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Business & Economics: Dissertations & Theses

Essential research tools for business and economics topics.

Access to UWM Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertation

Online (UWM Users Only): UWM faculty, students, and staff have access to available online full text of UWM doctoral dissertations (1997-current) via Dissertations & Theses @ University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Online (Unrestricted): We are also starting to publish electronic copies of dissertations online at the UWM Digital Commons site, where you will find materials from 2012 to the present.

Physical Copies: Print versions of Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations have the same circulation policies as books: UWM Staff, students, faculty and Special Permit holders may check them out; UWM owned theses and dissertations located in the general collection can be checked out with a valid UWM ID card.

Master's theses and doctoral dissertations owned by the UWM Libraries are listed in Search@UW, by author, title, and subject. Theses and dissertations done at UWM, and in the libraries' collection, are classified by a department (given a base call number) and then arranged, generally, by the author's last name.

Dissertations & Theses Global Database

Dissertations & Theses Global (formerly Dissertation Abstracts) contains provides citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day . Includes some master's theses and foreign language dissertations.

 Note:   The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.

More Options

Looking for a doctoral dissertation to which the UWM Libraries does not have access?

  • Doctoral dissertations can frequently be borrowed (usually on microfilm) from other institutions through the library's Interlibrary Loan department.
  • UWM faculty and students can purchase low-cost printed copies of doctoral dissertations through Dissertation Express