Who does well in the Johnson program?
Self-motivated, creative doctoral students who are comfortable taking an active hand in their course of study tend to do better in our program than do those who prefer a prescribed structure. In addition, since we grant financial support in the form of research assistantships rather than teaching assistantships, our doctoral candidates are typically those interested in pursuing careers as faculty in major universities, rather than those planning to teach in small liberal-arts colleges.
Who should apply?
We do not require that you hold a degree in business; we're very interested in those with a strong undergraduate background in economics, mathematics, engineering, sociology, psychology, or physical sciences. Our personalized program builds upon the foundation of valuable skills that you've established by study in these fields. Our admission decision is based on test scores (typical GMAT of over 700), letters of recommendation, and academic records. Once you are accepted and participating in the program, we work hard to ensure that you successfully complete your degree.