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Ph.D. in Management and Organization Studies
Students selecting the program in management and organizational studies examine the complex relationships among individuals, groups, organizations and market systems that must be managed effectively if organizations are to thrive in today's rapidly-changing environment.
The program ensures that students have a solid conceptual foundation in the four primary areas of management: organizational behavior, human resource management, organization theory and strategic management. Students are required to develop in-depth expertise in one or more of these specialized areas.
Degree Requirements
The program is designed primarily to train individuals to become researchers and faculty members at universities where scholarship is critical. Therefore the program focuses on the development of the knowledge and skills required to produce rigorous and impactful research.

Students will develop the necessary expertise in research methods and statistics to enable them to investigate and understand organizational activities at multiple levels of analysis and to make substantial contributions to the developing body of knowledge. Doctoral program coursework requirements include foundation courses in business (this requirement may be met by a master's degree in business or a business-related discipline); courses in statistics and research methodology; major area coursework; and electives. The college offers a doctoral seminar in teaching pedagogy to prepare students for their instructional responsibilities. Students typically complete coursework and pass their comprehensive exam within three years. Once a student has been advanced to candidacy, the remainder of the program is spent working on a dissertation and other research projects.

Program of Study
Much of the learning in the doctoral program takes place beyond the classroom--interacting with fellow students, participating in research with faculty and developing a student's own research program. Many of the courses, experiences, assistantship assignments and collaborative research activities during the first three years of the program are designed to help students develop an appropriate research agenda. Students are expected to present their work at competitive national meetings and submit their work for publication consideration as part of the doctoral experience. The doctoral program requires a full-time effort and a commitment of at least four to five years.


Management faculty are publishing in the very top journals in the field, including the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Decision Sciences, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management Studies, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods and many others.

Admission to the program is highly competitive. We admit 2-3 students once each year.

New Mexico State, Mississippi State, St. Mary's College, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Texas State University, University of Houston at Victoria, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Western Michigan University


Annual Deadline for Applying is February 1st











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