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McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

We Train You to Be Scholars

The McCombs School of Business offers five (5) distinct Areas of Study and the freedom to collaborate side-by-side with our acclaimed faculty and researchers, across a broad range of knowledge and business disciplines.

We will position you as a top researcher and thought leader at the world's leading academic institutions. Visit each site to learn what our faculty and students are doing and publishing, as well as details about specific requirements for each program.

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Areas of Study

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How the Program Works

Completing your doctorate at McCombs requires five (5) years of full-time study. The first two (2) years of the program prepare you for admission to candidacy by taking core courses, qualifying exams, starting research projects, and field-specific requirements. The last few years you are dedicated full-time to continued research, including writing and defending your doctoral dissertation.

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Years 1 & 2

Research Papers
Research Activities
Field-Specific Requirements

Year 3

Directed Reading & Research
Admission to Candidacy
Formulation of Research Topic

Years 4 & 5

Continued Research
Oral Examination


Are You Ready to Change the World?

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Texas McCombs Doctoral Program is seeking individuals who are interested in transforming the global marketplace. Are you one of these future thought leaders?