The Ph.D. program's deliberately small size and Darden's open-door research ecosystem fosters high intellectual and emotional engagement with some of the world's leading business teachers and thinkers.
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The Darden Ph.D. nurtures an intensive academic pursuit in an intimate environment. As candidates rigorously pursue their area of expertise, professors steward their development into field-leading researchers capable of communicating as clearly in the boardroom as the classroom.
What Our Ph.D. Graduates Say About the Program
Doing a Ph.D. at Darden has many unmatched benefits - focus on ethics, scientific freedom, friendly and productive relationships with faculty, individual approach to Ph.D. students, unconditional support, a very diverse student cohort and more.
Darden faculty are always open to collaborate on research projects with Ph.D. students, and the limits are only your own interest and time. I really enjoyed my close collaboration with many Darden prominent faculty such as Ed Freeman, Andy Wicks, Bobby Parmar, Mark Haskins, and Jared Harris, as well as with professors who have strong ties with Darden such as Patricia Werhane and Rob Phillips. All the faculty are very friendly and often the relationships extend beyond the classroom and beyond the graduation.
The Darden doctoral faculty includes an unparalleled collection of penetrating business minds. With a longstanding combination of academic excellence and real-world experience, professors introduce Ph.D. candidates to research and publishing opportunities that aim to push candidates' purpose toward professional reward.