Management and Organizational Studies (Ph.D.)
Basic Degree Information/Description
The College of Business offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Management and Organizational Studies. The Ph.D. in Management and Organization Studies examines the complex relationships among individuals, groups, organizations and market systems that must be managed effectively if organizations are to survive and thrive. The program ensures that students have a solid conceptual foundation in the four primary areas of management: organizational behavior, human resource management, organization theory and strategic management. Students are required to develop in-depth expertise in one or more of these specialized areas. Students should expect to complete the program in four to five years (not including any leveling coursework that may be required).
Why a Management and Organizational Studies Ph.D.?
- Highly collaborative field.The area of management and organizational studies lies at the confluence of many social science disciplines, enabling scholars to collaborate on research with others from diverse backgrounds and impact a number of fields; e.g. organizational behavior, organizational theory, strategy, economics, operations management, psychology, social psychology, political science, and sociology.
- Practical relevance.The study of organizations and management provides opportunity for scholars to make a significant impact in how teams, businesses, communities, and government organize and function.
- One-on-one mentoring.Students work closely with faculty members in small classes, seminars, research projects and other assignments, aimed toward developing the analytical skills competencies to conduct independent quality and high-impact research.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Admission to the program is limited and competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Competitive applicants often exceed minimum requirements.
For more specific requirements, please visit the Online Graduate Catalog .
| Required Degree
||Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
| Other Degree Requirements
||Candidates who do not possess a master’s degree in a business or business-related discipline with sufficient quantitative rigor are required to complete a program consisting of a minimum of 84 semester credit hours. Candidates whose backgrounds are determined to be insufficient may be directed to take additional background or leveling courses before proceeding to the program’s required courses.
| General University Requirements
||Must meet university wide requirements.
||A completed a Graduate School application.
||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
| Resume or Curriculum Vitae
| Letters of Recommendation
||Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources familiar with the applicant’s background.
| Statement of Purpose
|| A statement of academic interests and goals for pursuing a Ph.D. in Management and Orginizational Studies.
| Test Scores
||GMAT or General GRE, not older than five years.
| Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
| International Applicants
||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
||Applicants may be asked to appear before the admissions committee for a personal interview.
Career Options Available for a Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Studies
- Private industry
Research Opportunities Available in UTSA College of Business doctoral programs
Our professors do cutting-edge research in their fields. In turn, this also helps students keep current and aware of trends/changes in the fields of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Cyber Security, Marketing, Management and Organization Studies, and Management Science and Statistics.
PhD's are generally funded with our financial package which consists of an assistantship in the form of a research or teaching assistantship with paid tuition and fees for up to four (4) years.
Course Scheduling and Offerings
The program is full-time. Students will normally be expected to enroll for nine hours each semester. Most courses will be offered during the day. Ph.D. students normally serve as a research assistant throughout the program. These experiences are an important part of the training and overall doctoral experience. It would be difficult for someone to manage both a full-time job and the doctoral program's requirements.