PhD Program


At the Trulaske College of Business, we train researchers and instructors who will go on to make a difference in fiscal policy and business practices as well as in the lives of future generations in business. The program is rigorous and dynamic, combining a strong analytical focus with the flexibility to tailor your studies to the topics that interest you.

Accountancy Finance*
Management* Marketing*

We prepare you

The Trulaske College of Business doctoral programs at Mizzou prepare graduates for careers as effective university researchers and teachers or for senior research positions in business or government. And we’re pretty good at it. In fact, our students have 100% placement after graduation. To this end, coursework involves research activities such as literature review and critique, theoretical modeling, research design, computer-assisted empirical analysis, and preparation of proposals and research papers.

Most PhD candidates are provided the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in their specialty area. In addition, students are expected to participate in national and regional academic conferences and are encouraged to work with faculty in developing individual research and teaching skills. PhD candidates can concentrate their studies on Accountancy, Finance, Marketing, and Management. The programs are designed for students wishing to pursue full-time PhD study.  Online options are not available.

Work with top faculty

The faculty at Mizzou are composed of dedicated scholars who are active researchers and are committed to doctoral education. The size of the program allows for a high level of interaction between doctoral students and their advisors. Faculty members have doctoral degrees from such leading universities as Northwestern University, Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Colorado, Ohio State University and the University of Texas.

*PhD awarded as Business Administration with respective concentration area.

PhD Placements

Our doctoral students undergo rigorous training in research methods and theoretical foundations throughout their time in our program.  They also receive valuable experience and mentoring support towards developing a solid teaching capability beginning in year three. Our placement rates are very high, with graduates of our program traditionally hired by universities around the country and internationally.  The map below illustrates where our doctoral graduates have been placed between 2008 and 2022. 

Image: Map with all PhD Alumni placement locations

Placement locations of Trulaske PhD alumni between 2008 and 2022.