Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Management

The Ph.D. program in Management is designed to produce graduates who can make scholarly contributions to their chosen fields. Most graduates undertake careers as researchers, scholars and teachers, in academic environments.

The doctoral program in the Scheller College of Business is intended for full-time students who will complete their entire doctoral program prior to leaving campus. Full-time residence in or near Atlanta is expected. The doctoral program is strongly research-oriented and emphasizes early and effective involvement in research, with students experiencing considerable personal attention and close interaction with faculty. The Ph.D. program complements and reflects the technological emphasis of the Institute and places considerable weight on learning outside the classroom. The tutorial model is the basic educational approach employed throughout the program.

All doctoral students take comprehensive examinations in their area of study. After successful completion of the comprehensive examination and the formal approval of their dissertation, the student becomes a candidate for the degree. On completion of the dissertation, the student must take a final oral examination as prescribed in the general regulations of the Graduate Division.

Applicants to the doctoral program in management should note that supplementary application materials are required by the College of Business in addition to those required by Georgia Tech's Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services.

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For more information, call 404.894.8722 or contact the:

Scheller College of Business Graduate Office
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30308-0520

The central goal of the Ph.D. program is to train students to perform original, independent research. The most important part of the curriculum is the successful defense of a Ph.D. Dissertation, which demonstrates this research ability. The academic requirements are designed in service of this goal.

The curriculum for the Ph.D. in Management offers seven concentration areas: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Information Technology Management, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, and Strategy & Innovation.