Ph.D. in Business Administration (Management)

The dynamic and growing College of Business offers a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Management), with cutting-edge management training in theoretical foundations and quantitative methods in basic and applied research. The program offers concentrations in organizational behavior, strategy, entrepreneurship, and behavioral decision making. The program also emphasizes interdisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with other disciplines such as economics, psychology, sociology, social psychology and neuroscience.

Faculty research specialties include:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Ethics
  • Strategy
  • Game Theory
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Behavioral Finance

  • What can I do with a Ph.D in Business Administration (Management)?

    The program will train graduates to be competitive in pursuing careers in academia and industry. The academic jobs that graduates could pursue include becoming professors or positions in social science research centers and laboratories. Jobs prospects in industry would include opportunities with management consultants, executive level positions, survey firms, training and organizational development departments, and human resource managers among others.

  • Is funding available?

    Doctoral students typically receive a research or teaching assistantship stipend. The stipend provides a competitive salary and a tuition waiver. Advanced students can supplement their stipend and gain valuable teaching experience by teaching a course or two during summer or winter sessions. 

    The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships is available to meet with any students needing information on federal- and state-based financial aid programs. For additional information on funding for graduate students, learn what funding is available through the Graduate School as well as external funding opportunities.

  • How do I apply?

    All completed applications received by February 1 will be given full consideration. Review the admissions page for application and admission procedures.

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