Wharton Stories: Interdisciplinary

Pursuing a joint degree in marketing and psychology, doctoral student Arthur Lee has also plugged in to a “rare network” that bridges neuroscience and business through Wharton’s Neuroscience Initiative.

How This Doctoral Student Is Exploring the Nexus Between Business and Brain Science

Assistant Professor of Management Samir Nurmohamed talks about the conversation that led him to become a business professor and how he brings both research and rap into the classroom.

Prof. Samir Nurmohamed on Teaching at Wharton and the Best Advice He Received During His Education

Second-year doctoral student Esther Uduehi, president of the Wharton Society for the Advancement of Women in Business Academia, talks about life as a PhD student.

Building Community and Connection with Women in Business Academia

The Wharton Innovation Doctoral Symposium will bring together doctoral students from different business-related disciplines and different parts of the world to discuss their developing research constructively.

New Doctoral Symposium to Increase Dialogue on Innovation Research

“Because Wharton is very welcome to the idea of students taking courses and collaborating with professors outside of their core department, I have been able to make great relationships with professors and students across both of those disciplines.”

Interdisciplinary Collaboration Attracted This CDC Researcher to Wharton’s PhD Program

“My work experiences really help me pull out examples of concepts that people can connect with, and also allow me to speak about the messiness and complexity of life in organizations, which can’t be ignored when thinking about how to apply textbook strategies to the real world.”

How This Tech Manager Transitioned from Research Consumer to Research Producer in Wharton’s PhD Program

“There is a pipeline problem in business academia: more women tend to drop out of the program, or choose a non-academic career. At some point we realized, we wanted to make sure that other generations had access to this kind of a group, because it was so instrumental to our success.”

How This PhD Student Took Advantage of Wharton’s Resources and Created a New Pipeline for Women in Academia

“The program gives me access to the resources I need to gain proficiency in other disciplines in addition to ethics so that I can understand the ethically relevant features of the environment upon which my research focuses.”

Why This PhD Student Chose to Study Business Ethics at Wharton

“By working with great professors, I can see firsthand how it all works, what they do day-to-day, and model myself after them.”

PhD Student Talks About the Diverse Skill Set You Need to Become a Professor

“The advantage here is the access to excellent faculty and the fact that there is a department specializing in my field of interest. You have a tight group of top faculty and students within Wharton, but you can go outside and get other perspectives.”

Faculty Expertise in Housing Economics Attracted This PhD Student to Wharton