Texas Tech University

Ph.D. in Business Administration, Concentration in Management

The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management at the Rawls College of Business prides itself on taking a collaborative approach to education by fostering a positive and inclusive learning community that values diverse and innovative thoughts. The faculty is committed to helping each Ph.D. student become a researcher capable of conducting and publishing original research in the top-tier of the profession. Because doctoral students come to learn the craft of professorship, our research education focus, combined with our collaborative and diverse learning philosophy, creates an environment suitable for high achievement.

Ph.D. students can expect to research with some of the very best in their chosen specialty within the field of management. Faculty members are recognized both nationally and internationally for their research, an accomplishment reflected in the university's recent designation as a National Research University. Working with faculty, Ph.D. students have published articles in top management journals such as Family Business Review, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, The Leadership Quarterly and Strategic Management Journal.

The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management  also encourages students to submit research to a variety of academic conferences. As part of a student support package, annual travel stipends are available to help students take advantage of conference opportunities both domestically and abroad. Each student engaged in approved research conference activity is automatically funded for one major national or international conference such as the Academy of Management Annual Meeting and for one regional conference such as the Southern Management Association Annual Conference. Additional funding is possible through individual faculty sponsorship, the Rawls College of Business and Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Our program has a limited number of funded assistantships with stipends comparable to many peer institutions. It is a full-time program and has a highly-competitive admissions process. Admissions are based on a range of criteria including past GPA, quality of essays written in the application process, GMAT score (required) and a student's potential fit within the Rawls learning environment, which is assessed by Admissions Committee members in a variety of ways (e.g. interviews, review of your CV, student's learning goals, demonstrated past performance, availability of faculty to work with a student, etc.). Eligibility information regarding applications, transferability and other pertinent admissions information is found on the Graduate School website. The evaluation of applications for admission follows our receipt of a completed application. New cohorts are scheduled to begin every Fall semester.

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