Welcome to UCLA Anderson’s Doctoral Program — the first step in pursuing an academic career in management. Our Ph.D. students redefine the business landscape.

Students live in a city of innovation, study within the university’s top-notch research facilities and work alongside UCLA Anderson’s highly celebrated faculty. Here you’ll cultivate deep and lasting relationships with the best researchers and educators of this generation, and gain the skills to look at the complex problems of management.

UCLA Anderson gives you the support you need to embark on a career of groundbreaking research — changing how people see business in the future.

From the Dean of Our Program

dean martin lieberman

On behalf of our distinguished faculty, thank you for visiting the UCLA Anderson Ph.D. program. If you’re a scholar who is serious about publishing beyond the pale of current business understanding, I encourage you to explore the wealth of opportunities this Ph.D. affords. You will work alongside the most prominent in your field. Your discipline and mental agility will be both tested and honed. You will have the resources and amenities of our world-class research institution at your disposal.

Join us as we evolve business knowledge. Apply to become a leading researcher and one of tomorrow’s distinguished faculty today.


Professor Marvin Lieberman
Senior Associate Dean and Director
Doctoral Program
UCLA Anderson School of Management

World-Class Faculty


A greater than 1:1 faculty-to-student ratio enables this generation’s most brilliant minds to conduct research with today’s preeminent scholars.

What Our Graduates Do


Our Ph.D.s consistently become renowned researchers at the finest business schools around the world. Here are a few of our alumni, representing each of our areas of study.

UCLA Anderson Finance, Daniel Andrei


Daniel Aobdia ('12)
Assistant Professor of Accounting Information and Management
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Capital Market Consequences of Audit Partner Quality, Accounting Review (2015) .

Decisions, Operations and Technology Management: Dimitrios Andritsos

Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

Dimitrios Andritsos (’11)
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations
HEC, Paris

Competition and The Operational Performance of Hospitals: The Role of Hospital Objectives, Production and Operations Management (2015)

Global Economics and Management: Mitsuru Igami

Global Economics and Management

Mitsuru Igam (’12)
Assistant Professor of Economics
Yale University

Unobserved Heterogeneity in Dynamic Games: Cannibalization and Preemptive Entry of Hamburger Chains in Canada, Quantitative Economics (2016)

Finance: Rob Richmond


Rob Richmond ('15)
Assistant Professor of Finance

Trade Network Centrality and Currency Risk Premia (August 2016); Outstanding Ph.D. Paper Award in Honor of Stuart I. Greenbaum, Olin Business School at Washington University St. Louis (2015), Annual Conference on International Finance Best Paper Award (2016), Cubist Systematic Strategies Award (2016)

Management and Organizations: Nick Hays

Management and Organizations

Nicholas Hays ('12)
Assistant Professor of Management
Michigan State University

Status Conflict in Groups, Organization Science, (2012)

Marketing: Claudia Townsend


Claudia Townsend (’10)
Assistant Professor of Marketing
School of Business Administration, University of Miami

The Space-to-Product Ratio Effect: How Interstitial Space Influences Aesthetic Appeal, Store Perceptions and Product Preference, Journal of Marketing Research (2016)

Strategy: Vanessa Burbano


Vanessa Burbano ('15)
Assistant Professor of Management
Columbia Business School

Social Responsibility Messages and Worker Wage Requirements: Field Experimental Evidence from Online Labor Marketplaces, Organization Science (2016)