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Curriculum and Program Overview

Our Ph.D. program is designed to provide students with enough flexibility to discover an intellectual niche while ensuring that all students acquire general research knowledge in the broader field of management, in-depth expertise in a selected area of specialization (i.e., strategic management or organizational behavior), and competence in research methods.

Small, research-oriented doctoral seminars form the core. To round out your studies, you can select from a variety of elective seminars and courses offered by other WVU academic departments, including psychology and sociology. Coursework will be tailored to students’ specific interests to provide depth in key areas most relevant to their planned research.

Course Descriptions Major Requirements

Example Required Course List

Research methods/ Statistics 
  • MANG 709. Applied Univariate Statistics [Statistical methods 1] | STR & OB 
  • MANG 710 - Philosophy of Research | STR & OB 
  • MANG 711 - Research Methods | STR & OB 
  • MANG XX - Research Methods II (a new course to be introduced in 2021) | STR & OB 
  • Research Design and Data Analysis (PSYC 512) [Statistical methods 2] | STR & OB 
  • MANG 713 - Structural Equation Modeling | OB only 
  • Multivariate Analysis & Applied Multivariate: PSYC 612 or EDP 711 | OB only, elective for STR 
  • 2 elective courses in research methods/statistics | STR only 
Content/Theory 
  • MANG 760 - Organization Theory | STR & OB 
  • MANG 740 - Organizational Behavior - Groups and Teams (even years) | OB, elective for STR 
  • MANG 730 – Leadership (to be re-introduced in 2021) | OB, elective for STR 
  • MANG 780 - Organizational Behavior – Individuals (odd years) | OB, elective for STR 
  • MANG 770 - Strategic Management Theory (even years) | STR, elective  for OB 
  • MANG 785 - Contemporary Strategic Management (odd years) | OB, elective for STR 
  • MANG XX - Entrepreneurship (new course to be introduced in 2021) | OB, elective for STR Research 
  • MANG 797 – Research | STR & OB Dissertation 
  • MANG 798 – Dissertation | STR & OB       

Other Content courses: MANG 720 - Human Resource Management (currently not offered)

Typical Plan of Study for a Ph.D. student in Strategy

Semester 1 (Year 1-Fall) 
  1. Philosophy of Research (MANG 710) 
  2. Seminar in Strategy (MANG 770 or MANG 785) 
  3. MANG 709: Applied Univariate Statistics [Statistical methods 1]   
Semester 2 (Year 1-Spring) 
  1. Organizational Theory (MANG 760)  
  2. Seminar in OB (MANG 740 or MANG 780) 
  3. Research methods (MANG 711) 
Semester 3 (Year 2-Fall) 
  1. Seminar in Strategy (MANG 770 or MANG 785) 
  2. Research Design and Data Analysis (PSYC 512) [Statistical methods 2] 
  3. Elective course in methods/statistics   
Semester 4 (Year 2-Spring) 
  1. Entrepreneurship seminar (NEW COURSE) 
  2. Elective course in methods/statistics 
  3. Research Methods II (NEW COURSE)  

 

Typical Plan of Study for a Ph.D. student in Organizational Behavior

Semester 1 (Year 1-Fall) 
  1. Philosophy of Research (MANG 710) – 
  2. Seminar in Strategy (MANG 770 or MANG 785) 
  3. Applied Univariate Statistics (MANG 709) – [Statistical methods 1]   
Semester 2 (Year 1-Spring) 
  1. Organizational Theory (MANG 760) 
  2. Seminar in OB (MANG 740 or MANG 780) 
  3. Research methods (MANG 711) 
Semester 3 (Year 2-Fall) 
  1. Leadership seminar (MANG 730) 
  2. Research Design and Data Analysis (PSYC 512) [Statistical methods 2] 
  3. Multivariate Analysis (PSYC 612) or EDP 711   
Semester 4 (Year 2-Spring) 
  1. Seminar in OB (MANG 740 or MANG 780) 
  2. Structural Equation Modeling (MANG 713) 
  3. Research Methods II (NEW COURSE)