Isenberg aims to produce scholars who want to teach and conduct research related to the management of organizations.
Application materials can be obtained directly from the UMass Graduate School. When all materials have been submitted to the Graduate School, they are forwarded to the director of the doctoral program at the School of Management. A committee of faculty members reviews the applicant's file and makes recommendations for admission to the director. Final recommendations are made by the director and forwarded to the Graduate School.
All prospective students are strongly encouraged to visit the campus and meet with the director of the doctoral program, faculty members, and current PhD. students in the candidate's major field of interest. The best time to schedule an interview is October through March. Admission is in the fall semester only. Students may, however, take courses before entering the program, and transfer up to six credit hours of such course work toward the degree.