On average students take five years to complete the program.
No, the Ph.D. program requires full-time attendance in person. In addition to coursework, students actively engage in research.
The average GMAT score for accepted students this year was 702. Typically, competitive test scores are at least in the 50th percentile in the verbal and quantitative sections. The average four-year undergraduate GPA was 3.33. Other factors such as letters of recommendation, prior experience and the applicant’s statement of goals are taken into consideration.
All accepted applicants typically receive a tuition waiver and stipend.
Departments accept an average of two to five students per year. Some areas of study do not accept students each year. Please check with the Ph.D. program office for a list of programs that currently are accepting students.
- business process innovation
- computer information systems
- international business (This is a specialization that can be added to a larger area of study.)
- managerial sciences
The following managerial sciences specializations are available:
- organizational behavior and human resources
- real estate
- risk management & insurance
The majority of our graduates become tenure-track, research-oriented professors at universities.
Recent placements include:
- HEC Montreal
- Lehigh University
- Michigan State University
- Pepperdine University
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Denver
- University of Toledo
- Washington and Lee University
Our Ph.D. program prepares students to do research and teaching at the university level. A student whose main goal is outside academia probably should consider a specialized master’s program.
Incoming students take seminars in methodology and statistics as well as their area of study during their first two years. Some departments have a third year of coursework. Students are required to pass a comprehensive exam, and once it is passed, students devote their time to the development of their dissertation. Both the dissertation proposal and the final dissertation product must be defended orally before a group of faculty and students. Additional requirements vary by department.