Dean’s Message

Ken-Eastman

Welcome to the Watson Graduate School of Management website for our new and unique experience in executive development, our Ph.D. in Business for Executives program. Our Ph.D. program is designed to engage and inspire the lifelong learner who is prepared to live the aspiration to achieve the highest order of academics in business.

We believe that making a difference in the future world of business will require executives to stretch their leadership potential. Our accredited program focuses on:

  • “Evidence based” leadership, the science of new knowledge to gain competitive advantage, and
  • “Innovation driven” organizations, fundamental change leading to new business models and systemic innovative practices.

We have built a bridge between the fundamentals of academia and the new age needs of business and industry, accelerating your capabilities in the future of business leadership.

We invite you to consider the Watson Graduate School Experience. You will explore new models and methods extending your knowledgebase into new frontiers while working closely with faculty, mentors, and other brilliant cohorts. You will be inspired by some great minds in business leadership and challenged by the journey to the ultimate reward in business academia.

Dr. Ken Eastman
Dean, Spears School of Business

 

Program Directors

Ramesh Sharda, Ph.D.

Ramesh Sharda
“Welcome to the Ph.D. in Business for Executives program website. Our program will prepare leaders to be more effective consumers of business research while also making their own contributions to such research base. The program is built on the principles including fostering a collaboration, creativity and innovation culture, being boundary-less, enhancing business practice and science through action-oriented research, and a commitment to professional development. We look forward to working with you in helping you achieve these goals.”

Dr. Ramesh Sharda is the Director of the Ph.D. in Business for Executives program. He is responsible for overall operations, faculty coordination, and academic success of the program (see his bio on the Program Faculty page of this site).

 

Craig Wallace, Ph.D.

Craig Wallace
“Thank you for your interest in our Ph.D. in Business for Executives program. The executive scholar is the future business leader. Many senior level decision makers would benefit from enhanced capabilities in facilitating complex decision-making. By mastering the business literature and applied research methodologies, graduates of this one-of-a-kind Ph.D. in Business for Executives program will be able to effectively and efficiently address complex business problems, while generating an mindset of success throughout the organization.”

Dr. Craig Wallace is the Research Director for the Ph.D. in Business for Executives program. He is responsible for candidate screening, admissions, and research progress of the students in the program (see his bio on the Program Faculty page of this site).