PhD Programs

Fall 2023 incoming PhD Students

The PhD programs at The Ohio State University build on a tradition of excellence in scholarship within Fisher College of Business - a tradition that provides you with perspective, expertise, and skills necessary to reshape the business world.

The greatest strength of the program is Fisher's top faculty, and their emphasis on research and teaching. The facilities and resources of The Ohio State University campus enhance the doctoral experience. Another strength is Fisher's proximity to the corporate headquarters of a variety of businesses within the technology, service, and manufacturing sectors. Our involvement with the business community in Columbus which offers extensive access to research sites and senior executives.

Fisher strategically manages the size of its PhD program through careful analysis of market and budgetary conditions and other factors. The result is a small and efficient, high quality program. If you seek to develop your talents and pursue academic inquiry of the highest quality, we invite you to explore doctoral study at Fisher College of Business.

Tuition & Funding

All admitted students into any of the Fisher PhD programs are fully funded, including a stipend and tuition costs. Funding is available for four to six years, at the discretion of each academic department.

Applicants to any of Fisher's PhD programs do not need to do anything to be considered for funding - if an applicant is admitted, s/he is funded. The funding may come in many different forms, such as fellowships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, supplemental grants or a variety of other methods.

Funding is commonly made through teaching assistantships, Graduate Teaching Associates or research assistantships, Graduate Research Associates. These positions may involve teaching, assisting faculty in research, and/or administrative activities.

Do you have questions about Fisher's PhD programs?

Contact Administrative Manager, Amy Weisbach, at or 614-688-2991.

Specializations for the PhD in Business Administration:

Degree ProgramAcademic Unit
700 Fisher Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
Contact: Robyn Scholl


International Business Strategy / Entrepreneurship 

Human Resources/Organizational Behavior  

Management and Human Resources
700 Fisher Hall
Columbus, OH 43210

International Business and Strategy/Entrepreneurship contact: Mona Makhija

Human Resource Management and  Organizational Behavior contact: Hun Lee               

 Human Resources/Organizational Behavior will not be  accepting applications for Fall 2025                                                                                      


Operations ManagementOperations and Business Analytics
600 Fisher Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
Contact: Ken Boyer





Marketing & Logistics
500 Fisher Hall
Columbus, OH 43210

Logistics contact: Xiang (Sean) Wan

Marketing contact: Rebecca Reczek  

PhD in Accounting and MIS:

Degree ProgramAcademic Unit
Accounting and MIS

Accounting & Management
Information Systems
400 Fisher Hall
Columbus, OH 43210

Contact: Andrew Van Buskirk