The mission of the HBS Doctoral Programs is to educate scholars who make a difference in the world through rigorous academic research that influences practice.
We accomplish this mission through:
Driving Impact on Scholarship and Practice
Training students to produce innovative, rigorous, and relevant researchHelping students to become exemplary teachers at top-tier institutions of higher learning
Building a Community of ScholarsFacilitating faculty, alumni, and student interactionsEncouraging students’ active engagement within a community of scholars
“Our doctoral programs provide a close collaboration between HBS and other schools at Harvard University. HBS Doctoral students take classes across the University and carry out research with professors at HBS as well as leading scholars throughout Harvard, most commonly from the departments of economics, sociology and psychology.”
— Professor Kathleen McGinn, Doctoral Programs Faculty Chair
Our doctoral programs offer a wealth of advantages to anyone who chooses to pursue a career in business academia:
All students are admitted for full-time degree programs, beginning in September. A minimum of two years in residence is required, and it is expected that students will complete their program in four to five years. Students typically spend two to two-and-a-half years on course work, and another two years on their dissertation. Students are not required to become a teaching or research assistant, nor are they required to write business cases.
We invite you to experience the depth and breadth of our doctoral programs for yourself.
Area of StudyTechnology & Operations Management
Home RegionEdison, NJ
EducationAB, Economics & Government, Dartmouth College
Area of StudyAccounting & Management
Home RegionSalt Lake City, UT & Los Gatos, CA
EducationBS Accounting & Masters of Accounting, University of Southern California
Area of StudyHealth Policy (Management)
Home RegionObosi, Nigeria & Dix Hills, NY
EducationB.S., Stanford University; M.H.A., Cornell University
Area of StudyBusiness Economics, PHD 2009
Home RegionSan Francisco, CA
EducationA.B in Economics, Harvard University
So we can provide you with event, application, and other information specifically suited to your interests.
Harvard Business SchoolWyss House
Boston, MA 02163