The Ph.D. Program - Management
The management Ph.D. concentration in the Freeman School of Business takes a cross disciplinary approach in that students take courses in not only in management, but are also encouraged to learn in other disciplines such as psychology, sociology, and economics. Our goal is to develop students into world class scholars and educators.
Flexibility and intensity are the hallmarks of our program. The course of learning is flexible because there are few required courses. Students work with faculty to develop an individual curriculum that best meets their scholarly interests and needs. The program is intense in that it is small and students work closely with faculty through all stages of their development. In the beginning of their program, focus is placed on learning the "tools of the trade", that is, research skills and basic knowledge. This is accomplished through coursework and heavy involvement in faculty research. By the end of their second year, students become full research partners with at least one faculty member. As students progress through the program, they are mentored into developing their own scholarly interests.
Another unique feature of our Ph.D. program is that students will be involved with international scholars. The Freeman School also offers a Ph.D. program with students from Latin American Universities, with concentrations in behavioral science and finance. There are many opportunities to build relationships within the international scholar community. These opportunities include taking seminars with international students to doing research with international colleagues.