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Research and Insights

We know your research interests will shift as you progress through the program, and our faculty is ready to support you as those interests come into focus.

Joint Publications Between McCombs Faculty and Ph.D. Student

An integral component of the Ph.D. program is that it either advances the current understanding of an important topic or offers practical applications that improve the way people do business. Once you become a McCombs School of Business Ph.D. student, you are a researcher. McCombs fosters research collaborations between faculty and Ph.D. students starting immediately in your first year and continuing throughout your tenure in the doctoral program and your academic career.

McCombs Research and Faculty

McCombs' collaborative approach fuels research that is dynamic, innovative, and inclusive. We are home to one of the most productive and well-regarded research facilities in the world. Texas McCombs ranked #12 in the 2019 UT Dallas worldwide business school rankings based on publications in top academic journals.

Centers and Initiatives

At the McCombs School of Business, our strong academic departments are bolstered by 21 preeminent research centers and initiatives, giving you access to experts and the highest quality business research, theory, and policy in areas such as e-commerce and healthcare to energy and business ethics.

Behavioral Labs

McCombs School Behavioral Research Laboratory is designed to facilitate leading-edge research on issues that affect individual or organizational performance. The lab is staffed by a Coordinator, IT specialist, and a team of undergraduate assistants.

McCombs Databases

McCombs has access to a wide range of subscription databases to enable your research. The Texas Federal Statistical Research Data Center also offers Texas McCombs researchers access to non-public federal datasets. Additionally, through our collaboration with industry partners, our Ph.D. students have unique access to company data.

University of Texas Libraries

University of Texas Libraries System is home to the fifth-largest academic library system in the United States, with a world-class collection of books, journals, films, digital resources, and databases. The Business Librarian serves as liaison to McCombs, providing Ph.D. students with research assistance and instruction.

Cross-disciplinary Research

Our faculty’s diverse research allows you the freedom and encouragement to collaborate with top researchers across disciplines - not just at McCombs, but across the university.

Outside McCombs’ walls, you will find unprecedented opportunities to collaborate with top faculty at other schools in allied disciplines such as economics, engineering, psychology, sociology, mathematics, and computer science to augment their research interests.


The Texas McCombs Doctoral Program is seeking individuals who are interested in transforming the global marketplace. Are you one of these future thought leaders?