Wharton's PhD program in Management is flexible and interdisciplinary, applying social science theory and research methods to management problems. It offers specializations in Entrepreneurship, Human and Social Capital, Multinational Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory, and Strategy.
The faculty has a broad range of interests ranging from the behavior of individuals, teams and groups to organizational strategy of multinational firms. Major areas of faculty research currently include: new venture formation, growth, and corporate entrepreneurship; human resources and competitiveness; emotions, identity, creativity and motivation; political and social influence strategies; technology adoption, diffusion, and transfer within and across organizations; and organizational learning and adaptation.
Each student draws on the faculty's diverse expertise and varied interests to develop a program uniquely suited to his or her interests frequently spanning the formal specializations noted above. The program encourages students to gain research experience by working closely with multiple faculty on a variety of projects beginning with a research assistantship assignment in the first year. Recent placements include Boston University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, the Harvard Business School, IE Business School, International Graduate School of Management (IESE), INSEAD, London Business School, National University of Singapore, New York University, Purdue University, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of South Carolina, University of Southern California, University of Texas-Austin and Washington University in St. Louis.
Students are provided with full financial support, including tuition and a stipend. More »