Message from the Coordinator
Our program provides students with strong grounding in organization and management studies, as well as in the current developments and controversies surrounding organizations and their management. Our goal is to develop outstanding researchers who make substantive contributions to scholarship and to place them in research institutions.
The doctoral program is successful because it offers:
- World-class faculty who are active researchers with visibility in the field’s top journals
- Cooperative and stimulating intellectual climate that supports individual scholarly development
- Individual attention from faculty that allows students to collaborate with faculty
- Rigorous coursework that equips students with the intellectual tools to investigate meaningful questions
- Exposure to eminent research faculty from around the world for research talks and campus visits
We welcome applications from intellectually curious, academically oriented individuals.
Berthiaume Chaired Professor of Leadership
Students generally complete a PhD in Organization Studies within 4-5 years. Students must take 45 credits of coursework, building foundational knowledge in Organization Studies and Research Methods before taking advanced courses. The program includes a summer paper and first year portfolio, a colloquium, a comprehensive examination, a 2-year teaching requirement and a dissertation.
Sample of our required organization studies courses:
- Conceptual Found. of Org. Behavior & Theory
- Statistical Inference I
- Research Methods
- Organization & Admin. Theory
- Qualitative Research
- Theory & Research in Organization Behavior
Prior electives have included seminars on leadership and empowerment and international organizational behavior; other electives or independent studies are offered depending on faculty availability and student interest.
YEAR 1: Coursework, including foundational courses; Summer paper; Colloquium; First Year Portfolio
YEAR 2: Coursework, including core courses, research electives and minor area courses; Colloquium; Comprehensive exam
YEAR 3: Additional coursework as needed; Development of dissertation proposal; Teaching
YEAR 4: Dissertation; Teaching