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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration – Management

Faculty working with Students: 17
Students: 12
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 83.33%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10
Campus:
  • Pullman: Yes
Tests required:
  • 600 GMAT Minimum score
  • 7.5 IELTS Minimum score
  • 90 MELAB Minimum score
  • 62 Pearson Minimum score
  • 580 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 92-93 TOEFLI Minimum score

Degree Description:

The PhD in Management requires an understanding of the content of management and the ability to conduct scientific research using tools of statistical analysis and research design. As such, the course of study requires a battery of management courses as well as a group of research design and statistics courses. The degree normally takes four years to complete and involves taking courses, developing an area (2nd-year) paper, passing a comprehensive exam, and the completion of a doctoral dissertation. Candidates who are able to defend their dissertation proposal before the fourth year are afforded a fifth year of support (if desired).

Admission Requirements:

A minimum admissions index score of 1250 is required to be considered for admission. The index is based on the formula GPA x 200 + GMAT (and a TOEFL of 580 for ESL students). There is not a minimum GMAT score requirement. However, successful candidates typically exceed 600.

 

We prefer the GMAT, but we do accept the GRE test as a substitute. In either case, the exam must have been taken within 5 years of the time of application to WSU. A GMAT conversion will be applied to the GRE score submitted by applicants who take the GRE in lieu of the GMAT. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) provides a conversion chart. The converted GRE score will then be applied to the Carson College of Business admissions index score in the same manner as a standard GMAT score.

GMAT score report code 09D-TL-81 Pearson Test of English score report code: 8Z2-GT-38

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1.  Develop a comprehensive knowledge of theory and methods used in their chosen field and related disciplines.
  2.  A College of Business PhD graduate who has comprehensive knowledge of the theory and methods will be able to:
    •  Demonstrate an understanding of the content in their chosen field and related disciplines.
    •  Demonstrate an understanding of research methods applicable to their chosen field and related disciplines
  3.  Execute quality research.
  4.  A College of Business PhD graduate who can execute quality research will be able to plan, organize, design, construct, and execute research to assess/test research questions and/or  hypotheses.
  5.  Effectively communicate research.
  6.  A College of Business PhD graduate who can effectively communicate will be able to write and present research.
  7.  Be effective teachers.
  8.  A College of Business PhD graduate who is an effective teacher will be able to deliver course content effectively.

Student Opportunities:

Conference funding is generally available for students presenting a paper if the budget allows for it.

Career Opportunities:

  • University Professor
  • Industry Consultant

Career Placements:

  • Oregon State University
  • Illinois State University
  • University of North Texas
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Peking University, China
  • Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
  • Wichita State University
  • University of Alaska, Anchorage

Faculty Members:

Allison, Thomas, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Bravo, Jesus, Ph.D.

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Research Interests

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Butterfield, Ken, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

His current research focuses on the management of ethics, moral awareness, and restorative justice in the workplace

Carter, Michelle Suzanne, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

IT identity, IT adoption and use, and IS management

Crossler, Robert E., Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Information privacy and information security

Curry, Michael, Ph.D.

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Research Interests

1. IS Security
2. Socio-Technical Individual Differences
3. Operational Success and IT Effectiveness

Featherman, Mauricio, Ph.D.

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Goodstein, Jerry, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Joshi, K. D., Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Kuhn, Kristine

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Lahiri, Amrita, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Entrepreneurial firms with a focus on strategic management of resources and innovation. Her recent research has investigated ways in which a start-up’s past influences its future strategy and performance trajectory. She will teach strategic management and entrepreneurship courses. She earned her doctorate in strategic management at the University of Washington.

Rose, Gregory, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Currently working on research projects involving innovation theory, organizational learning, IT project management, and global issues in IT. Prior work includes HCI, e-Government, and e-Commerce. Experience with both qualitative and quantitative research

Sahaym, Arvin, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Real-world phenomena at the interface of Management and Organization, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Saylors, Rohny, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Sheppard, Leah

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Tripp, Tom, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Organizational Justice
Workplace Conflict (including revenge and forgiveness)
Negotiations

Warnick, Benjamin, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Entrepreneurial passion, hobbies/leisure, motivation, social entrepreneurship

Contact Information:

Arvin Sahaym
Todd 437E
Pullman, WA 99164
509-335-6365