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Doctor of Philosophy in Management Science


Management science is defined as the use of economics, behavioral science, mathematics and statistics to conduct rigorous scientific research. The PhD in Management Science degree program encompasses both theory and empirical analysis and characterized by a high ratio of research faculty to students, which fosters close working relationships.

The program requires students to choose from one of the following areas (concentrations) of study:

  • Accounting.
  • Finance.
  • Information Systems.
  • Marketing.
  • Operations Management.

The program is characterized by a high ratio of research faculty to students, with core and elective courses providing students a thorough understanding of management principles. Course work incorporates a broad outlook into the study of business theory and practice. A sequence of PhD seminars exposes students to traditional and emerging research issues and students are encouraged early in their graduate work to be involved in research projects with experienced faculty. Students quickly identify and develop research ideas and create their own research agenda.

Program Information

School: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Program: Management Science

Catalog page: PhD

Other program information:

Areas of specialization include marketing, finance, accounting, information systems, and operations management.

PhD in Management Science Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Undergraduate degree with a good academic record from an accredited institution of higher learning

Test score required: Yes

A competitive GMAT score (GRE also accepted) that is less than five years old is required. Exceptions can be made to the GMAT/GRE requirement for any student with a 3.6 or greater GPA based on the last 60 semester credit hours at an AACSB accredited undergraduate institution. These exceptions will be made based on a holistic review by the admissions committee of their work experience and academic performance.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Sumit Sarkar
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office - JSOM 3.422

Possible Careers

Professor; Researcher; Consultant in public and private sector. Areas include marketing, finance, accounting, information systems and operations management.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.