PhD Programs

PhD Students in Class

Enter the Research Conversation as a LeBow Doctoral Student

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business doctoral programs prepare you to become an outstanding scholar and inspiring teacher.

Work with award-winning research faculty, who take a hands-on approach mentoring students on a daily basis, while discovering your unique research path. Surpass the expected by going beyond knowledge to explore new territory. Extend your reach and gain exposure in your field with additional support for attending research conferences.

PhD degrees are delivered as full-time, on-campus degrees and normally require about five years to complete. Graduates go on to become faculty at highly reputable institutions such as Oregon State University, Pepperdine and University City London.

The LeBow Advantage

  • Top faculty covering a broad range of business science disciplines
  • Competitive assistantship packages for 5 years, including tuition remission, stipend and travel expense compensation to present at national academic research conferences
  • Rigorous training in research methods, theory and quantitative analysis
  • Small class sizes that create an intimate environment fostering opportunities for one-on-one and group mentoring and allow for formal and informal opportunities to gain valuable feedback and engage in collaborative research
  • Professional development including extensive training, educational workshops and a multitude of research seminars prepare you for a future as a researcher, instructor and thought leader

Areas of Study

LeBow offers two degrees: a PhD in Business and a PhD in Economics. The PhD in Business includes specializations in accounting, decision sciences, finance, marketing and management (organizational behavior and strategy).

Accounting Specialization

The PhD in Business with a specialization in accounting motivates individuals to develop critical research, teaching and publishing skills for successful career in academia.

Decision Sciences Specialization

The PhD in Business with a specialization in Decision Sciences prepares students for highly rewarding careers in academic institutions, business and government.

PhD in Economics

Students concentrate on one of three fields of study: Industrial Organization, International Trade and Macroeconomics and receive strong training in Applied Microeconometrics.

Finance Specialization

The PhD in Business with a specialization in finance prepares students to understand the theoretical foundations and literature and utilize software and databases for research.

Marketing Specialization

The PhD in Business with a specialization in marketing focuses on the fundamental role of the marketing process within an organization through interpreting needs and wants of markets and formulating appropriate product, pricing, promotion and distribution strategies.

Organization and Strategy Specialization

The PhD in Business with a specialization in organization and strategy prepares students to conduct research on behavioral and strategic issues facing contemporary organizations through coursework focusing on the interplay between organizational behavior and strategic management.

Research Conversation with
Gbemileke Ogunranti

PhD Candidate, Decision Sciences and MIS

Gbemileke Ogunranti, LeBow PhD Student in Decision Science

How do global companies decide which country to use for outsourcing their production? How can we adequately manage risks associated with offshore outsourcing, especially with currency exchange?