About the Strategy Area at Fuqua

The Strategy PhD program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business trains students to conduct independent research on firm strategy, with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Fuqua Strategy PhD program stresses the development of research excellence. Core to this objective is hands-on mentorship. Duke Strategy students work on collaborative research with faculty starting in their first year. Typically, students prepare a working paper by the end of their second year and a publishable paper by the end of their third year. In recent years, these papers have been published in such journals as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, American Economic Review, and Research Policy, among others. This hands-on training culminates in an independent dissertation and job market paper that is at the cutting-edge of research in strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

For more information about the Strategy Area, visit https://areas.fuqua.duke.edu/strategy. For more information about the Strategy PhD Program, visit https://areas.fuqua.duke.edu/strategy/ph-d-program.