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Earn Your Ph.D. in Business at McCombs

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Start your career in intellectual leadership at the McCombs School of Business. The primary goal of the Ph.D. program is to prepare students for exceptional academic careers in business schools. Highly competitive, the Ph.D. programs receive hundreds of applications but admit only around five percent of applicants each year from U.S. schools and top international institutions.


If you aspire to a career as an accounting educator or researcher, a doctoral degree from The University of Texas Department of Accounting will afford you the foundation for success. The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin boasts one of the most prestigious accounting Ph.D. programs in the nation, with more than 250 graduates since its inception in 1934.

Accounting Ph.D. Coordinator: Kelly Finn

Priority Application Deadline: December 15

CBA 4M.202 Mail Code: B6300 Phone: (512) 471-0157    Fax: (512) 471-3904


For students looking to pursue a career in public policy, academia or research, a Ph.D. in finance is an ideal path of scholarship. The McCombs School of Business Department of Finance doctoral program trains dedicated individuals in the methods of pure and applied research, and provides rigorous training in finance, economics and statistics.

Finance Ph.D. Coordinator: Jenny Kondo

Application Deadline: January 15

CBA 6.222 Mail code: B6600 Phone: (512) 471-4368    Fax: (512) 471-5073 

Information, Risk, & Operations Management (IROM)

The McCombs School of Business Information, Risk and Operations Management doctoral program is structured for students aiming to teach and conduct research at the university level. Five of the IROM department’s faculty members are in the University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers

IROM Ph.D. Coordinator: John Lakavage

Application Deadline: January 5

CBA 5.202 Mail code: B6500 Phone: (512) 471-3322 Fax: (512) 471-0587 


The mission of the Ph.D. program in management is to produce individuals who shape both the academic profession and the practice of management through their excellence in research, teaching and service. The program focuses on establishing a solid conceptual and methodological foundation that graduates can build on throughout their careers. When you complete this program you will be well-positioned in the global marketplace.

Management Ph.D. Coordinator: Alexis Chavez

Application Deadline: December 15

CBA 4.216 Mail code: B6300    Phone: (512) 471-2622    Fax: (512) 471-3937


The goal of the University of Texas Marketing Ph.D. program is to develop students who will conduct scholarly research and be future leaders in academia by creating and disseminating valuable business knowledge. Our Ph.D. students go on to publish in top-tier marketing journals and give presentations at national and international conferences.

Marketing Ph.D. Coordinator: Susannah Raulino

Application Deadline: December 15

CBA 7.202 Mail code: B6700    Phone: (512) 471-1126    Fax: (512) 471-1034