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Preparing students to become leading researchers in the field of Management.
The Ph.D. in Management equips our scholars with understanding the current approaches of explaining and investigating management processes and facilitating research projects aimed at contributing new insights to the Management field. Students work alongside leading faculty in a collaborative environment and are provided outstanding resources and support by the College of Business and the Department of Management.
Students choose from one of four areas of concentration:
Ph.D. candidates develop expertise in their field of study and are prepared to contribute to the research, education and service mission of the Management discipline.
Steven Whiting, Ph.D.
In research for the entire field of management for the last five years in the Texas A&M / University of Georgia (TAMUGA) rankings
In the world by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for 2020, tying UCF with UCLA, Dartmouth, HEC Paris, Arizona, Oxford, Notre Dame, Virginia and Wisconsin
Overall ranking by Academic Analytics in articles per faculty, ahead of Notre Dame, Arizona State, Michigan State
Top five in the world for entrepreneurship research according to TCU Global University Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings
At the University of Central Florida, you’ll work with top tier faculty at a leading research institution located in the heart of the Sunshine State.
Student Graduation Rate
Student Placement in Tenure-Track Positions
— Rebecca Greenbaum, ’09
– Marie Mitchell, ’06
— Regan Stevenson ’16
Dr. Marshall Schminke, BB&T Professor of Business Ethics, is a 2021 Pegasus Professor, the highest honor that can be awarded to faculty at UCF. He is a first generation-college student who has left an impact on the world of business ethics.
OUR FACULTY AND PROGRAM
Our faculty rank among the most productive in the country and are actively involved in the leadership of the field’s premier professional associations and journals.
Faculty members—Rob Folger & Jim Combs—listed in top 2% of scientists in their discipline in the world
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
Maureen Ambrose, Ph.D.Gordon J. Barnett Professor of Business Ethics, Management
Lynn Becker, Ed.D.Associate Instructor, Management
John Bush, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Management
Craig Crossley, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Management
Robert Folger, Ph.D.Distinguished Alumni Endowed Professor Emeritus in Business Ethics
Dana Joseph, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Management
Ron Piccolo, Ph.D.Galloway Professor, Management
Alex Rubenstein, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Management
Marshall Schminke, Ph.D.BB&T Professor of Business Ethics, Management
Shannon Taylor, Ph.D.Professor, Management
Steven Whiting, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Management
Our organizational behavior and human resources faculty examine:
- Abusive Supervision
- Organizational Citizenship Behavior
- Organizational Fairness/Justice
- Performance Evaluation
- Voice Behavior
- Workplace Deviance
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Dane Blevins, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Management
James Combs, Ph.D.Della Phillips Martha Schenck Chair of American Private Enterprise and Professor of Management
Cameron Ford, Ph. D.Associate Professor, Management;
Founding Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and StarterLab
Director, UCF Blackstone LaunchPad
Jeff Gish, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Management
Tang Wang, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Management
Our strategy and entrepreneurship faculty examine:
- Corporate Governance
- Executive Compensation
- Family Business
- Social Entrepreneurship
The Management track of the Business Administration PhD program requires 72 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. Students must meet prerequisite requirements of 18 credit hours, and then complete 18 credit hours of management core courses, 6 credit hours of a minor/support area, 12 credit hours of research methods/tools courses, 3 credit hours of electives, and 15 credit hours of dissertation.
Please note: The Ph.D. in Management accepts applications every other year.