The Ph.D. Program admits students every other year. The next cohort begins in Fall 2025 with an application deadline of March 1, 2025.

Application Requirements

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Concentration Overview

The leadership/organization studies concentration crafts scholars in organizational phenomena. In addition to rigorous training in research methodology and statistics, the concentration entails courses in the science of organizational behavior, organization theory, and leadership. Students build on this core grounding with tailored coursework that fits their research interests and chosen level of analysis. Accomplished faculty members mentor student research throughout the program and foster their engagement in the profession.

Course Work

Five Required Foundation Courses (common to all doctoral concentrations)

* Or Qualitative Research Methods as approved by coordinator within the Leadership/Organization Studies Concentration

Two Required Advanced Research Design/Methods Courses

  • MGMT.7330 Research Design Methods II
  • ECON.7340 Econometrics II or Qualitative Research Methods or MIST.7370 Multivariate Statistical Methods

Six Concentration Courses

  • MGMT.7450 Seminar in Organization Theory
  • MGMT.7460 Seminar in Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT.7470 Leadership Theory and Concepts
  • Doctoral level method elective
  • Two approved doctoral level electives

For more information on the Ph.D. program, please visit the Ph.D. in Business Administration page.

Learn About the Application Process

Concentration Coordinator

Elana Feldman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: 978-934-6358

Doctoral Students