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 PhD programs in business schools can take many forms. Business research can take a highly quantitative approach – as in the case of  business economics, accounting, or finance – or use qualitative methods such as ethnography. Research methods could include experiments,​ interviews, or the analysis of large datasets. What unites these disparate approaches is A) the connection between the research and the practice of doing business and B) that most PhD graduates intend to become faculty members at business schools. PhD programs in business schools can take many forms. Business research can take a highly quantitative approach – as in the case of  business economics, accounting, or finance – or use qualitative methods such as ethnography. Research methods could include experiments,​ interviews, or the analysis of large datasets. What unites these disparate approaches is A) the connection between the research and the practice of doing business and B) that most PhD graduates intend to become faculty members at business schools.
  
-If you have just started considering a PhD in business, you should seek to gather as much information as you can about what this career path entails and the degree to which it suits your interests and goals. This guide is a good start, but you may also consider attending a [[http://​businessdocnet.com/​|DocNet]] fair where you can meet with and learn from business school admissions staff. If you are a member of an underrepresented minority, you should also look into the [[https://​www.phdproject.org/​|PHD Project,]] which is an excellent resource for learning about the profession and connecting to mentors. +If you have just started considering a PhD in business, you should seek to gather as much information as you can about what this career path entails and the degree to which it suits your interests and goals. This guide is a good start, but you may also consider attending a [[http://​businessdocnet.com/​|DocNet]] fair where you can meet with and learn from business school admissions staff. If you are a member of an underrepresented minority, you should also look into the [[https://​www.phdproject.org/​|PHD Project,]] which is an excellent resource for learning about the profession and connecting to mentors. ​Members of underrepresented minorities may also be interested in the IDDEAS (Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship) program, which is hosted annually at business schools such as MIT Sloan, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, and Stanford GSB. It is a two-day immersion program that introduces undergraduate students to business research at the doctoral level, academic careers, and provides insights on the application process. ​
 ==== How does being a business school professor compare to other careers?​==== ==== How does being a business school professor compare to other careers?​====
 To begin, it’s important to understand what areas of a career matter to you – whether they be income, autonomy, ​ impact, etc. It’s clear that there are many benefits to a life as a business school professor – but also serious drawbacks. ​ To begin, it’s important to understand what areas of a career matter to you – whether they be income, autonomy, ​ impact, etc. It’s clear that there are many benefits to a life as a business school professor – but also serious drawbacks. ​