Our 5 Differentiators

These five distinguishing characteristics make our Doctoral Programs unique:


Our faculty are world-class scholars who have had an impact on organizations and economies on every continent. Each year they author or co-author more than 300 academic papers and 35 books. The School ranked first in research output in the 2014 FT.com Business School Rankings, and invests more than $100 million in faculty research annually.


Our Doctoral Programs are designed to facilitate research above all other activities. While students are required to fulfill a teaching requirement, they are not required to become research assistants, nor are they required to write business cases. And a full scholarship and generous stipend help cover costs and ensure that students have more time to pursue research.


Students collaborate with faculty on research, writing, and teaching. By the time they graduate, most students have co-authored at least one scholarly article with another graduate student or faculty members. As one of the world’s great academic centers, Boston offers opportunities to collaborate with leading scholars across all fields and disciplines.


The research resources at HBS are unmatched by any other school. Research facilities include the Baker Library—one of the world's largest and most respected business libraries—and the Faculty Research Computing Center. HBS doctoral students also have access to research facilities throughout Harvard University and neighboring MIT.


Harvard Business School is recognized as a leading supplier of faculty for business schools and universities throughout the world. Recent HBS graduates have received job offers from institutions such as Harvard Business School, Wharton, Stanford, London Business School, Chicago, MIT, Kellogg, INSEAD, and Columbia.