Doctorate in Business Administration option in Management
The management PhD option in business administration has the flexibility to structure
programs based on your individual interests. You can choose organizational behavior
or strategic management with two minors. One minor of your choice and a minor in research
methods. Training in research methods emphasizes research design and quantitative methods.
Our PhD program offers the opportunity to work closely with faculty members who are
nationally and internationally recognized for professional and scholarly accomplishment.
The OSU PhD program is rigorous and selection is limited to well-qualified individuals,
which allows us to create an environment necessary for the successful training of
our PhD students.
The PhD program requires 60 credit hours of coursework.
15 hours of coursework will be chosen by the student, in conjunction with a faculty
committee, to support the individual student’s specific interests and needs.
Students may choose to focus on organizational behavior or strategic management.
17tenure track faculty members
in the Department of Management.
Research and Faculty
Recent OSU graduates are employed by the University of Florida, University of Georgia,
University of Mississippi, Texas Tech University, Baylor University, University of
Arkansas and Pennsylvania State University among others.
Management research productivity climbs
“We focus on these journals because they are the industry standard. During
this five-year period, our faculty produced 17 publications placing us first in the
Big 12 and outpacing larger schools like the University of Texas in Austin and Texas
- Dr. James Pappas, head of the Department of Management
OSU is a Research-Extensive University, and graduate students play a vital role in
its teaching, research and outreach missions. Doctoral students help finance their
graduate education at OSU through employment as Graduate Research Assistants/Associates