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Doctor of Philosophy in Management Science


 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

Program Information

School: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Program: Management Science

Catalog page: PhD

Other program information:

Areas of specialization include marketing, finance, accounting, information systems, and operations management.

PhD in Management Science Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Undergraduate degree with a good academic record from an accredited institution of higher learning

Test score required: Yes

GMAT test score of 600, TOEFL scores for international students

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 completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


PhD Coordinating Office
Dr. Sumit Sarkar
PhD Program Director 
800 W. Campbell Road SM33
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JSOM3.708

Possible Careers

Professor, researcher, and consultant in public and private sector. Areas include marketing, finance, accounting, information systems and operations management.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.