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Research that matters.

The doctoral program in Management is a unique opportunity for students to pursue innovative research that connects theory, knowledge, and business practice together through a transdisciplinary approach. Students engage in dynamic research empowered by the distinct principles of Peter Drucker’s philosophy of management as a human-centered endeavor that empowers the common good.

Our program is typically completed in five years of full-time study. The first three years are typically course-based, following a core curriculum of Drucker management theory, along with business analytics and research methodologies. We offer the opportunity to develop a personalized curriculum based on the student’s interests by taking courses not only within the management program but also in departments across the university, such as economics, organizational psychology, information systems, and more.

The program is academically rigorous, yet flexible, as students work closely with faculty on robust research relevant to critical issues affecting management practices worldwide. Students will produce research, publications, and a dissertation in the final three years of the program.

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Program Highlights

Program at a Glance

48-72 units depending on transfer units from previous graduate work.

5 years*

*Actual completion times will vary and may be higher, depending on full- or part-time course registration, units transferred, and time to complete other degree requirements.


Fall | Spring

PhD in Management


The program requires 72 semester units of coursework as follows:

Up to 24 units may be transferred in from a previous Master’s degree.

Core Faculty

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Bernie Jaworski

Peter F. Drucker Chair in Management and the Liberal Arts

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Kristine Kawamura

Clinical Professor of Management

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Jay Prag

Clinical Full Professor
Academic Director
Faculty Coordinator, Center for Business & Management of the Arts

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Vijay Sathe

C.S. & D.J. Davidson Chair and Professor of Management

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David Sprott

Henry Y. Hwang Dean, Drucker School of Management
Professor of Marketing

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Hideki Yamawaki

Ito Chair of International Business and Professor of Management

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Gary Gaukler

Full Professor

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Jeremy Hunter

Associate Professor of Practice
Founding Director, Executive Mind Leadership Institute

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Katharina Pick

Clinical Associate Professor

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James Wallace

Associate Professor of Accounting

Munirpallam A. Venkataramanan profile image

Munirpallam A. Venkataramanan

University Professor

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Assistant Director of Admissions
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Director of Recruitment for the Drucker School of Management
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