Management science is defined as the use of economics, behavioral science, mathematics and statistics to conduct rigorous scientific research. The PhD in Management Science degree program encompasses both theory and empirical analysis and is characterized by a high ratio of research faculty to students, which fosters close working relationships.
The program requires students to choose from one of the following areas (concentrations) of study:
The program features core and elective courses that provide students a thorough understanding of management principles. Course work incorporates a broad outlook into the study of business theory and practice. A sequence of PhD seminars exposes students to traditional and emerging research issues, and students are encouraged early in their graduate work to be involved in research projects with experienced faculty. Students quickly identify and develop research ideas and create their own research agenda.
Program: Management Science
Catalog page: PhD
Other program information:
Areas of specialization include marketing, finance, accounting, information systems, and operations management.
Degree requirements: Bachelor’s degree with a good academic record from an accredited institution of higher learning.
Test score required: Yes
A competitive GMAT score (GRE also accepted) that is less than five years old is required.
International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.
Letters of recommendation: Required
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: Applications for priority admission are due by Jan. 15 for funding consideration. University deadlines apply.
Professor; Researcher; Consultant in public and private sector. Areas include marketing, finance, accounting, information systems and operations management.
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