Angelica Leigh PhD student

PhD Program

Training the Next Generation of Top Academic Scholars

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s PhD Program is a rigorous, five-year program designed to train scholars to produce high-quality research as faculty members at top universities. We are small-sized purposely so that our key focus is close student-faculty collaboration and mentoring.

Class Profile


PhD Students




Countries Represented



A Top-Ranked Doctoral Program

Reward your initiative and tenacity with a top-ranked doctoral program that prepares you for a successful, rewarding career in academia. Develop into a research expert in any of our six areas of study, each of which will position you with career options you never may have thought possible.

Six Areas of Concentration


Accounting Taxation

Benefit from our international reputation as one of the world’s leading academic centers of innovative accounting and tax research.

Learn more

Finance and Real Estate

Conduct high-impact work to advances our understanding of economic decisions made by investors, firms and policymakers.

Learn more

Quantitative Marketing

Unlock the full value of marketing data to better understand customers and improve marketing efforts.

Learn more

Operations and Data Management

Develop into a top research scholar who is well-prepared to investigate critical problems in operations management.

Learn more
Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Use research drawn from several disciplines with a scientific approach to better understand and manage a workforce.

Learn more

Strategy, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship

Draw from economics, psychology and sociology disciplines to inform research in the strategy and entrepreneurship area.

Learn more