Message from the Director

The School of Business offers a unique Ph.D. program to complement its position as an innovative business school within a leading technology university. The Ph.D. program is interdisciplinary, with a blend of three different knowledge domains — innovation and entrepreneurship, information systems, and decision sciences and analytics — focused on the creation and augmentation of technology-driven innovation in business. 

Faculty at Stevens are deeply committed to academic excellence, and prepare Ph.D. students to conduct creative research related to current, relevant management issues in private and public organizations. That's a hallmark of Stevens, which recognizes the need not only to do relevant research, but also to ensure it has an impact at companies and organizations that rely upon our thought leaders to help them understand and manage technology in the workplace. 

This program also puts an emphasis on developing the skills to create and apply, in addition to the more traditional skills set of understanding and analysis. This helps students who have completed the Ph.D. program to be prepared to independently envision and conduct creative research, enabling them to join the faculty of leading academic institutions or to take high-level positions in industry that require analytical thinking and technology-related creativity.

Please contact me if I can provide further information to you about our unique program.


Thomas G. Lechler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
Director, Ph.D. Program