The Post-Doctoral Bridge (PDB) program in the Hough Graduate School of Business of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida is designed to prepare participants for teaching and research careers in business schools.



In just five months, you can attain Scholarly Academics (SA) status and find a faculty position anywhere in the world!

Pursue one of the following two tracks:

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Marketing & Management

One weekend per month for five months (March–June) at the Hough Graduate School of Business in Gainesville, FL.

Starting salaries by discipline, 2016-’17

Source: 2016-2017 AACSB International Salary Survey. Amount given in the U.S. currency and based on nine-month academic year at a AACSB-accredited schools.

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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 concluded that in the U.S. alone there would 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.