Program Overview

The Post-Doctoral Bridge (PDB) program in the Hough Graduate School of Business of the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida is designed to prepare participants for teaching and research careers in business schools, and we welcome applicants who meet either one of the following qualifications:

  • non-business doctorate degree holders who received their degree from an institution whose business program is AACSB accredited.
  • non-business doctorate degree holders who currently teach at an AACSB-accredited business program.

Review the full list of AACSB accredited institutions.

AACSB Sustaining Scholarship

The Post-Doctoral Bridge program evolved from a 2003 report (“Sustaining Scholarship in Business Schools”) by AACSB's Doctoral Faculty Commission. The report concludes that in the U.S. alone there will be a shortage of approximately 2,500 business PhDs by 2012. In response to this critical faculty shortage and rising enrollments in management education, AACSB International announced its endorsement of PDB programs that prepare experienced and new doctoral faculty from academic disciplines outside of business for faculty.

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Warrington College of Business Administration
100 BRY
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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