The Doctor of Philosophy Degree
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at Isenberg PhD program in Management, with a concentration in Sport Management, is designed to prepare students for a successful career in adacemics. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as scholarly researchers and outstanding teachers. The Department's PhD program began in 1972 and is one of the oldest of its kind in the United States. As a leader in the field, our doctoral program has long played a key role in meeting the needs for faculty members in sport management and business throughout the United States and around the world. The program's past graduates have been in great demand and often receive multiple job offers upon graduation.
A Management-School Approach
The Department is housed in the Isenberg School of Management, thus takes a "management-school" approach to the study of sport management. The foundations of our program are strongly rooted in the traditional management disciplines of marketing, organizational behavior, finance, and business law, as well as related disciplines such as economics, sociology, and psychology. In addition, the program is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to become successful scholarly researchers in their field by placing a strong emphasis on training in statistics and research methods.
"This experience has exceeded my expectations. My development in instruction has been focused and individualized. My advisor has been intimately involved with my research goals, collaborating on work and publishing projects while being a strong steward for my success. The reputation of the program has enabled me to quickly develop relationships with others in the academic field and the industry."
PhD in Management '09
MBA, Univ. of Michigan Ross School of Business '95
For more information on the PhD in Management with a concentration in Sport Management, email Dr. Janet Fink, PhD Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2012 Outstanding Doctoral Student Researcher Award and the 2012 Outstanding Doctoral Student Teacher Award went to Mark Groza. This is the first time in Isenberg history that both of these awards were given to one Doctoral candidate.
Mark is a fourth-year Sport Management student, and will be graduating with his Ph. D. this month. He already has four journal article publications, and nine refereed conference paper presentations. Congratulations to Mark for a truly outstanding research performance record!
Mark also got rave reviews from the students in the two different courses he has taught (four sections), including the often difficult-for-students Sport Finance course.