About Our Program

At Johnson at Cornell University, we prepare our PhD candidates to lead in this dynamic intellectual landscape.

Our doctoral program is geared primarily toward highly motivated, self-directed individuals interested in a career in university teaching and research. The majority of graduates pursue the scholarly advancement of their fields at top business schools. Current starting salaries range from $150,000 to $200,000, and the demand is strong: Johnson graduates typically choose from several offers at major universities.

The Johnson doctoral program combines the best of theory and practice, building on a three-pronged foundation: