Doctoral Programs

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business prepares doctoral students to become outstanding scholars and inspiring teachers. LeBow offers a Ph.D. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Business. Our faculty take a hands-on approach mentoring students on a daily basis. Both degrees are full-time on-campus 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.

There are five specializations in the program: Accounting, Decision Sciences, Finance, Marketing and Organization & Strategy. The Program is characterized by a healthy respect for the interrelations among the different branches of knowledge and a close, collaborative relationship between each PhD candidate and the faculty.

Students can concentrate on one of three fields of study: Industrial Organization, International Trade, and Macroeconomics. The Program also provides strong training in Applied Microeconometrics. The relatively small number of PhD Students admitted creates a collegial environment in which the faculty interact and mentor students on a daily basis.

College News

November 19, 2014 Abusive supervisors are unfortunately common; LeBow Phd candidate Katrina Graham’s research seeks to understand the causes behind their bad behavior.
October 16, 2014 Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business has received a $100,000 gift for its PhD program from Margaret T. Clark, PhD, whose late husband, John J. Clark, PhD, created LeBow’s doctoral program in 1981.
June 2, 2014 Paper provides a simple algorithm to find the optimal solution for minimizing fixed transportation costs.
April 21, 2014 PhD economics candidate Tom Zylkin has won the Lindau Award awarded to outstanding young scholars in the field of economics.