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Business, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #8 (ARWU) , NY,
Columbia University offers an intensive Business PhD program for those individuals interested in pursuing a career in research and/or teaching. Our rigorous program prepares students to move on to careers that help shape new business ideas and practices and influence future generations of business leaders.

About

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business is offered at Columbia University.

Throughout the program, students become familiar with research methods and the literature of their major fields through research projects and directed reading.

Doctoral candidates begin the program mastering basic research tools by studying subjects such as economics, behavioral science, and quantitative methods, in addition to completing coursework and examinations in their major field of study. The completion of coursework and qualifying examinations typically requires two to three years.

Teaching methods

The research phase begins as early as the first year, when students serve as research assistants, and continues throughout their time at the School. Students gradually become more involved in the design and execution of research and, by the end of the second year, some have produced papers suitable for publication, often as coauthor with a faculty member.

The later years of the program are dedicated to original research and the creation of a dissertation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Specializations include:

  • Accounting
  • Finance and Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Application Requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Application Fee
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (International Applicants Only)
  • References
  • Essay
  • Resume or CV

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

All applicants who apply to the Columbia Business School Doctoral Program are considered for merit-based fellowships and tuition. There is no separate financial aid application. Candidates selected for the Doctoral Program in most cases receive merit-based fellowships covering tuition and school expenses, including a stipend for living expenses.

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