The Ph.D. program in Management at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale is a four year, full-time program that prepares students to be creative researchers and teachers for positions in colleges and universities in the US and internationally. The bulk of the coursework is completed in the first two years with continuing research and the dissertation during the last two years. The program provides students with a solid foundation in management, organizational behavior, and strategic management. Together with these research-based seminars, students may also be exposed to areas of entrepreneurship, organization theory, leadership and motivation, operations management, and social networks. A critical component of our doctoral program in Management also includes courses in statistics and research methods.
Students work very closely with faculty in Management. This relationship includes working on research projects that Management faculty are engaged in. Additionally, students will develop their own research questions and topics that in turn will evolve into projects involving faculty and perhaps other doctoral students as well. Typically, students will attend regional and national professional meetings during which they will present research projects. In general, students will have at least one published journal article prior to beginning their dissertation.
Faculty in Management are recognized for their research throughout the world. They have published in top-tier journals including Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Operations Management, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Journal of Social Psychology,Journal of Business Research, Psychological Review, International Journal of Production Economics, and Journal of Strategic Information Systems, to name but a few.
An integral part of our doctoral program includes students having primary responsibility for teaching at the undergraduate level. Students will learn teaching strategies and techniques as a teaching assistant working closely with a faculty member, and will continue in a mentoring relationship when they move to take primary responsibility for courses in (for example) principles of management, human resources, etc. during their second year in the program.
The Ph.D. program in the College of Business at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 9AACSB). It is small with generally four students admitted every other year. This provides the students with opportunities to become knowledgeable researchers and effective classroom teachers while working with world renowned faculty leading to successful academic careers at colleges and universities.
Listed below are the current sequence of courses taken in the program.
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|1st Year||BA 545a Foundations in Organizational Studies
BA 574a Advanced Research
QUAN 507 Multiple Regression
|BA 545b Advances in Organizational Behavior
BA 574b Advanced Research Methods II
BA 575 Seminar in Multivariate Statistics
|2nd Year||BA 545d Advances in Strategic Management
BA 547a Foundations in Operations Management
QUAN 508 Experimental Design
|BA 545e Special Topics in Organizational Behavior*
BA 545g Special Topics in Strategic Management*
BA 547d Special Topics in POM
|3rd Year||BA 600 Dissertation||BA 600 Dissertation|
|4th Year||BA 600 Dissertation||BA 600 Dissertation|
* Subject to change with faculty
Listed below are a few examples of recent graduates from the Ph.D. Program in the Department of Management:
Class of 2017
Class of 2016
Class of 2014
Class of 2013
Jennifer Franczak - The Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University
Will Drover - University of Oklahoma
Class of 2012