providing a variety of services that support data collection for behavioral research on business-related topics. The primary goal of the BRC is to enhance the research productivity of Katz faculty and students.
University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
282 Mervis Hall
Roberto Clemente Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
PhD DEGREE PROGRAMS
The Katz PhD Program in Accounting provides students with the foundation to excel as faculty members at leading universities. Our faculty uses both archival and experimental methods to conduct research across a broad range of accounting areas including managerial accounting, financial accounting, and auditing.
Business Analytics and Operations
The Katz PhD Program in Business Analytics and Operations focuses on research in areas such as supply chain management, business analytics, operations, and project management. Research foci include methodology development, empirical analysis, and analytical modeling.
The Katz PhD Program in Finance focuses on research in financial economics, and most recently has studied phenomena such as corporate governance, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, corporate valuations, corporate diversification, corporate disclosures, equity-based compensation, and issues related to international corporate finance.
Information Systems and Technology Management
The Information Systems and Technology Management (ISTM) program investigates the behavioral, design, and economic issues related to the use and impact of information technology.
The Katz PhD Program in Marketing follows a mentorship-based model, where students work intensively with a subset of the faculty to explore their areas of interest. Our students build their skills by taking a wide variety of classes tailored to their domain of study, playing both leading and supporting roles on original research projects, presenting at major conferences, and publishing in top-tier journals.
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management
The Organizational Behavior and Human Resources (OBHR) program focuses on key contemporary topics related to the management of work in organizations.
We have an excellent history of doctoral student/faculty collaboration, which often results in articles published in top journals. Our faculty members develop relationships with our students that result in research collaboration that often lasts well beyond the doctoral program experience. Visit our list of collaborative student/faculty published articles.