Wharton’s PhD program in Management is flexible and interdisciplinary, applying social science theory and research methods to management problems. It offers specializations in Entrepreneurship, Human and Social Capital, Multinational Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory, and Strategy.

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Faculty Commitment

“The difference in the Wharton Doctoral Programs is faculty commitment. Faculty here are incredibly busy… but they always make time to collaborate and develop doctoral students.” More »

Shimul Melwani
Management Doctoral Student

Wharton Doctoral Faculty

Complex Challenges

“Our comparative advantage lies in exploring research domains and serving students whose interests fall outside of disciplinary silos and narrow field-level research domains to examine the complex challenges faced by modern business enterprises.”

Witold Henisz, Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management in Honor of Russell E. Palmer, former Managing Partner

The faculty has a broad range of interests ranging from the behavior of individuals, teams and groups to organizational strategy of multinational firms. Major areas of faculty research currently include: new venture formation, growth, and corporate entrepreneurship; human resources and competitiveness; emotions, identity, creativity and motivation; political and social influence strategies; technology adoption, diffusion, and transfer within and across organizations; and organizational learning and adaptation.

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Each student draws on the faculty’s diverse expertise and varied interests to develop a program uniquely suited to his or her interests frequently spanning the formal specializations noted above. The program encourages students to gain research experience by working closely with multiple faculty on a variety of projects beginning with a research assistantship assignment in the first year. Recent placements include Boston University, Brigham Young University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Georgia State, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Harvard Business School, IE Business School, International Graduate School of Management (IESE), INSEAD, London Business School, National University of Singapore, New York University, Purdue University, Stanford University, Temple University, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, University of Southern California, University of Texas-Austin, University of Wisconsin and Washington University in St. Louis

Financial Aid

Students are provided with full financial support, including tuition and a stipend. More

Wharton PhD Program in Management

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