What’s in it for me?
Chances are you have never considered a doctorate and becoming a business school faculty member. If you are smart, creative, hard-working, and good with math, you should! Being a professor is rated one of the best professions in the US. You have significant autonomy to choose the focus of your research and teaching. Being a business school professor is particularly attractive. At a time where some states have a decreasing number of college aged students, demand for business majors is expanding. Compared to faculty in related fields, there is a robust job market with high salaries and substantial career flexibility. Moreover, doctoral programs in business schools are fully funded, covering students’ tuition and providing a stipend.
The work is inherently interesting and rewarding. In business schools, students learn facts and concepts to understand those facts that come primarily from academic research by business school faculty. Business school research and teaching influences business, public policy, and society.
Why the emphasis on diversity?
To have truly inclusive business school programs for an increasingly diverse student body, students of color should be able to see themselves in the faculty. Nationally, however, just 4% of U.S. business school professors are Black Americans, Latinx Americans, or Native Americans and most tenured faculty are Caucasian males. We see that as a problem, and conversations on campus reflect a desire for change. This CU Diverse Doctorates in Business program is an effort to encourage more of the best and brightest diverse undergraduate students in the University of Colorado system to choose to be a part of the solution by choosing careers as business professors.
What do I need to do to attend?
Fill out the application survey link and tell us a little about yourself so we an provide a personalized experience in the September 10th kickoff session and beyond.