Dive deeper into your field of study by working under the guidance of a designated faculty member for the duration of the program.
The dedicated track is a new option for predoctoral scholars to apply to a fixed project assignment to get more experience before to applying to a PhD program. Dedicated research assistantship will allow you to build closer relationships with individual faculty and contribute to a specific research agenda or project in your chosen area of interest within business research.
Differing from the rotational model of the standard track, the dedicated track is a fixed project assignment, where you apply directly to one specific project with a faculty member. You will spend 40 hours per week on research assistantship for the project.
Over the course of two years, you will typically work on the same project with the same faculty for the entire program. You will initially be assigned to this project for the first year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
In a fixed project assignment, you will work closely and build a meaningful mentorship relationship with the same faculty over two years. Your faculty mentor will provide instruction on the techniques required and advising for fellows — not just on research projects, but also on choosing courses to complement your interests, about PhD programs, and beyond.
This focused, fixed project assignment allows you to dive deeper into your research project and area of interest. Since you work with the same faculty for two years, they will come to know you and work well, making them a wonderful mentor who could speak to your abilities and potential for scholarly work.
Both the standard and dedicated tracks of this program will help prepare you to be a successful PhD applicant and student. While working directly alongside faculty and gaining this unique academic research experience, you also become part of our world-class research community.