SHAPING THE WORLD OF ENTERPRISE
The Ph.D. program in Management prepares students to positively impact the academic profession and the practice of management through excellence in research, teaching, and service.
Your Future In Accounting
LEADING MANAGEMENT THOUGHTOur faculty publish in the most prestigious academic journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. Members serve on the editorial boards of these journals, and some have editorial leadership positions. A unique strength of the department is its breadth of expertise.
ACADEMIC LIFE AT McCOMBS
MENTORSHIP AND PRACTICEStudents are prepared to combine rigorous theories with robust research methodologies to advance current thinking about management issues facing organizations, including entrepreneurial ventures and established companies. A distinctive feature of the program is the many opportunities it offers Ph.D. students to learn directly from the department’s world-class faculty.
THE WORLD NEEDS YOUThe demand for skilled educators is strong, and doctoral graduates in management from the University of Texas at Austin have enjoyed considerable placement success over the years. If you aspire to a career as a management educator and researcher, a doctoral degree from Texas McCombs will give you a strong foundation for success.
The application deadline for the Management Doctoral Program is December 15th.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Management research frequently builds on contributions of diverse disciplines from psychology, economics, and sociology to communications, political science, and anthropology. Through research collaborations with our faculty, students have the opportunity to expand their understanding of management and build knowledge in related disciplines.
Encompasses a wide variety of topics at the individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis. Current faculty research interests include but are not limited to:
- ethical decision making, ethical dilemmas in organizations
- culture and community in groups and organizations
- emotions, identity, and creativity
- organizational identification processes
- cultures in organizations and work/family issues
- organizational adaptability and learning
- virtual communities
Strategy research focuses primarily on firm conduct and firm performance. It comprises both theories explaining reasons that some firms achieve sustainable superior performance and theories that focus on firm boundaries and firm growth. Significant areas of faculty research currently include:
- corporate strategy, mergers, acquisitions, and alliances
- competitive strategy
- technology strategy and innovation
- technology entrepreneurship
- organizational learning and adaptation
- business platforms and ecosystems
- corporate governance and strategic leadership
The diversity of rich topics pursued in both the Organization Science and the Strategic Management areas are also reflected in a wide range of methodologies, ranging from lab experiments, to field surveys, to qualitative analysis of evidence from the field, to the latest advances in econometric analysis of large-scale quantitative datasets, to quasi field experiments.
Students in the program have the opportunity to develop deep expertise in a variety of research methods. Students take several research methods courses taught by management faculty and are strongly encouraged to supplement their training with advanced methods courses in economics, psychology, and sociology.
Our program emphasizes early and continued involvement in collaborative research projects with faculty, which is essential for students to develop mastery in research methodologies.
GET READY TO APPLY
PREPARATION AND QUALIFICATIONSThe Texas McCombs Management doctoral program assumes that students have taken advanced courses to establish a reasonable mathematics, statistics, and economics background. Adequate computer programming skills are necessary for coursework. Prospective applicants are required to hold a four-year bachelor's degree (a formal degree in the area of study is not required) or equivalent before starting
The primary goal of the Texas McCombs Ph.D. program is to prepare students for exceptional academic careers. Over the last five years, McCombs Management Ph.D. alumni have excelled at top institutions globally.
Recent Graduate Placements
Sae Lee | 2020 | China Europe International Business School
Andrea C. Marquez | 2020 | University of Texas, San Antonio
Benjamin Dow | 2019 | Washington University
Natalie Longmire | 2019 | Tulane University
Julie Sharek | 2019 | University of Central Florida
Santosh Srinivas | 2019 | HEC Paris
Wei Yang | 2019 | George Mason University
Suho Han | 2018 | Syracuse University
Niranjan Janardhanan | 2018 | London School of Economics
Seung-Hwan Jeong | 2018 | Georgia State University
Yurianna Kimmons | 2018 | Oklahoma State University
Christina Kyprianou | 2016 | Clemson University