Throughout your academic experience, you will receive guidance from a faculty advisor. Each entering Ph.D. student is assigned a general advisor from the major department. This faculty member consults with the student on program requirements, course selection, and the development of an appropriate degree plan.
Ph.D. students are encouraged to network with a variety of faculty members in the major department. This will inform the student’s selection (with the concurrence of the department) of an appropriate faculty advisor to supervise the dissertation.
The close working relationship between a doctoral student and his or her dissertation advisor is crucial to the student’s success—both in completing the dissertation and identifying possible tenure-track positions upon graduation. Through these relationships with Ph.D. candidates, faculty members develop the next generation of leading business scholars. It is a responsibility they take very seriously.