The primary objective of the PhD program in Management is to prepare candidates for careers in university research and teaching. The program of study is designed to ensure that students receive an exposure to the broad areas of Management, develop the conceptual skills and methodological tools necessary to design and conduct independent research, and develop the skills and experience necessary to teach at all levels of higher education.
The PhD program in Management usually takes four to five years. Students work on courses for the first two years, while simultaneously working with faculty on research projects. A comprehensive exam is administered at the end of the second year.
Subsequently they work on their dissertations. Students are encouraged to work on research leading to publication in scholarly journals and most of our students have co-authored publications by the time they graduate.
Management faculty work closely with doctoral students and mentor them to become excellent researchers and educators. The faculty are actively involved in research on diverse topics such as corporate governance, employee stress, strategic human resource management, business ethics and social responsibility, employee pay systems, psychological contracts, knowledge management, and organizational politics. Several faculty hold leadership positions at the Academy of Management and serve on the editorial boards of several research journals.
|Management Content Core Requirements|
The final decision about admission is made by the departmental doctoral committee. There are no minimum requirements for the GMAT/GRE or for the GPA – we take a holistic view of the applicant and a poor score on any one component can be compensated by excellence on other components.
In the past few years, the GMATs of accepted students have fallen within a range of 630 to 780 and the GPA range between 3.50 and 4.00. If you have scored less than 630 on your GMAT or less than a 85 percentile on the GRE, please try to provide evidence of excellence on other criteria (for instance a strong set of letters of recommendation or a very high GPA).