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Management  Doctoral


What is Management at WVU like?


The Management PhD program is a small, high quality, full-time, residential program designed to prepare qualified individuals for careers in scholarly research and teaching at the university level.

The Management Department faculty is engaged in research in a wide range of topics in strategic management, organizational behavior, international business and entrepreneurship.

The program of study requires the satisfactory completion of coursework, a qualifying paper, a comprehensive examination, and dissertation research. Students take courses in various management topics, research methods and statistics. Small classes and an "open-door" policy allow for close interaction between students and faculty, with frequent opportunities to discuss ideas and collaborate on joint research projects.

PhD students have ample opportunity to work closely with faculty on a one-on-one basis and become involved with their research activities. We strive for our students to gain experience presenting their work at academic conferences and publishing research articles in quality academic journals. Students also acquire teaching experience through teaching undergraduate management courses on several occasions during their time in the program.

The PhD program is designed to provide students with enough flexibility to discover an intellectual niche while ensuring that all students acquire general research knowledge in the broader field of management, in-depth expertise in a selected area of specialization (i.e., strategic management or organizational behavior), and competence in quantitative research methods.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: January 15

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What are the requirements to apply for Management at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Management graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Essay/Writing Sample (Contact a Graduate Program Representative for a Prompt)
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation - Two

Additional application considerations:

  • Applicants can choose to submit GRE or GMAT Scores

  • English Proficiency Test Scores (International Applicants Only): TOEFL: 600 (paper test), 250 computer-based), 100 (TOEFL-iBT); IELTS: 7.0 (Note: applicants are required to take the Academic Reading/Writing test within IELTS, not the General Training Reading/Writing test); PTE Academic: 68; Duolingo English Test: 120

Applications that are incomplete or are submitted after the deadline may be reviewed if openings remain

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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