The mission of the Ph.D. program in Management is to produce individuals who shape both the academic profession and the practice of management through their excellence in research, teaching, and service.
The program involves the study of organizations, the roles of individuals and groups who participate in them, and the larger social and economic context in which organizations operate. With a wide range of rich topics, research in these fields frequently builds on contributions of diverse disciplines from sociology, psychology, and communications, to economics, political science, anthropology, and decision theory.
The program focuses on establishing a solid conceptual and methodological foundation that graduates can build on throughout their careers and give you the foundation you will need to be well-positioned in the global marketplace. The vast majority of the program experiences are designed to develop the students' research abilities, and to prepare them to communicate that research to a variety of audiences.
The demand for skilled educators is strong, and doctoral graduates from The University of Texas at Austin have enjoyed considerable placement success over the years.
If you aspire to a career as a management educator and researcher, a doctoral degree from the Texas McCombs Department of Management will give you the foundation for success.
Our application deadline for Management is December 15th.
Areas of Specialization
The doctoral program in Management provides an opportunity for specialized study in one or more of the following areas:
Encompasses a wide variety of topics at the individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis. Current faculty research interests include but are not limited to:
- individual and group responses to ethical dilemmas in organizations
- gender wage gap
- cultures in organizations and work/family issues
- psychological attachments between individuals and organizations
- organizational adaptability and learning
Concerned with the role and problems of general managers, studied from the perspective of those managers. General managers are, in turn, those individuals responsible for entire businesses or multifunctional business units. Examples of major topics studied in this area include but are not limited to:
- strategy formulation and implementation
- strategic decision processes
- competitive strategy
- industry analysis
- selection and behavior of general managers
- the composition and processes of top management teams