PhD Curriculum

The PhD program in Management consists of 16 graduate-level course units: 7 units of management seminars (6 theory and 1 research methods), two additional units of research methods (e.g., MGMT 970; SOC 530, 611, 612 or 613; EDUC 771 or 880; MKTG 967), a 2 unit statistics sequence (e.g., STATS 500/501 or 520/521), 2 units of courses in social science theory (e.g., Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Government, History, Communications, …), and 3 units of free electives, as well as the dissertation. Up to 3 units of free electives can be waived by related graduate-level coursework from another institution. In addition to the dissertation, students are also required to complete a research paper. Teaching skills are developed through the requirement of leading two recitation sections of our introductory undergraduate course. Doctoral students are also expected to participate actively in department colloquia.

All students are required to take 3 Management courses in the first year (2 core foundations courses and 1 research methods course):

MGMT 900 - Economic Foundations of Research in Management
MGMT 933 - Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Research in Management
MGMT 953 - Research Methods

Subfield Specializations - Students must take at least four credit units from the half-unit subfield specializations:

MGMT 918 - Personnel Economics A (0.5 cu)
MGMT 919 - Personnel Economics B (0.5 cu)
MGMT 925 - Seminar in Corporate Strategy (0.5 cu)
MGMT 926 - Corporate Transactions & Strategy (0.5 cu)
MGMT 935 - Network Theory & Applications (0.5 cu)
MGMT 937 - Entrepreneurship Research Seminar (0.5 cu)
MGMT 938 - Family Business Research (0.5 cu)
MGMT 951 - Seminar in Micro-Organizational Behavior (0.5 cu)
MGMT 952 - Seminar in Macro-Organizational Behavior (0.5 cu)
MGMT 955 - Foundations in Multinational Management (0.5 cu)
MGMT 957 - Seminar in Emotions in Organizations (0.5 cu)
MGMT 958 - Advanced Topics in Macro-Organizational Theory (0.5 cu)
MGMT 959 - Seminar in Multinational Management (0.5 cu)
MGMT 960 - Institutions and Multinational Management (0.5 cu)
MGMT 961 - Advanced Topics in Micro-Organizational Behavior (0.5 cu)