Ph.D. in Business Administration (Management)

From the Director of the Management PhD Program

James Sundali headshotWith warm wishes, welcome!  Our Ph.D. program in Management offers cutting edge training in basic and applied research.  If you are condering a career in academia, we offer an interdisciplinary program with faculty members engaged in research in many management areas including organizational behavior, strategic management, human resources management, entrepreneurship, leadership, careers, business ethics, judgment and decision making, behavioral economics, behavioral finance and game theory.  I encourage you to take a look at our faculty webpages to more fully investigate our research interests.  If a career teaching and inspiring the next generation of business students and publishing in premier journals drives you, I encourage you to get in touch and apply.

James Sundali
Director of Ph.D. in Business Administration, Management Program

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.

Ph.D. in Business Administration (Management) from the University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno is Nevada’s land-grant institution and currently enrolls more than 22,000 students. As of 2019, UNR was chosen as one of just 130 universities to receive the classification as an R1 institution — “very high research activity” — by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This designation is reserved for doctoral-granting universities with exceptional levels of research activity. In 2020, the University also reached the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement, becoming one of only 119 institutions in the country so honored. These designations indicate that the University of Nevada, Reno is not only a great place to pursue a research career, but also presents opportunities to connect with local organizations and community members in research endeavors and outreach. 

The AACSB-accredited the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business has over 3,000 undergraduate majors and 380 graduate and MBA students. The College of Business is consistently recognized among the best by the Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Reports. The College maintains a collegial and collaborative work environment and is one of the strongest units at the University. Within the College of Business, the Management Department houses a multidisciplinary faculty in areas such as human resource management, organizational behavior, judgment and decision making, strategy, and entrepreneurship. 

The Reno-Tahoe area also offers many living advantages. This area is a vast region of high desert, valleys, lakes, and tree-covered mountain tops, with world-class outdoor recreation areas. The region has an active art/cultural scene, a budding entrepreneurial focus, and a rapidly diversifying economy. Reno is a short drive from beautiful Lake Tahoe, offering a mix of urban life and outdoor beauty.

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