About the Program

The program is a full-time course of study, designed primarily to prepare candidates for an academic career. Students begin active research at an early stage, working with faculty mentors throughout the program. Most students take four to five years to complete degree requirements and defend their dissertation (depending on the student’s background and progress). Academic and research interests include behavioral science, finance and capital markets, marketing, operations, management of science and technological innovation, and applied economics and strategy.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Rady School of Management’s Ph.D. program is to graduate intellectually rigorous and innovative researchers. Our Ph.D. program is committed to preparing scholars and professors for the world’s leading universities.

Learning Goals

  • Students will obtain a strong foundation of methodological skills to build their research streams.
  • Students will perform collaborative research that is indicative of the ability to work with research team members and faculty members.
  • Students will perform independent research that is indicative of preparation at a prestigious research university.
  • Students will become inspiring educators.

If you have any questions, please contact the Rady Ph.D. Graduate Coordinator at radyphd@ucsd.edu.