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. Academic and research interests include finance, marketing, management, economics and strategy, and innovation, technology and operations.

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

  • A Rady School Ph.D. has mastered the analytical and methodological skills applicable to their area of specialization
  •  A Rady School Ph.D. is able to critically evaluate extant research within their area of specialization
  • A Rady School Ph.D. is proficient in conducting original research in their field of specialization
  •  A Rady School Ph.D. is an effective teacher

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