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Why a Business Administration PhD at Carlson?

The Carlson School of Management is transforming what it means to be a world-class business school. We insist on experiencing what we teach. Instead of just connecting with companies, we help them grow. We don’t simply master traditional fields of study, we create new knowledge and theory.

Students in the Business Administration PhD degree program receive generous financial support and benefit from distinguished faculty, technology resources, and field-leading research opportunities. The program is designed for students to focus on one of seven concentration areas:

In addition, students receive a solid foundation in the fundamentals of teaching and the opportunity to take advantage of nationally-ranked University of Minnesota programs in computer science, economics, applied economics, sociology, and psychology.

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At Carlson, our up-to-date facilities and technology and our research priorities reflect our commitment to build an environment that advances critical thinking and the application of new knowledge.

We believe that access to cutting edge technology and resources enables students to function at their highest level and to compete as business leaders in the global marketplace.

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