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        Success in Academia Starts Here

        Our PhD in Business, Management prepares you for a successful career in academia. You’ll gain the depth of knowledge and skills required to conduct quality research. Earn the chance to share those findings at scholarly conferences and top-tier journals. You’ll become well-versed in strategy formulation, organizational behavior, experimental design, leadership, and more, positioning you for career success.

        Choose Your Specialization

        We offer three areas of specialization:

        • Entrepreneurship
        • Human Resource and/or Organizational Behavior
        • Strategic Management

        During your first two years in the program, you will take seminars on both micro and macro topics before focusing on the one that interests you the most.


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        Apply for the PhD in Business, Management program

        We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are hardworking and passionate about research. Begin your application today to become a student of the nationally ranked Harbert College of Business.


        Why Choose a PhD in Business from the Harbert College of Business?

        Collaborate with Well-Published Faculty

        Management faculty frequently partner with students to conduct quality research. They'll prepare you to make meaningful contributions to the management research field. Recent collaborations have yielded publications in top-tier management journals. Journals like Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of Operations Management.

        Look Forward to Your Career

        Our alumni have held or currently hold faculty positions at Louisiana State University (LSU), Mississippi State University, Oklahoma State University, Syracuse University, Texas Christian University (TCU), Texas Tech University, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Missouri, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

        Program Overview


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        Expert Educators

        Meet the faculty who will guide you throughout your PhD in Business, Management.

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        Tuition & Financial Assistance

        Find out how much it costs to earn your degree and how financial assistance can help.

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