Doctoral Programs

A Ph.D. in Business Administration from the GW School of Business (GWSB) is designed to prepare you for a successful career as a scholar at a leading research university. At GWSB, we believe in excellence in both research and teaching — and we'll prepare you to excel in both disciplines.

Because we're situated in the heart of the nation’s capital, the unique advantages to pursuing your doctorate at GWSB include access to regulators such as the SEC, the PCAOB and the World Bank, data hubs such as the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and area conferences such as the PCAOB/Journal of Accounting Research auditing conference.

Our program is challenging, but also supportive and collegial. Students develop close working relationships that will continue throughout their careers. With several areas of focus available, the Ph.D. program at the GW School of Business will put you on the right path to success.

Areas of Focus

graphic - Decision Sciences Department

Decision Sciences

Lead Professor: Refik Soyer

Please note: the Decision Sciences program will not be accepting applications for the Fall 2019 admission cycle.

graphic - Finance Department


Lead Professor: Brian Henderson
Lead Professor: Şenay Ağca

Please note: the Finance program will not be accepting applications for the Fall 2019 admission cycle.


Doctoral Students

Our doctoral students page contains resources for doctoral students, such as dissertation help and publishing tips, as well as doctoral student profiles and information about the Doctoral Student Association at GWSB.

Visit the Doctoral Students page