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Director's Letter

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Administration in the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. We have built a world-class, innovative program and would love you to be a part of it. Our research tradition is well established and the job placement of our graduates is notable:

  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UMass Lowell among the top 200 research universities nationally. 
  • Times of London ranks the UMass system 191 out of the top 1,000 universities in the world and among the top 100 for world reputation. 
  • The Manning School of Business was also identified by the Princeton Review as one of the Best 294 Business Schools in the nation.
  • Our 2017 graduates accepted positions at national and international universities including University of Illinois, University of Quebec, SUNY Brockport, University of Hartford and more.

As one of the leading research-oriented business schools in the New England area, we’re looking for top doctoral students with an intellectual curiosity about the nature and manner in which business organizations work. The main goal of the program is to develop our students to be competent in conducting independent research and teaching within one of the multiple business disciplines offered: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Leadership/Organization Studies, and Management Information Systems. To accomplish this goal, we provide rigorous and in-depth courses in research theory and methodology, research opportunities with highly productive faculty members, and excellent research resources. 

As a Ph.D. student, regardless of which are of specialty you choose, you will quickly learn that it is the people — faculty, staff and administrators — that shape your progression as a doctoral student. The Manning School of Business is comprised of people who are heavily invested in and care about your development.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Kimberly Merriman
Ph.D. Program Director
kimberly_merriman@uml.edu
978-934-2657