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Doctor of Philosophy in International Management Studies


The PhD in International Management Studies (IMS) degree program is part of the Organizations, Strategy, and International Management (OSIM) area and focuses on the scholarly analysis of international, strategic and organizational management issues. Topics such as multinational management, corporate strategy, organizational design and change, technological and industrial development, entrepreneurship and managerial decision-making are examined.

PhD students in International Management Studies can specialize in one of the following areas:

  • International Management Studies.
  • Strategic Management.
  • Organization Theory.
  • Organizational Behavior.

Program Information

School: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Program: International Management Studies

Catalog page: PhD

Other program information:

International Management Studies

PhD in International Management Studies 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.


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800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office - JSOM 4.409

Possible Careers

Professor, Researcher in public and private sector.

Salary Information

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