The Department of Management offers a PhD program in the following areas: Operations Management, Organizational Behavior and Strategy/International Business. Our research in these areas brings together relevant concepts, skills and techniques from many disciplines to blend theory and research into the development of effective strategies for managers. The goal in each of these areas is to better manage business processes and organizations to achieve the greatest competitive advantage.
Program Description for Organizational Behavior Concentration
The PhD Program specialization in Organizational Behavior prepares new professionals for distinguished academic careers at major universities through intensive coursework and individualized mentoring. Students work closely with nationally and internationally known senior and junior faculty on active research projects that are targeted toward the top-tier academic journals in the field.
A typical student in Organizational Behavior would take the following core courses in Year 1: Statistics I and II, Research Methods, Social Psychology and Small Group Theory. In addition, students would be expected to take independent studies with faculty mentors, as well as classes in allied disciplines such as management science, psychology, sociology, and statistics.
Although training is in the broad discipline of Organizational Behavior, research emphasis is especially placed on leadership, power and influence, and research methods — areas in which the faculty are particularly strong and well-known. Students will be immersed in established faculty research programs from their first day on campus and will be expected to develop their own area(s) of special competence prior to graduation. Attention will also be paid to the development of student skills in allied areas (such as teaching), the purpose of which is to produce a fully developed new professional who achieves success at the highest levels of the profession.
Faculty in the Organizational Behavior area have successfully published their work in all the top-tier journals in the field, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Administrative Science Quarterly and Psychological Bulletin, among others. Our faculty commonly present at a number of professional association annual meetings and have won numerous “Best Paper” awards at these meetings. Our faculty also serve as members of the editorial review boards of some of the most prestigious journals in the field.