Ph.D. in Business Administration Management


Application Requirements

Admission is open to all qualified individuals who hold bachelor’s and/or graduate degrees. The review process includes an assessment of the following factors:

  • Accredited academic degrees
  • GMAT and/or GRE scores, and more

Application Deadlines

  • December 15: Early application deadline
  • February 15: Applications close

Completion of a formal application is required of all individuals seeking admission to Graduate Studies.

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For help with your application, or to learn more about our program, contact the program coordinator, Joel Koopman.



Program Tracks

Candidates can elect to focus their studies in one of the following areas:

  • Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management focuses on the study of human behavior in complex social systems (organizations).
  • Strategic Management focuses on the roles and problems of top management teams and strategy formulation and implementation.

Structural Overview

The Mays Business School has a five-year limit to its PhD program.

  • 64 semester hours required beyond a master’s degree
  • 96 semester hours required beyond a bachelor’s degree.

Students and/or their advisory committees may schedule work beyond these minimums

Program Information

The PhD in Business Administration – Management curriculum contains coursework in to the following areas:

  • Foundation requirements
  • Major field and concentrations
  • PhD electives
  • Economics
  • Examinations
  • Dissertation Research


Career Placement

Professional organizations regularly conduct placement activities specifically for doctoral students. Professional associations such as the Academy of Management help students achieve success in these areas.

Work with Exceptional Faculty

  • Our faculty include fellows of the Academy of Management (AOM), AOM Board of Governors, Presidents of AOM, Editors and Associate Editors of AOM journals, and AOM division chairs
  • Our faculty also hold similar honors and positions in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Academy of International Business (AIB), and the Strategic Management Society (SMS)

Student Publications

Barrick, M.R., Swider, B.W. & Stewart, G.L. (in press). Initial evaluations in the interview: Relationships with subsequent interviewer evaluations and employment offers. Journal of Applied Psychology.



Graduate assistantships are competitive with other top-ranked universities’ and awarded on a competitive basis.

Additional financial aid Information is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid.


“I had many opportunities to work with the finest scholars in the field..”

-Sandy Wayne '87