Program Overview

The Ph.D. in Business Administration - Management is a full time, in residence program with two tracks: micro (with specializations in organizational behavior and human resource management) and macro (with specializations in strategic management and organization theory). Students in the micro track do most of their research with Joyce Bono, Amir Erez, Mo Wang, Sara Wheeler-Smith and Klodiana Lanaj. Students in the macro track do most of their research with Gwendolyn Lee and John Chen. The mission of the program is to train students to be academic scholars and to place them at top research universities.


Florida's Ph.D. placements over the past several years have been among the best in the country. Our recent graduates have joined the faculties at Cornell, Michigan State (on two occasions), Purdue, Iowa, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Arizona, Louisiana State, Rutgers, Penn State, The University of Virginia, and the University of Minnesota’, among others (see ‘Former Students’ for a complete list of placements). Those students have gone on to post productive records at their universities, well on their way to earning promotion and tenure (and, in multiple cases, earning awards for early career achievement). Our former students also serve on multiple editorial boards and are associate editors in major management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, and Personnel Psychology.

How to Apply

We will begin accepting applications for the Fall, 2015 cohort in October, with a January 15th deadline. We anticipate admitting students in both the micro and macro. For more details on the application process, review our step-by-step application instructions and if you still have questions, check our frequently asked questions page.


Deadline: January 15, 2016


Amir Erez
Ph.D. Coordinator
P.O. Box 117165
Gainesville, FL 32611-7165
Email (amir.erez at


College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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