The Ph.D. Advantage


Stevens is located in Hoboken, NJ, just 10 minutes from New York City by train or ferry. The proximity of the campus to industries of all flavors creates many opportunities for meaningful research and offers countless business and cultural opportunities for students. 

Research-active faculty

Faculty members hold advanced degrees in a variety of disciplines from prestigious national and international academic and research institutions. They have earned international recognition for their research and are widely published in academic journals and texts.

A network of diverse peers

While many picture doctoral study as a solitary pursuit, at Stevens, it is a highly interactive process. Our Ph.D. students make up a diverse and interesting group. They come from many different parts of the world with widely different backgrounds. Some have enrolled directly from graduate programs, while others have worked for several years or are working in industry or government agencies. This diversity enhances the learning experience and helps our students achieve academic excellence.

Skill development

Beyond the general skill development of common Ph.D. programs, which emphasize understanding and analysis, the Ph.D. program at the School of Business also fosters the ability to create and apply. Our graduates are positioned for highly competitive jobs in academia and industry.

Multidisciplinary program

The program integrates the knowledge of information systems, decision sciences and analytics, and innovation and entrepreneurship to enable our graduates to conduct creative research in any of these knowledge domains. The integration of the different knowledge areas builds on the general insight that innovative ideas evolve at the intersections of different knowledge areas. Students will be exposed to fundamental and most recent research questions of each knowledge domain.

A network of mentors

Each student works with several faculty members over the course of their studies. Together with faculty, students are able to develop their research skills, publish joint research papers and refine their dissertations.

Substantial external research funding

Faculty at the School of Business are very competitive in receiving funding for research projects. They receive an above-average amount of external research funds, enabling students to participate and work on some of the most interesting current research questions.