Ph.D. students in the Wisconsin School of Business come from a variety of backgrounds, including economics, math, psychology, sociology, engineering, statistics, and more. While some students pursue their doctoral studies after gaining substantive work experience, other students begin their program immediately after the completion of their undergraduate studies. At Wisconsin, we offer a variety of resources to help prospective students with their decision to apply to a business Ph.D. program.

DocNet Consortium of Business Doctoral Programs

The Wisconsin School of Business has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with DocNet, an organization of nearly 100 universities granting doctoral degrees in business administration and economics. There are many important factors to consider as you research which business doctoral program is right for you. These factors range from faculty research interests to research resources, financial aid, admissions criteria, and careers in business academia.

Each year, DocNet sponsors several Doctorate in Business Recruiting Forums, where prospective students can learn more about doctoral programs in business. These forums usually include a faculty and student panel discussion, followed by a recruting fair with over 25 DocNet member institutions. Check out upcoming dates here.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our goal at the Wisconsin School of Business is to diversify all program areas by recruiting students, faculty, and staff with varied experiences, beliefs, and upbringings. In addition to providing an enriching experience inside and outside of the classroom, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff also encourage the proper culture within our school.

Contact our Office of Diversity and Climate to learn more about the available resources for underrepresented minorities at the Wisconsin School of Business.

The Ph.D. Project

The Wisconsin School of Business has a long history of collaboration with the Ph.D. Project, an organization for underrepresented minorities interested in learning more about Ph.D. in Business programs. To learn more about the annual conference, peer support network, foundations, scholarships, and other funding opportunities provided through the Ph.D. Project, click here.