The Ph.D. in Management is a rigorous four-to-five year program preparing students for careers in management and higher education. Students enter into a research-oriented program producing top-level business professionals and educators. The mission of the doctoral program in Management is to advance the careers of students with research and teaching skills who can continue the creation, verification, application, and dissemination of knowledge to academic colleagues, future generations of students and business professionals.

The Ph.D. Program in Management faculty supports students interested in:

  • Business and Managerial Communication
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Human Resources
  • Employee Well-Being
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Person-Organizational Fit
  • Strategic Human Capital
  • Strategic Management
  • Workplace Stress

Admission Requirements

Admission to doctoral programs in business is open to qualified individuals who hold undergraduate and/or graduate degrees from accredited colleges and universities. Individuals seeking admission to a doctoral program should follow the application procedure established by the Graduate School of The University of Alabama. Applications for admission are carefully evaluated by selected members of the graduate faculty of the specific field to which the student is seeking admission.

See the Admission Criteria section of this catalog for more information.