The doctoral program at the David Eccles School of Business is a very research-intensive program, designed to produce scholars who do world-class research and teach. Our mission is to graduate Ph.D students who obtain faculty positions at our peer research institutions. The emphasis on research (in addition to the ability to teach) is a critical, distinguishing factor of our program. The decision to receive a Ph.D. should be determined by your desire to teach business courses at a university, and continue conducting research in your area of expertise. Ph.D. students do not anticipate entering the commercial sector, but seek to contribute in an academic setting.