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Management Ph.D.

The Management Ph.D. program is a small, high quality, full-time, residential program designed to prepare qualified individuals for careers in scholarly research and teaching at the university level. The Management Department faculty is engaged in research in a wide range of topics in strategic management, organizational behavior, international business, and entrepreneurship.

The program of study requires the satisfactory completion of coursework, a qualifying paper, a comprehensive examination, and dissertation research. Students take courses in various management topics, research methods, and statistics. Small classes and an "open-door" policy allow for close interaction between students and faculty, with frequent opportunities to discuss ideas and collaborate on joint research projects.

Ph.D. students have ample opportunity to work closely with faculty on a one-on-one basis and become involved with their research activities. We strive for our students to gain experience presenting their work at academic conferences and publishing research articles in quality academic journals. Students also acquire teaching experience through teaching undergraduate management courses on several occasions during their time in the program.

The 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 quantitative research methods.

Management Journals

Potential applicants should read Management journals before applying to get a good grasp of the type of research we train our Ph.D. students to perform and to make sure this is the type of work they’d like to commit to doing, both in the Ph.D. program and throughout their careers.  The following is a partial list of quality journals:

  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Academy of Management Review
  • Journal of Management
  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • Personnel Psychology
  • Organizational Research Methods
  • Strategic Management Journal
  • Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Organization Science
  • Leadership Quarterly
  • Journal of International Business Studies