Business Administration/Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior PhD

FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Learn more about the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration.

About the Program

The PhD in Business Administration program, with a concentration in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, engages the student in advanced research and scholarship. The primary emphasis of the program is to prepare future faculty members for successful academic careers.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 7 years

Campus Location: Main

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: Full-time study is required.

Accreditation: The PhD in Business Administration program, with a concentration in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Job Prospects: The program is primarily dedicated to producing well-trained researchers who will work in academic positions.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: Non-matriculated students are not permitted to take doctoral courses.

Financing Opportunities: Typically, all PhD students receive financial assistantship in the form of full tuition remission and a stipend in return for offering services as a Research Assistant (RA) or Teaching Assistant (TA). The level of support is based on the concentration, the applicant’s qualifications, and other competitive considerations. Students may also receive remuneration for conference travel, publications and academic achievement.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall:

  • January 5 – Early Deadline for Fellowship Consideration
  • March 1 – Final Deadline

Applications received after January 5 are reviewed on a rolling basis.

APPLY ONLINE to this Fox graduate program.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 2

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from evaluators, typically college/university faculty or an immediate work supervisor, who can provide insight into your abilities and talents, as well as comment on your aptitude for graduate study.

Master's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A master's degree is not required, but preferred.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: The equivalent of a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college is required. For three-year degrees, mark sheets must be evaluated by WES or another NACES organization.

Statement of Goals: In 500 to 1,000 words, describe your specific interest in Temple's program, research goals, career goals, and academic and research achievements.

Standardized Test Scores:
GMAT/GRE: Required. GMAT scores are preferred. Test results cannot be more than five years old. Although the applicant’s test score is an important factor in the admissions process, other factors, such as the ability to conduct research as demonstrated by academic research publications and whether your indicated research interests match with those of our faculty, are also taken into consideration.

Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree in a country where the language of instruction is English, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:

  • TOEFL iBT: 90
  • IELTS Academic: 7.0
  • Duolingo: 110
  • PTE Academic: 68

Resume: Current resume or CV required.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required to Earn the Degree: 48

Required Courses1:

Core HR Management and Organizational Behavior Seminars
HRM 9001Managing Human Resources3
HRM 9005Seminar in Functional Human Resource Management3
HRM 9006Doctoral Seminar in Meta-analysis and Research Synthesis Methods3
HRM 9011Pro-Seminar in Human Resource Management and Organization Behavior 23
HRM 9021Current Readings in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior3
Theory and Research Methods Courses
BA 9001Organizations and Management Theory3
BA 9002Scientific Inquiry-Management Research3
BA 9003Seminar in Organizational Behavior3
BA 9202Qualitative Research Methods3
BA 9207Quantitative Research Methods II3
BA 9208Quantitative Research Methods III3
PSY 8011Graduate Statistics I3
STAT 8112Statistical Methods for Business Research I3
Elective
Select one from the following: 33
Directed Study in Business
Seminar in Judgment and Decision Making
Research Courses 46
Preliminary Examination Preparation
Pre-Dissertation Research
Dissertation Research
Total Credit Hours48

Culminating Events: Students are expected to complete formal coursework within five academic terms. They then spend the remainder of the program working toward successful completion of these programmatic milestones:

  • A first- and second-year research paper
  • A comprehensive examination requirement
  • A dissertation proposal and defense
  • A final dissertation and defense

Contacts

Program Web Address:

https://www.temple.edu/academics/degree-programs/business-administration-phd-bu-ba-phd

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122

foxinfo@temple.edu

215-204-5890

215-204-7678

Fax: 215-204-1632

Submission Address for Application Materials:

https://foxgraduate.force.com/ERx_Forms__Portal_Register?type=fox

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Fox PhD Admissions

foxphdo@temple.edu

Concentration Director:

Dr. Brian Holtz

342 Alter Hall

tue84905@temple.edu

215-204-6871

PhD Managing Director:

Dr. Sunil Wattal

swattal@temple.edu

215-204-8715