The PhD Program at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business prepares students for research and teaching careers at leading universities. The program focuses on developing the necessary skills for the design and execution of original, innovative research, and for the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and writing. Our program provides students with deep understanding of the most influential research in all academic business disciplines, as well as the tools needed to contribute state-of-the-art research advancing these disciplines - Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Information Management, and Strategic, Organizational, and Entrepreneurial Studies.
The Leeds School of Business provides a dynamic professional atmosphere comprised of quality diverse faculty and doctoral students, all framed by a thriving business community and a beautiful environment.
Chair, Doctoral Curriculum and Policy Committee: Dr. Sarah Zechman
The accounting doctoral program provides students with a deep understanding of the most influential, modern accounting research, and with the tools needed to contribute state-of-the-art research that advances the discipline.
Finance faculty and PhD students study empirical and theoretical issues in corporate finance, structure of securities markets, valuation and asset pricing, derivatives, corporate governance, and information economics.
The PhD program in strategic, organizational, and entrepreneurial studies emphasizes state-of-the-art research on firm strategy and organizational behavior, particularly as it applies to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship.
The goal of the PhD program at the Leeds School of Business is to prepare students for careers in research and teaching at major universities so applicants are evaluated on their prospects of becoming leading scholars.