At Olin, we believe that great strategy PhD candidates have a fundamental drive to impact business practice. Our students, like our faculty, have diverse undergraduate training, including economics, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics. We strongly promote interdisciplinary and collaborative research among doctoral students and faculty across business disciplines and with other areas and schools at Washington University

Anne Marie Knott on teaching and research at Olin.

In our program, strategy is studied at both the firm and individual levels – examining how organizations create and capture value, which arises from differing strategies, organizational designs, and environmental conditions. While firm performance is observed at the market level, the microfoundations of this performance lie in the behavior and organization of individuals and resources within the firm. The organization of these factors influences performance in innovation, firm structure, and human productivity.

Learn more about our Strategy curriculum.