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The UConn Management PhD Program has two broad areas of emphasis, organizational behavior and strategic management. Research on organizational behavior examines individuals and teams in complex social systems (organizations). Research topics explored include individual differences, motivation, leadership, team dynamics, attitudes, decision making, creativity, performance, and the management of people through staffing, socialization, performance management, and employee relations.

PhD in Management University of Connecticut

Research on strategic management examines issues pertaining to the roles and challenges of top management teams along with strategy formulation and implementation that is compatible with its external environment. Our doctoral program trains students to become leading scholars at the world’s top research universities. Research Topics:

• Start in the Fall semester

Teams in organizations; empowerment and empowering leadership; social networks; multi-level theory; strategic entrepreneurship; corporate alliance and networks; learning process; mergers and acquisitions; creativity and innovation; strategic human resource management; international expansion; long-term decision-making.

• Full-time program


• Paid assistantships

Our department produces high quality scholars who have had very successful academic careers in tenure-track positions at top universities. UConn Management PhD graduates have accepted faculty positions at Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Drexel, Fordham, Northeastern University, Ohio UniversityAthens, Oregon State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers, and University of Texas-Dallas

Quality research that matters

Location: The Management PhD Program is an in-residence program located at the University of Connecticut, Main Campus in Storrs, Connecticut. New York City and Boston are each within a short drive. Highlights: Our management faculty is a distinguished body of scholars who all publish extensively and have been recognized nationally and internationally for their accomplishments. TAMUGA Rankings track productivity in the eight top-tier Journals in Management. UConn Management Department faculty have tied for 17th in the United States (based on 5 year analysis of all private and public universities). Many hold leadership positions in professional organizations and serve in editorial positions for leading management journals. A major reason for the success of our students is that they become actively involved in research with our faculty and publish in the best management journals prior to graduation. Our former students have earned national recognition for their contributions to the field – for example, Margaret Luciano, ’15 PhD won INGRoup, SIOP, and Academy of Management Best Dissertation Awards. David Baldridge, ’01 PhD was awarded the Citations of Excellence “Top Fifty”, Emerald Management Reviews and the Dorothy Harlow Best Paper Award, of the Academy of Management. More information on student publications, awards, and accolades can be found at



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Length of Program

4-5 years

Number of Alumni


Percentage Women (2017 cohort)


Competitive Graduate Assistantships

Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Subsidized Health Insurance

Summer Fellowships


Conference Travel Support


Admit Profile (Fall 2017) Total Applications


Total Enrolled


GRE Q Average GMAT Average

153a none

Grad GPA Average Undergrad GPA Average

4.0 3.4

Associate Professor of Management PhD, University of Maryland Research Interests: strategic entrepreneurship, managerial social capital, inter-organizational partnerships, management in transition economies

Based on full PhD Program encompassing concentrations of Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations & Information Management.

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Average Age


Percentage Women


Will accept GMAT or GRE b 26% are in Coursework Phase a

The PhD Program at the UConn School of Business seeks students who have the ability and motivation to conduct scholarly research. We look for evidence that you are intellectually curious, have the ability to use abstract concepts, and have excellent verbal and quantitative skills. Apply online at The deadline to apply is January 15.

Research Interests: leadership; women and leadership, creativity at the individual and team levels – creativity and outcomes, team effectiveness, virtual teams: what makes them effective and how should they be managed, leading for innovation and change Travis Grosser

Assistant Professor of Management PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor of Management PhD, University of Kentucky

Research Interests: technology & innovation, corporate strategy, divestitures and technology management, organizational economics, governance modes, international strategy

Research Interests: intra-organizational social networks, employee creativity and innovation implementation, negative workplace relationships, predictors of employee attachment and turnover Nora Madjar Associate Professor of Management PhD, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Associate Professor of Management Director, Innovation Quest Program — Office of the Provost PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

Research Interests: social context for creativity at work, job design and the creative process, gender, negotiations and creativity

Research Interests: assessing innovation, founder CEOs, intellectual structure of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, closely-held businesses

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Friar Chair in Leadership & Teams PhD, Old Dominion University

Yuntao Dong

Research Interests: training, teamwork, leadership, organizational behavior, multi-level theories, designs, and analyses

Assistant Professor of Management PhD, University of Maryland


Professor of Management & Management Department Head, Director Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

Sandra Corredor

Richard Dino Business PhD Program Fall 2017

Lucy Gilson

Research Interests: empowerment and empowering leadership, cognitive and interpersonal processes in teams, employee proactive behavior and creativity, multilevel research Timothy Folta Professor of Management Faculty Director, CCEI Thomas John and Bette Wolff Family Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship PhD, Purdue University Research Interests: entrepreneurship, innovation policy, corporate strategy and diversification, market entry and exit, managing uncertainty

John Mathieu

Greg Reilly Associate Professor of Management Academic Director, Graduate Programs in Human Resource Management PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison Research Interests: strategic human resource management, executive compensation, time horizon in strategic management, management teams David Souder Associate Dean for Graduate Programs Associate Professor of Management PhD, University of Minnesota Research Interests: long-term corporate investments, organization design and sustainability, mergers and acquisitions, family businesses

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