Doctor of Philosophy in Management Science

Curriculum

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:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management

The program features core and elective courses that provide students a thorough understanding of management principles. Coursework incorporates a broad outlook into the study of business theory and practice while providing flexibility that enables students to pursue their interests. 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.

Career Options

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: professor, researcher, public or private-sector consultant.

Program Information

Areas of concentration include:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Research

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A bachelor's degree from an institution in the United States, or its equivalent (all majors are considered).

Test score required: Yes

Competitive GMAT (GRE also accepted) performance based on a score that is less than five years old.

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: 3

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

Personal essay outlining academic interests and goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.