Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4-5 years
Credit Hours:

Hone your ability to analyze complex problems and synthesize solutions.
The doctoral program in Business with a concentration in Management is designed to prepare individuals of outstanding ability for careers in teaching and research at the university level. The program has enough flexibility, however, to accommodate individuals whose career objectives lie outside academia.

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Why earn a degree in Management Ph.D.?

All Management Ph.D. students will take 9 hours of Foundation Courses with Ph.D. students from other departments in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business. This provides students with an opportunity to interact with students who have a wide variety of interests.

Students also will select a Support Field, which requires 12 hours of coursework. These courses are selected by the student in combination with the Ph.D. Coordinator and Graduate Programs Committee in the Department of Management, and will vary according to the student's area of interest.

Marketable Skills
  • Application of standard research methods
  • Conduct and report business research
  • Knowledge of core business disciplines
  • Pedagogical practices
  • Business research communication

Management Ph.D. Highlights

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the nation’s largest business schools, is accredited by the AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — which means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.
The Business Leadership Building, which has Gold-level LEED certification for sustainability, provides the highest level of academic instruction possible using cutting-edge technology and interactive learning environments.
UNT services exclusively for graduate students include writing and statistical support. The Toulouse Graduate School® offers a variety of professional development workshops, including a Dissertation Boot Camp. Many are available online for your convenience.
Online courses allow you to combine coursework with full-time or part-time employment.
UNT’s proximity opens up a wealth of career, networking and internship opportunities. UNT is nestled in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, home to the nation’s fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies.
The University of North Texas G. Brint Ryan College of Business is the choice of more than 8,000 students — making it one of the largest business schools in the nation.

Management Ph.D. Courses You Could Take

Applied Multivariate Statistics (3 hrs)
Applications of multivariate statistical procedures involving data reduction techniques and analyzing multidimensional relationships in business research. Topics include multivariate analysis of variance, discriminant analysis, logistic regression, exploratory factor analysis, cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling and conjoint analysis.
Applications in Causal and Covariance Structure Modeling (3 hrs)
Application of CSM techniques to the analysis of behavioral data in business research. “Hands-on” practice using LISREL to examine measurement and structural models containing directly observed and latent variables. Provides a solid working knowledge of how to conceptualize measurement and structural models, the standard LISREL and SIMPLIS syntax for estimating these models, and proper interpretation of LISREL output. LISREL assumptions, limitations, tricks and traps are explored.
Business Research Methods (3 hrs)
Designed to introduce doctoral students to the methods and measurements of business research, including scientific method, research design and measurement. Focus on topics that provide doctoral students with a better understanding of theoretical frameworks used in research. Form and structure of explanations, laws and theories used in research are examined and discussed.
Mathematical Economics (3 hrs)Mathematical approaches to economic theory
models of production, consumer choice, markets and pricing; simple macroeconomic models.
Theory and Application of Nonparametric Statistics (3 hrs)
Analysis of business research data. Topics include linear rank statistics, test of location for single and multiple sample problems, goodness-of-fit tests, measures of association, related samples tests and independent samples tests, rank tests for ordered alternatives and permutation tests.
Applied Regression Analysis (3 hrs)
Applications of multivariate regression analysis, canonical correlation analysis and nonparametric statistical procedures to issues in business research involving multivariate data. Topics include building, evaluating and validating a regression model; analyzing models using hierarchical regression, contrast coding, partial correlations and path analysis; and comparing parametric and corresponding nonparametric tests.

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