PhD in Business



At Goizueta, we believe that hands-on research, collaboration, and discussion between faculty and students create the strong faculty of tomorrow’s best business schools. Students come from all over the globe to attend this highly competitive program. As a PhD candidate, you will push business thinking and theory forward to make your impact on the business world.

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Leading Boldly into the Future

“We seek applicants with superior intelligence and a strong work ethic. Goizueta is among the best business programs in the country with undergraduate and graduate programs ranked in the top 20 nationally. Our doctoral program graduates hold faculty positions at top business schools. And we have the resources of Emory University, a major world-class research institution.” – Kathryn Kadous, Schaefer Chaired Professor of Accounting

Atlanta: A City Where You Can Go Beyond

Atlanta is a global city of six million people and more than 150,000 businesses. It’s a leading hub for Fortune 500 and 1000 companies and one of the world’s elite tech cities. Be at the center of business, education, and research. With the combined resources of Goizueta and Atlanta, you can do anything.

Leading Boldly into the Future

Several of our PhD students are using their research to solve the complex issues of today and beyond. For Sarah Lee, a Business PhD candidate, her research tackles the effect of culture and society on perceptions of leaders in the United States, particularly around the underrepresentation of Asian Americans, also known as the “bamboo ceiling”. Lee also makes the connection between one’s external environment and the perception of out-group individuals based on racial and socioeconomic demographics.

From the PhD Candidates

Alumni in the News

O. Cem Ozturk

PhD alumnus named one of the industry's "40 Under 40" professors

#goizuetakudos to PhD alumnus O. Cem Ozturk, now at Georgia Tech for landing on the Poets&Quants 40 Under 40 professors list.


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