Where Brilliant Minds Break Through

Professor Chris Tang, prolific researcher in Management and Operations, with Rob Richmond('15), 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 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.


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

Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

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

Global Economics and Management,

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


Rob Richmond ('15)
Assistant Professor of Finance NYU

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

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

Status Conflict in Groups, Organization Science, (2012)


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


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


See a comprehensive list of the institutions
where our graduates work


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