The Ph.D. in Business Administration has three concentrations within the Department of Management:
- Organizational Studies (OS)
- Production Operations Management (POM)
- Management Information Systems (MIS)
The program prepares students for careers as creative researchers and teachers by providing thorough preparation in both the theory and practice of business administration with emphases in OS, POM, and MIS. The curriculum emphasizes and develops the rigorous analytical skills needed to make significant contributions in these fields. Doctoral students can work in many areas of current expertise of the faculty. These include the following: OS - organizational behavior, organization theory, strategic management, social networks, leadership, motivation, and organizational change; POM - operations strategy, quality management, supply chain management, lean manufacturing, and service operations; and MIS - group support systems, intelligent agents, human/computer interaction, MIS and the legal environment, and electronic commerce.
The objective of the Ph.D. in Business Administration is primarily to develop scholars with an ability to teach and conduct independent research in colleges and universities. Listed below are a few examples of recent graduates from the Ph.D. Program in the Department of Management and links to their faculty profiles at their current employers:
Class of 2014
Class of 2013
Class of 2012
Class of 2011
Class of 2010
Class of 2009
For more information about the Business Administration PhD in Management, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. John Pearson, at 618/453-7802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.