Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship

February 24 – 25, 2022

Explore the possibility of a PhD in business.

This two-day program seeks to attract a diverse group of promising undergraduate students and introduce them to business research at the doctoral level. Created in 2012, IDDEAS is funded by Wharton Doctoral Programs and the Office of the Dean of the Wharton School. The goal of this program is to support and encourage student and faculty diversity.

Ideal candidates for IDDEAS Scholars are current college sophomores, juniors, or seniors with strong quantitative skills and academic records. Candidates must provide a strong academic recommendation from an advisor or faculty member knowledgeable about their experience or interest in research and/or teaching.

IDDEAS Scholars have gone on to enter top business doctoral programs including Emory University, Harvard, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Duke University, INSEAD, University of Indiana and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

IDDEAS is also hosted at IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth , IDDEAS@Stanford, and IDDEAS@MITSloan. 

IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth will be held October 21-22, 2021.

2022 IDDEAS@Wharton Application Now Open

The application for 2022 IDDEAS@Wharton is now open. The deadline to apply and submit all materials is Friday, December 3, 2021.

IDDEAS is also hosted at IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth , IDDEAS@Stanford, and IDDEAS@MITSloan. 

The Details


  • Learn about doctoral-level research.
  • Gain advice about graduate school opportunities and insights on the application process.
  • Discuss careers in university teaching and research.
  • Take a master class from world-renowned Wharton faculty.


Our two-day agenda gives you many opportunities to meet and interact with current doctoral students and faculty.

See what life as a PhD student looks like and get a 360 view of business research at the doctoral level.

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Thursday, February 24 – Friday, February 25, 2022


2022 IDDEAS@Wharton will be held virtually.

“I loved my experience at IDDEAS! It helped me decide I wanted to pursue academic economics. I am looking forward to beginning graduate school at the University of Oxford next fall!”

-2015 IDDEAS Scholar

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Have Questions?

Get in touch with Maggie Saia, Associate Director of Wharton Doctoral Programs

Phone: 215.898.4878