The Iowa State University Business and Technology PhD program is a full-time residential program. The program will focus on theory development and testing in areas relating to the management of five critical resources of any organization.
The PhD program is among the first inter-disciplinary programs in business in the country. Although companies have adopted an integrated, inter-disciplinary stance, most PhD programs around the country are traditional in nature, focusing instead on functional areas of business.
While its primary focus is inter-disciplinary, our program also facilitates students to obtain specialized knowledge in one of the traditional functional areas of business such as marketing, management, operations, and logistics.