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PhD investment

“I have always believed that investing in future scholars is the best investment you can make,” says Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing and a generous contributor, along with wife Madhu Sheth, to Goizueta’s doctoral program. “It is very satisfying to see young minds eager to become scholars. You leave a lot of money on the table, because our MBAs make more money than our faculty. So this is something you have to be committed to.”

Through the Sheth Foundation, the couple provides supplemental support for doctoral students, awarding those who successfully pass their qualifying exams with $1,000 to support their research. In addition, Sheth runs a doctoral consortium in association with the American Marketing Association.

Sheth knows the value of financial support. He received two doctoral fellowships as a foreign graduate student. “I was refugee from Burma. I came with nothing. I would never have been able to do my doctorate otherwise,” he says.

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