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Doctoral Programs


Building a foundation in theory and research

The SOM doctoral program provides a solid foundation in theory and research with the goal of preparing students for careers in academia as well as for positions in the public and private sector. Throughout the program, you will develop a broad understanding of business disciplines and how they interrelate. The program emphasizes research skills that are based upon a wide range of quantitative and qualitative approaches that integrate multiple disciplines and philosophies of science. Drawing on the strengths of the University, you will have many opportunities to increase your knowledge base by exploring disciplines outside the business school.

Publish and present with faculty colleagues

The major strength of the program is the intimate learning environment that boasts a one-to-one student-faculty ratio. This small and high-quality program offers you the advantage of individual attention from faculty advisers. Because you will be able to work closely with faculty, expect to have the opportunity to co-author articles and present your work at professional conferences. This kind of experience, rare in the typical doctoral program, is one of Binghamton's most important benefits. Although the program is relatively young, faculty are highly regarded for their active research and consulting records. The leading academic journals consistently feature the research of Binghamton faculty.

A multidisciplinary approach to learning

In keeping with the non-departmentalized structure of the school, the degree program emphasizes cross-functional, interdisciplinary research focusing on problems and issues relevant to management practice. Specializations are offered in the following areas: accounting, finance, management information systems, marketing, organizational behavior/leadership, supply chain management.

Because our program is small and top-quality, applications are not accepted in all concentrations every year. When preparing your application, you should contact Marianne Ferry at mferry@binghamton.edu or 607-777-2342 to make sure your application will be accepted into the concentration that is of interest to you.

Last Updated: 6/15/15