Management PhD Program

The Lundquist College of Business Doctoral Program in Management trains students to become researchers and educators in strategic management with a focus on technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.

Students have unsurpassed intellectual freedom. Our faculty is open-minded to the pursuit of novel research questions, approaches, and contexts. We do demand that our students create sound theoretical arguments, gather unique datasets, analyze them rigorously, and consider managerial implications. We expect and enable our students to make a real contribution through both publishing and teaching.

Management PhD Program Coordinator
Associate Professor Chris Liu


Program Requirements

Our program requires 17 courses, including five (5) graduate-level courses in statistics and/or research methodology, six (6) graduate-level courses in behavioral sciences (e.g., sociology, psychology, or economics), and four (4) management doctoral seminars. To advance to candidacy, students must also write a conceptual paper and an empirical paper. Upon passing comprehensive examinations, typically the summer after the second year, students begin working on their dissertation in close consultation with faculty mentors.

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Representative Doctoral Seminars

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Causal Inference—Methods
  • Organization Theory and Strategy Seminar
  • Networks and Institutions
  • Management Theory: Economic Perspectives on Strategy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research Methods in Organizations
  • Seminar in Strategic Management