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Your Path to Tenure

World-renowned faculty, unparalleled resources, individualized mentoring combine to produce graduates who are highly sought by the best academic institutions, research centers and enterprises across the world.


We prepare you to become an intellectual leader. The primary goal of the Texas McCombs Ph.D. program is to prepare students for exceptional academic careers. Over the last five years, McCombs alumni in the following disciplines have gone on to excel at:

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Jakob Infuehr 2019 University of Southern Denmark
Antonis Kartapanis 2019 Texas A&M University
Kristen Valentine 2019 University of Georgia
Colin Koutney 2018 George Mason University
Zheng Leitter 2018 Nanyang Technological University
Brian Monsen 2018 The Ohio State University
Xinyu Zhang 2018 Cornell University
Jeanmarie Lord 2017 University of Montana
Ben Van Landuyt 2017 University of Arizona
Shannon Chen 2017 University of Arizona
Prasart Jongjaroenkamol 2017 Singapore Management University
Ying Huang 2017 University of Texas - Dallas
Daehyun Kim 2016 University of Toronto
Kathleen Powers 2016 University of Tennessee
Christopher Yust 2016 Texas A&M University


Jacelly Cespedes 2018 University of Minnesota
Qifei Zhu 2018 Nanyang Technological University
Zack Liu 2017 University of Houston
Adam Winegar 2017 Norwegian Business School
Mark Jansen 2016 University of Utah
Carlos Parra 2016 ITAM
Ben Miao Zhang 2016 University of Southern California
Harvey Jing 2015 Xiamen University
Donghyun Kim 2015 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Gonzalo Maturana 2015 Emory University
Mitch Towner 2015 University of Arizona
Chang-Mo Kang 2014 University of New South Wales
Jordan Nickerson 2014 Boston College

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Jared Fisher 2019 Postdoc, University of California, Berkeley
Sebastian Souyris 2019 Postdoc, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Long Zhao 2019 Assistant Professor, Department of Analytics and Operations, National University of Singapore
Shi Ying Lim 2018 Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Vishwakant Malladi 2018 Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business
Chinmoy Mohapatra 2018 Operations Research and Analytics, BNSF Railways
David Puelz 2018 Postdoc, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Abhishek Roy 2018 Assistant Professor, Temple University
Changseung Yoo 2018 Assistant Professor, McGill University
Emre Yucel 2018 Data Insights Analyst, HomeAway


Suho Han 2018 Syracuse University
Niranjan Janardhanan 2018 London School of Economics
Yurianna Kimmons 2018 Oklahoma State University
Christina Kyprianou 2016 Clemson University
Taeya Howell 2014 New York University
Jonathan Sims 2013 Babson College, MA
Matthew Theeke 2012 George Mason University
David Chandler 2011 University of Colorado, Denver
Ben Herndon 2009 Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael Bednar 2008 University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign


Xinying Hao 2019 University of Arizona Tucson
Nandini Romani 2019 Texas A&M University
Jerry Jisang Han 2018 University of Technology Sydney
Zhuping Liu 2016 Baruch College, City University of New York
Niket K. Jindal 2015 Kelley School of Business Indiana University
Richard Schaefer 2015 Rutgers University
Szu-chi Huang 2013 Stanford University


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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?