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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:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategy
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    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.

     


    Contact Information:
    Steven Whiting, Ph.D.
    Ph.D. Coordinator
    Steven.Whiting@ucf.edu
    407-823-1714
     

    RECENT RANKINGS


    8

    In the Texas A&M / University of Georgia (TAMUGA) rankings ahead of Harvard, Florida State, MIT, Stanford, Vanderbilt, California-Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Ohio State, UCLA, Minnesota and Yale

    76

    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

    6

    Overall ranking by Academic Analytics in articles per faculty, ahead of Notre Dame, Arizona State, Michigan State


    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.

    1:1

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    87%

    Student Graduation Rate

    100%

    Student Placement in Tenure-Track Positions

    TESTIMONIALS


    “UCF’s Management Ph.D. program very much prepared me to become a strong academic. Not only did I receive sufficient experience teaching, but I was able to work with amazing scholars/ mentors who did an excellent job teaching me the research process.”
    — Rebecca Greenbaum, ’09
    “The UCF Ph.D. program was extremely challenging and intellectually engaging. The faculty go to great lengths to balance rigor with a highly supportive culture.”
    – Marie Mitchell, ’06

    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.

    TOP 2%


    Faculty members—Rob Folger & Jim Combs—listed in top 2% of scientists in their discipline in the world


    EXPLORE OUR PROGRAM

     

     

    Curriculum

    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.

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