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Gain the vision, expertise and training necessary to become a leading business scholar at a major research institution.

As a Tier One research university, the doctoral program offerings at Michigan State cover a wide gamut of disciplines and offer excellent resources for meaningful research. The learning environment in Ph.D. programs at the Broad College of Business is both collegial and supportive. Faculty serve as mentors and will include you in their research, which is making a difference for decision-makers and leaders in the global business community. Many of our former students have become renowned scholars and teachers in their chosen fields at top universities around the country.

Research Prestige

#1
in Supply Chain Management Publications in Empirically Focused Journals
(Supply Chain Management Journal List, 2019)

#1
in B2B Marketing Research Productivity
(Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 2019)

#4
in Management Research Productivity among Public Universities (5-Year Total)
(Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity, 2018)

#5
in Managerial Accounting Research (Last 12 Years of Publications)
(Brigham Young University accounting research rankings, 2018)

12th
Most Cited Marketing Department in the World
(University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, 2014)

Top 20
in Accounting Research (Over All Years Reviewed)
(Brigham Young University accounting research rankings, 2018)

Department of Accounting and Information Systems

This competitive Ph.D. program prepares doctoral candidates to become productive researchers and educators at top research universities. Specializations include audit, financial accounting, managerial accounting and tax.

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Department of Finance

Research areas cover all major areas of finance including corporate and behavioral finance, contracting and asset pricing.

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Department of Accounting and Information Systems

Prepares scholars to become innovative and productive information systems researchers. Doctoral students work with ITM faculty who are nationally renowned for their publications, editorial positions, research grant funding and information systems community leadership.

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Department of Supply Chain Management

Links traditional areas of logistics research with topics including demand management and forecasting, logistics operations and modeling, logistics strategy and relationship management.

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Department of Management

Includes specializations in organizational behavior, strategic management and human resource management.

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Department of Marketing

Focuses on marketing strategy and topics including brand and new product management, relationship marketing and corporate strategy.

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Department of Supply Chain Management

Specializations in either operations management or sourcing management, with research focusing on empirical analysis, theory development, new product development and sustainability.

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Research @ Broad


How empowerment initiatives can help — and harm — employees 
MSU research shows effective empowerment initiatives depend on the management style of the person implementing them.
MSU research exposes discrimination against Black women with natural hair 
Research from Broad’s management department reveals how today’s professional standards perpetuate racial bias.
MSU research will be first to explore ‘leadership as event management’ 
Broad management professor receives U.S. Army Research Institute grant that could alter our understanding of leadership.