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The School of Management (SOM) doctoral program emphasizes research skills that are based upon a wide range of quantitative and qualitative approaches that integrate multiple disciplines and philosophies of science to prepare students for careers in academia as well as positions in the public and private sectors. The major strength of the program is the intimate learning environment that boasts a one-to-one student-faculty ratio.

In keeping with the non-departmentalized structure of SOM, the degree program emphasizes cross-functional, interdisciplinary research focusing on problems and issues relevant to management practice. Because our program is small and top-quality, applications are not accepted in all concentrations every year. When preparing your application, you should contact the department (below) to make sure your application will be accepted into the concentration that is of interest to you.

Recent doctoral graduate placements include: Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, Assistant Professor at Korea National Defense University, Assistant Professor at Ohio Northern University, Assistant Professor at Warwick University, Assistant Professor at Mercyhurst University, Assistant Professor at University of Illinois (Chicago), Assistant Professor and Director of Marketing Program at Le Moyne College.

Graduate Degrees Offered

  • PhD in Management with concentrations in:
    • Accounting (No longer offered, effective Fall 2015)
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Management Information Systems (MIS)
    • Organizational Behavior / Leadership
    • Supply Chain Management

Application Deadlines

  Fall Admission Spring Admission
PhD February 1 n/a

Admission Requirements*

The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.

To be eligible, you must have and provide:

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Complete set of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 (4.0 scale); minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale). See details.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Online graduate degree application and application fee
  • Transcripts from each college/university you have attended. MBA or MS accounting degree desirable, but does not preclude admission for exceptional applicants.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages) — must detail employment history
  • Official GMAT scores — minimum GMAT score of 600 (Note: recent program average score is 699)

And, for international applicants:

  • International Student Financial Statement form (PDF)
  • Official bank statement/proof of support
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores
    • Management PhD applicant minimum TOEFL scores:
      • 100 on the Internet-based exam
      • 600 on the paper exam
    • Management PhD applicant minimum IELTS score:
      • 7.0
    • Management PhD applicant minimum PTE Academic score: 
      • 68

*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.

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Marianne Ferry, Assistant to the Executive Education Program

Manoj Agarwal, Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean

Contact information for the coordinators of each concentration may be found on the School of Management's doctoral admissions webpage.

School of Management Doctoral Programs website

School of Management website

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Last Updated: 6/16/15