PhD Minor in Management


Minoring in Management and Organizations

These are the requirements for a doctoral minor for students from other departments:

  • Complete three PhD-level courses* in Management and Organizations, then write a review paper or theoretical paper on a topic to be approved by (a) a faculty member in Management & Organizations, who will serve as the minor advisor; and (b) the graduate advisor in Management & Organizations. In place of the paper, students may choose to take a minor-field written exam on content from two of the three courses.
  • Additionally, students earning doctoral degrees that are not in psychology, sociology or a similar social science field must complete MGMT 554, Field Research Methods or MGMT 600, Behavioral Science Theory & Methodology, prior to enrolling in any of the doctoral-level content courses*. This course requirement is in addition to the three required content courses. In some cases, 554 or 600 may be taken during the same semester as one of the content courses. This may be done only with the permission of the instructor and the graduate advisor in Management and Organizations.

*Students are advised to check with the graduate advisor before enrolling in courses. Not all 500 level courses are acceptable doctoral level courses.

Minor Information for Current Management PhD Students

  • 12 units (typically four courses)
  • Field and courses chosen with advice and consent of the Graduate Advisor
  • Structure of the program determined by the minor advisor
  • Written exam or paper usually required following completion of coursework
  • Field should compliment the major and enrich theoretical and methodological skills

Common Minors for Management PhD Students

  • Methods
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Economics