Darden Ph.D. ProgramThe Darden Ph.D. Program
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business offers an intellectually demanding doctoral program for a select group of high-potential applicants. Distinguished by its top-ranked faculty and world-class research centers, the doctoral program will train you as an academic researcher capable of contributing to the cutting edge research in business and management and provide you with the skills you will need for a successful career as a professor.
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.
Breaking Ground Daily
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.
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Where the Brightest Minds Converge
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.