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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management

SI Edu Team
Friday, February 27, 2015
SI Edu Team
PhD in management is the highest academic degree awarded in the study of management science. A PhD degree is a doctor of philosophy which can be obtained in many areas of study, while a PhD in management is specific to the study of research questions with potential relevance to the business world. The degree was designed for those seeking academic research and teaching careers as faculty or professors in the study of management at business schools worldwide. Areas of specialization for the PhD in business often include: Accounting, Decision sciences (decision theory and decision analysis), Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics and legal studies, Finance, Health care management, Leadership, Marketing, Organizational behavior, Operations management / Operations research, Management information systems / Information technology management, Statistics and Strategy.

A PhD in management or business is often required for those interested in pursuing an academic career as a professor at a business school. Business schools often require faculty to hold a PhD and to engage in research. Business school rankings are often heavily influenced by the proportion of faculty with PhD degrees or doctorates. Research is fundamental to the integrity of a graduate level educational institution. Through research, professors gain the expertise required to teach advanced courses and to ensure that they remain current in their chosen field. Duration of this course is two years to five years.
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