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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
Red McCombs School of Business


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Doctor of Philosophy

Facilities for Graduate Work

The McCombs School contains the physical facilities, computing systems, and research centers that support graduate work.

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Areas of Study

Students in the doctoral degree program in management concentrate in either organization science or strategic management.

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Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2004-2005.

Edward G. Anderson
Uttarayan Bagchi
John Sibley Butler
Alison Davis-Blake
Janet M. Dukerich
James Albert Fitzsimmons
James W. Fredrickson
Stephen M. Gilbert
Melissa E. Graebner
Genaro J. Gutierrez
Pamela Haunschild
Andrew D. Henderson
George P. Huber
David B. Jemison
Viswanathan Krishnan
Dovev Lavie
Kyle Lewis
Jeffrey Loewenstein
Jeffrey Martin
Stewart Miller
Douglas J. Morrice
James D. Westphal
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Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is very competitive. Decisions are based on the applicant's test scores, academic record, work experience, personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

Students must enter the program in a fall semester.

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Degree Requirements

All students must complete three core courses: Management 390 (Topic 2: Introduction to Research Methods in Management), 390 (Topic 5: Organizational Theory and Design), and 393 (Topic 2: Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management). Those who concentrate in organization science must also complete Management 390 (Topic 4: Seminar in Organizational Behavior); those in strategic management must complete either this course or another course approved by the faculty. Students must also complete at least two courses in the concentration, at least two courses outside management, at least three advanced statistics/methodology courses, and a research colloquium.

An important factor in the student's development as a scholar is participation in a faculty research project. Students generally begin this collaboration in the spring of their first year in the program; a successful project will result in a conference presentation and a journal article. The quality of the student's work on the project is a factor in judging the student's progress in the degree program.

Students take the comprehensive examination, which assesses their knowledge of research methodology and of the concentration, at the end of the second year. They then undertake dissertation research as described in chapter 3. A well-prepared student generally completes the degree in four years.

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For More Information

Campus address: College of Business Administration Building (CBA) 4.202, phone (512) 471-2622, fax (512) 471-3837; campus mail code: B6300

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Doctoral Program, Department of Management, 1 University Station B6300, Austin TX 78712



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