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Cornell University’s ILR School: A world leader in Organizational Workplace Studies

Cornell University is among the world’s most prestigious research universities, and its ILR School provides a unique, multidisciplinary environment in which to pursue graduate work studying organizations.  Cornell ILR focuses on the world of work, with doctoral programs not only in OB, but also related fields such as human resources, dispute resolution and labor relations, and social statistics.  ILR OB students and faculty often work closely with major organizational scholars in other areas of Cornell as well, including Johnson Graduate School of Management, the School of Hotel Administration, and the Departments of Sociology and Psychology.

Why Cornell’s Organizational Behavior Ph.D. Program?

  • Unmatched program breadth and depth
  • Access to top scholars
  • Guaranteed full funding
  • Academic careers at top-notch universities

Recent OB Graduates Have Received Offers and Taken Faculty Positions at the Following Institutions:

  • Harvard University, Harvard Business School
  • London Business School
  • McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
  • New York University, Stern School of Business
  • National University of Singapore, Business School
  • University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business
  • University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration
  • University of Maryland, Smith School of Business
  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School

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Alumni Perspective

“I am extremely fortunate to be an alumnus of the OB program in ILR. The faculty are highly respected and at the cutting edge of their research areas. They place a premium on training doctoral students. Personally, I have always felt supported by the entire faculty, and they have been instrumental in preparing me for life as an assistant professor.”

— Michelle Duguid, Assistant Professor, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis (OB Ph.D. 2008)

"The ILR School was an ideal place for me to pursue my multi-faceted interests. While a PhD student, I took advantage of learning, research, and teaching opportunities that stretched across campus. I consider such opportunities invaluable to any student of work and organizations."

— Brandon Lee, Assistant Professor, London Business School (OB Ph.D. 2007)

Contact Information

For more information on Cornell's Ph.D. in Organization Behavior program, please contact:
Pamela Tolbert
Chair, Organizational Behavior Department
ILR School, Cornell University
Ph: (607) 255-9527