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Career Placement

Wharton prepares you to become an academic leader. Our PhD graduates have gone on to excel at leading academic institutions, research centers, and enterprises around the globe.

Working with Wharton’s faculty, you are trained in the practices of rigorous research. You learn how to frame questions from a multi-disciplinary perspective through exposure to the broadest range of business knowledge. This breadth and depth of thinking yields new ideas, and scholars who break new ground in their selected area of research.

You leave Wharton ready to contribute meaningfully to your field, typically having published with your faculty mentors prior to graduation. Most Wharton doctoral graduates take positions at leading academic institutions, and many alumni continue working with their Wharton mentors and colleagues, returning to Wharton for conferences and colloquia throughout their careers.

Student Placements

Here’s a list of placements, by program and year of graduation, over the past 10 years:

Accounting

2017

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rutgers Business School

2016

Chinese University of Hong Kong

2015

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

2014

University of Southern California

2012

University of California, Los Angeles

2011

Northwestern University

2010

New York University
Ohio State University

2008

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ohio State University
University of Chicago

2007

University of Chicago

2006

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Northwestern University

Applied Economics

2018

Michigan State
Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Post-doc at Chicago Booth)
London School of Economics

2017

Microsoft Research
NERA Economic Consulting
University of Colorado, Boulder

2016

Econ One
Harvard Business School
National Taiwan University
Nuna Health
Toulouse School of Economics
University of California, Merced

2015

Baruch College
Clemson University
Northwestern University
Putnam Investments
Research Affiliates

2014

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Duke University
Indiana University
University of Delaware
University of Wisconsin, Madison

2013

Berkeley Research Group
University of Michigan
U.S. Treasury Department
Sungkyunkwan University, SKK GSB

Note: The Applied Economics program was created in Fall 2008 and, therefore, has placed students beginning 2013.

Ethics & Legal Studies

2017

Pepperdine University, California
Santa Clara University, California

2014

George Washington University

2013

University of St. Thomas

2012

Carnegie Mellon University

2011

Higher School of Economics

2010

University of Notre Dame

2008

University of St. Thomas

Finance

2017

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
Tulane University, Freeman School of Business
Citadel
AQR Capital Management

2016

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2015

Boston College
Cornell University
Federal Reserve Board
Michigan State University
Ohio State University
University of Houston

2014

Google
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Delaware
University of Minnesota
University of Oxford

2013

Google
University of Delaware

2012

Mingshi Investment Management
Peking University
Southern Methodist University

2011

Carnegie Mellon University
University of British Columbia
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Rochester
University of Wisconsin, Madison

2010

Cornell University
Getulio Vargas Foundation
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Southern Methodist University
University of Southern California

2009

New York University
University of Florida

2008

Cornerstone Research
KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
University of Iowa
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2007

Aalto University School of Economics
University of California, San Diego

2006

Federal Reserve Board

Health Care Management & Economics

2017

Harvard Business School
New York University
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center
Analysis Group

2016

University of Virginia
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
RAND Corporation
University of Pittsburgh
Analysis Group

2015

Indiana University Bloomington
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
US Department of Health and Human Services

2014

Asian Development Bank
RAND Corporation

2013

RAND Corporation

2011

Cornell Medical School
RAND Corporation
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Urban Institute

2010

RAND-UCLA (Joint Post-Doc)
San Diego State University
Temple University, Fox Business School

2009

Columbia University
Peking University
Urban Institute
US Army Medical Department Telehealth Office

2008

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

2007

Massachusetts General Hospital

2006

University of Missouri
University of Porto, Faculty of Economics

Management

2017

George Washington University
University of Texas, Austin

2016

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Sungkyunkwan University

2015

Cornell University
Stanford University

2014

University of Texas, Austin
University of Wisconsin, Madison

2013

IESE Business School, Barcelona Campus
University of LUISS (Rome)

2012

INSEAD
Purdue University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Carolina
University of Texas, Austin

2011

George Washington University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Washington, Bothell

2010

Georgia State University
Moscow School of Management, SKLOKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies
Nanyang Business School
Rutgers University

2009

George Washington University
Harvard University
INSEAD
University of Maryland, Smith School of Business
University of Minnesota, Carlson School
Washington University, St. Louis

2008

New York University
University of Hartford

2007

Instituto De Empresa
University of Michigan

2006

Brigham Young University
Florida International University
National University of Singapore
New York Department of Economics
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Marketing

2017

Washington University in St. Louis

2016

HEC, Paris
New York University, Stern School of Business

2015

Texas A&M University
Washington University in St. Louis

2014

London Business School

2012

Dartmouth College
University of Maryland (Post-Doc)

2011

Auburn University

2010

University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
Yonsei University

2009

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ohio State University
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Texas, San Antonio

2008

City University of New York
George Mason University
New York University

2007

University of Maryland, College Park

2006

Brigham Young University
Duke University
North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill
Tilburg University
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Operations, Information Management & Decision Processes

2017

Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

2016

Indiana University
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut

2015

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC
Carnegie Mellon University

2014

University of Utah
University of Wisconsin-Madison

2013

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard University
University of South Carolina
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business

2012

Carnegie Mellon
Duke University
McGill University
McKinsey & Co
Northwestern University
Southern Methodist University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Michigan

2011

University of Washington

2010

New York University
University of California, Berkeley

2008

Carnegie Mellon University
Emory University
London Business School
New York University
Stanford University

2007

Columbia University
INSEAD
Michigan State University

2006

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Statistics

2017

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
Emory University
Rutgers University
Citadel
Air Liquide

2016

INSEAD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
University of Vienna
DV01

2015

CLVmetrics
IBM
Stanford University

2014

Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Queens College
Rice University
Walmart Labs

2013

Columbia University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Yahoo Labs

2012

The Climate Corporation
Credit Suisse
Rutgers University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2011

Krossover Intelligence
Stanford University

2010

Northwestern University
US Census Bureau

2009

Harvard University
Princeton University
University of Pennsylvania

2008

London School of Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007

Colombia University, Earth Institute (Post-Doc)

2006

Yale University