The Remarkable Success Story of the PhD Project

The PhD Project was founded in 1994 with the goal of bringing more blacks and other minorities into the faculty ranks in American business schools. The organization informs and educates minorities about all aspects of a business doctoral program and provides a nurturing support network for minorities once they have enrolled in a business doctoral program of study.

The PhD Project has a large group of corporate sponsors who fund the group’s efforts and partnering universities that recruit minority students who joined the project.

The PhD project has been a remarkable success story. Since its inception 14 years ago, the number of minority professors at U.S. business schools has more than tripled from 294 to 903. There are currently another 400 minority students in the Ph.D. pipeline in business disciplines.