The Wisconsin PhD in Management and Human Resources develops scholars in the domain of management. The department’s core areas of research include organizational behavior, human resources, organization theory, entrepreneurship, and strategy. The program prepares individuals for careers in research and teaching at leading research universities. Our students achieve placements as assistant professors at top research universities.
Students in our PhD program work closely with faculty members to contribute to significant advancements in the theory and practice of management, as evidenced by our recently published journal articles. Our faculty members are renowned scholars, leaders at the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society, and editors in top scholarly journals.
The admissions process is highly competitive. Ideal candidates possess a strong academic background at the undergraduate or graduate level. A degree in business is not a prerequisite for doctoral-level study, although such a background may be helpful (students enter the PhD program with a variety of educational backgrounds).