Management PhD

Binghamton University’s School of Management (SOM) doctoral program is a unique, interdisciplinary course of study that emphasizes theory and research methodology to prepare students for careers in academia as well as the public and private sectors. A PhD with coursework in finance, marketing or organizational science and leadership helps graduates to succeed in the competitive world of business.

The program boasts an intimate, collaborative 1:1 student-faculty ratio. Students work closely with faculty and have opportunities to co-author articles for leading academic journals and present research findings at professional conferences.

Students admitted to the doctoral program receive funding, in the combination of a full tuition scholarship and a teaching or research assistantship for a full academic year.

Multidisciplinary Training

The PhD program is designed for full-time students. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the non-departmentalized nature of the program and explore disciplines outside the School of Management. Depending on the individual specialization, students may take courses in economics, psychology, mathematics, sociology or other disciplines.

Students work with faculty to tailor their course of study to their specific interests. The dynamic curriculum includes courses in advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods, concentration areas, specialization electives, independent study credits and a pedagogy seminar.

Placements and After You Graduate 

Our students have gone on to start their post-graduate careers in positions in academic institutions all over the world, including Bentley University, California State University – Los Angeles, Creighton University, Grenoble Ecole de Management (France), Hofstra University, Ithaca College, Korea National Defense University, Lahore University (Pakistan), Loyola University, Ohio Northern University, Rutgers University, Temple University, San Diego State University, St. Petersburg University (Russia), University of Illinois - Chicago, University of Richmond, University of Texas - San Antonio, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Warwick University (United Kingdom), and West Virginia University.

Fall 2023

The School of Management will be accepting applications for fall 2023 in the following areas for its PhD program:

  • finance
  • marketing
  • organizational science and leadership

This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements.