Organizational Behavior (Management)

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The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah offers a program of study leading to a Ph.D. through the Department of Management with a specialization in Organizational Behavior. The Organizational Behavior specialization focuses on the human behavior of organizational life. This focus translates into a broad array of concerns including ethical decision-making in organizations, workplace discrimination and injustice, negotiations, individual and group decision-making, intra-group conflict, mindfulness, stigma, diversity, workplace relationships, and identity process within organizations. Management PhD Coordinator: Kristina Diekmann

“Training, mentoring, and supporting our Ph.D. students are some of the most important things we do as faculty.”
— Professor Kristina Diekmann

Students also select at least one supporting allied field that must be outside the Management Department, typically psychology. The Ph.D. program in Management is flexible, and students’ programs are designed according to their experience, interests, and career goals.

The Department of Management Ph.D. program is designed to provide opportunities for individuals to develop excellence in their primary and supporting areas of study as well as in the quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies through a set of seminars. The seminars are designed to provide the required training and education necessary to make contributions to published literature in the field.

Doctoral students in the Organizational Behavior department work closely with faculty members on research and teaching assignments throughout their program. Students will have an opportunity to collaborate with faculty, as well as to develop research projects of their own. All students will have the opportunity to teach at least one course in their major area of study.

Each student’s program of study is tailored to the student’s needs and interests. The courses listed below are representative of those taken by recent students interested in researching organizational behavior. A complete program of study includes subsets of the courses listed in each category sufficient to meet the minimum required semester hours. The actual nature and timing of course offerings vary.

A minimum of 15 major field, 9 allied field, and 15 research competency credit hours are required. Three credit hours in research must be a Philosophy of Science course. Students are also required to take an effective teaching course. Once students have completed all the necessary requirements to advance to candidacy, they are then required to complete a minimum of 14 hours of thesis research.

First-time tenure track job placements of doctoral students in Organizational Behavior in the last ten years include Syracuse University, University of Kansas, University of Massachusetts Boston, Rochester Institute of Technology, Northern State University, NYU Shanghai, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Southern Methodist University, Utah State University, McNeese State University, West Texas A&M University, Cornell University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and the University of North Carolina.

To learn more about courses, read the course descriptions in the General Catalog and Class Schedules.

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah offers a program of study leading to a Ph.D. through the Department of Management with a specialization in Organizational Behavior. The Organizational Behavior specialization focuses on the human behavior of organizational life. This focus translates into a broad array of concerns including ethical decision-making in organizations, workplace discrimination and injustice, negotiations, individual and group decision-making, intra-group conflict, mindfulness, stigma, diversity, workplace relationships, and identity process within organizations. and the display of sexuality at work. Management PhD Coordinator: Kristina Diekmann

“Training, mentoring, and supporting our Ph.D. students are some of the most important things we do as faculty.”
— Professor Kristina Diekmann

Students also select at least one supporting allied field that must be outside the Management Department, typically psychology. The Ph.D. program in Management is flexible, and each student’s program is designed according to his/her experience, interests, and career goals.

The Department of Management Ph.D. program is designed to provide opportunities for individuals to develop excellence in their primary and supporting areas of study as well as in the quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies through a set of seminars. The seminars are designed to provide the required training and education necessary to make contributions to published literature in the field.

Doctoral students in the Organizational Behavior department work closely with faculty members on research and teaching assignments throughout their program. Students will have an opportunity to collaborate with faculty, as well as to develop research projects of their own. All students will have the opportunity to teach at least one course in their major area of study.

Each student’s program of study is tailored to the student’s needs and interests. The courses listed below are representative of those taken by recent students interested in researching organizational behavior. A complete program of study includes subsets of the courses listed in each category sufficient to meet the minimum required semester hours. The actual nature and timing of course offerings vary.

A minimum of 15 major field, 9 allied field, and 15 research competency credit hours are required. Three credit hours in research must be a Philosophy of Science course. Students are also required to take an effective teaching course. Once students have completed all the necessary requirements to advance to candidacy, they are then required to complete a minimum of 14 hours of thesis research.

First-time tenure track job placements of doctoral students in Organizational Behavior in the last ten years include Syracuse University, University of Kansas, University of Massachusetts Boston, Rochester Institute of Technology, Northern State University, NYU Shanghai, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Southern Methodist University, Utah State University, McNeese State University, West Texas A&M University, Cornell University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and the University of North Carolina.

To learn more about courses, read the course descriptions in the General Catalog and Class Schedules.

Program Highlights

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“The expert faculty at the Eccles School shaped and improved my research, while also encouraging me to connect and collaborate with top-notch researchers across the globe.”
—Rachael Goodwin, PhD Student 

Typical Program of Study

  • MGT 7800: Organizational Behavior I and II
  • MGT Seminar: Special Topics in OB (e.g., Judgment and Decision Making; Ethics; Negotiations)
  • MGT 7310: Writing for Publication
  • PSY 6410: Advanced Social Psychology
  • PSY 6890: Social Psychology Brown Bag
  • PSY Seminar: Special Topics in Social Psychology
  • PSY Seminar: Special Topics in Social Psychology
  • MGT 7100: Research Design
  • MGT Seminar: Research Design – Qualitative Methods
  • MGT Seminar: Quantitative Methods
  • MGT 7200: Philosophy of Science
  • PSY 6500/6510: Social Psychology Quantitative Methods I and II
  • MGT 7200: Philosophy of Science
  • MGT 7300: Effective Teaching

Ideal Candidates

Ideal Candidates

There are no formal education requirements other than a bachelor’s degree. Specifically, an MBA is not required.

We admit students once per year, and applications are due by December 1.

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