How to Become a Business Professor

Ever wonder what it takes to become a business school professor? To answer that question, the Haas PhD Program will host a DocNet Recruiting Forum Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Great Hall of the International House in Berkeley.

The evening will begin with a faculty and student panel, followed by a recruiting fair with 23 institutions who are members of DocNet, a consortium of business doctoral programs.

Nationwide, the number of PhDs has not kept pace with the demand for professors teaching business at the undergraduate and MBA levels. Between 2005 and 2010, business schools reported a 19 percent increase in undergraduate business degrees and a 53 percent increase in MBA degrees, according to the annual Business School Questionnaire by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. But the number of PhD graduates only increased by 7 percent during that same period.

Haas graduates about 12 PhD students each year and nearly all go on to become faculty members at colleges and universities worldwide. Fewer than 1 percent pursue careers in industry.

To learn more about the PhD DocNet Recruiting Forum and the participating universities visit