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PhD in Management

Message from the Dean

Next to the research productivity and quality of its faculty, the placement and subsequent accomplishments of its doctoral alumni make the most pivotal contributions to the academic reputation of a management school. Here at the University at Buffalo School of Management, our faculty has made a firm and sustained commitment to our doctoral program. As the size of our research faculty grows dramatically over the next few years, our doctoral program will occupy an even more central place. As dean, I know that our school will attach the highest priority to the recruitment, education and research contributions of our doctoral students.

Arjang A. Assad

The University at Buffalo School of Management is a research-intensive, internationally ranked business school. The School has earned an international reputation for excellence: The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, and Forbes have ranked the UB School of Management as one of the world’s best business schools. As part of our research-oriented mission, the School of Management has been developing doctoral students who have gone on to success at highly regarded colleges and universities around the world since 1953.

The primary purpose of the School of Management's PhD program is to assist in the discovery of business knowledge. Our faculty and students create high impact research and disseminate such research through quality teaching and interaction with the business community. Applicants to the PhD program can expect a rigorous selection process that yields a select cohort of developing scholars.

Once admitted, our PhD students enjoy competitive stipends, attractive research opportunities, a collegial work environment, and ample administrative support.  The relatively small size of the PhD program allows students to work closely and collaboratively with internationally recognized research faculty who are committed to PhD student growth and success.

The School of Management is going through an unprecedented period of growth in faculty, students, and resources. The School’s integration into the ongoing revitalization of the city of Buffalo and is poised to offer unique research and development opportunities to its PhD students.

Please note that the PhD program in management is a full-time residential program only. There is no part-time program available.

Course Schedules

Spring 2014 [PDF]
Fall Schedule

Major Fields

Each student is required to select a major field within the School of Management. The dissertation will be centered in this field. Courses in these fields are located within the six departments of the School. These departments are Accounting and Law, Finance and Managerial Economics, Management Science and Systems, Marketing, Operations Management and Strategy, and Organization and Human Resources. The Managerial Economics program is offered jointly by the Department of Economics and the Department of Finance and Managerial Economics.

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Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341

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