The Department of Management and Organizations Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management prepares students for research and teaching positions at major universities.
Management PhD Program Facts
- Full-time program (five years)
- Fields of study include organizational behavior, organizational theory and judgment/decision making
- Encompasses theories and methodologies from psychology, sociology, political science and management
- 1:2 Student to faculty ratio
Why the Doctoral Program in Management at Arizona?
Managing the modern organization requires an in-depth understanding of individual behavior, small group and team behavior and organizational structures and processes. The PhD program in Management provides training and encourages research at all three levels of analysis.
Management and Organizations faculty consistently publish in top-tier journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology. Several faculty members serve as editors of top journals and many serve on a multiple editorial boards.
Doctoral students are encouraged to participate in a variety of research topics and have access to a number of support tools, including the Decision Behavior Laboratory and an expansive subject pool. Students also enjoy a 1:2 student-to-faculty ratio, minimal teaching loads, small class sizes, a collegial atmosphere and competitive funding.
By focusing on research, doctoral students are able to successfully compete in the academic marketplace upon graduation. Based on a ranking of 2013-2017 research productivity in top-tier management journals, the Department of Management and Organizations ranks number 13 worldwide—a notable accomplishment considering the ranking is based on total publications in top-tier journals and is not adjusted for department size.
PhD students typically receive a research assistantship or associateship stipend, which starts around $25,000 per year. Students have the option to supplement their stipend by teaching a course or two during summer or winter sessions. In addition, the college covers tuition and any in-state fees in order to allow students to concentrate on developing the skills they will need to become successful academics.
Graduate students can apply for up to $1,000 in support for their dissertation projects with Department Head approval.
Management and Organizations Department PhD Alumnus and best-selling management author, Stephen Robbins, provides funding for two PhD student fellowships in organizational behavior. Each of these $10,000 fellowships were used to attract and retain outstanding PhD students.
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