UCLA Anderson Ph.D. program

Professor Chris Tang, prolific researcher in Management and Operations, with Rob Richmond, researcher in foreign currency investment.

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 solve 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


"On behalf of our faculty, thank you for visiting the UCLA Anderson Ph.D. program! If you're serious about advancing our understanding of business disciplines through rigorous research, I invite you to explore everything our Ph.D. program has to offer. You'll have the opportunity to train with world-renowned scholars and alongside the next generation of researchers. In that pursuit, you will have UCLA's resources and strengths as a world-class research institution available to you."

Join us as we expand the boundaries of business knowledge. Apply to become one of tomorrow's leading scholars today.

Professor Stephen Spiller
Associate Dean and Director
Ph.D. 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.

Graduate Success Stories

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.

Alumni success

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