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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: A degree seeking applicant must meet university wide requirements.
- Application: A complete Graduate School application.
- Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae: A resume or curriculum vita.
- 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 Organization Studies.
- Test Scores: General GMAT or GRE, not older than five years.
- Other: Applicants may be asked to appear before the admissions committee for a personal interview.
- Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
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.