Management Ph.D. (Ithaca)
Field of Study
A Ph.D. in the SC Johnson College of Business is a research-focused degree in one of our main faculty areas of specialization as listed below. These are disciplines that are key to any business and are taught at different course levels by expert faculty in each of our three schools. The choice of which of our three school-oriented fields of study to apply into depends on your interests and long-term plans. A Ph.D. in the Dyson School’s Applied Economics and Management field has a strong economics focus in its coursework, a Ph.D. in the Nolan School’s Hotel Administration field applies core business disciplines to hospitality contexts, and a Ph.D. in the Johnson School’s Management field appeals to students pursuing traditional business topics. Students in all three fields regularly work with faculty from across the entire college.
As part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, PhD students in the field of Management have many opportunities to collaborate across schools, where our faculty work and innovate together in targeted disciplines through faculty areas in:
- Applied Economics and Policy
- Management and Organizations
- Marketing and Management Communication
- Operations, Technology, and Information Management
- Services Management
- Strategy and Business Economics
These are disciplines that are key to any business and are taught at different course levels by expert faculty in each of our three schools. To learn more about the PhD programs in the SC Johnson College of Business and our targeted discipline areas and research faculty, please visit the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Website.
Descriptions of the Management’s field concentrations can be found below:
Accounting deals with the theory and practice of developing financial data for two purposes: to enable management to control and plan the development of the enterprise and to enable others to appraise its condition.
Finance focuses on the financial structures and requirements of corporations of various types, the problems of maintaining sound financial condition, the organization and behavior of financial markets of different types, and the influence of public policies on those markets and on corporate finance. A knowledge of accounting is essential.
Marketing adapts analytical and behavioral theories commonly used in such disciplines as economics, operations research, psychology, and sociology. Topics addressed include models for new products, pricing theories, theories about advertising effects, advertising and promotion response models, market research techniques, and theories about marketing decisions.
Organizational behavior focus on social and behavioral science approaches to the study of human activity in organizational
Contact InformationWebsite: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Programs/PhD-Program
253 Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Concentrations by Subject
- accounting (Ph.D. only)
- entrepreneurship (Ph.D. only) (minor)
- finance (Ph.D. only)
- marketing (Ph.D. only)
- organizational behavior (M&O) (Ph.D. only)
- production and operations (OTIM) (Ph.D. only)
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Application Requirements and Deadlines
Dec 15 for application and supporting documents
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- Personal Statement
- GRE general test or GMAT
Students will be trained to be cutting-edge scholars in their respective fields:
Students will exhibit mastery of the methodological tools and techniques required for scholarly advancement in their respective fields.
Students will exhibit a mastery of extant literature in their field.
Students will exhibit the ability to critically evaluate the work of other scholars.
Students will demonstrate the ability to propose and execute novel research.
Students will be trained to be effective communicators and teachers:
Students will exhibit the ability to prepare and deliver well-written materials on relevant technical topics.
Students will exhibit the ability to support faculty members in their teaching efforts.
Students will exhibit the ability to plan and deliver relevant course material.
Students will have an ethical perspective and a service orientation, and will live up to the highest professional standards in their future careers:
Students will know the professional code of conduct in their respective fields.
Students will exhibit the ability to identify issues likely to pose ethical challenges.