Why Choose Florida?

What makes the University of Florida a great place to earn your Ph.D. in Management? Three factors are particularly important: the productivity of our faculty, our student-focused climate, and the cutting edge training that students receive.

Faculty Productivity

When it comes to gaining research skills, Ph.D. students learn by doing. Having a productive faculty gives students more opportunities to get involved in projects and more opportunities to build their research portfolio. A joint study by Texas A&M University and the University of Florida showed that our faculty has published 30 articles in top Management journals from 2009 to 2013. Given the size of our faculty, those numbers rank Florida as one of the most productive departments in the country.

Student Focus

Having a productive faculty only benefits Ph.D. students when students are included in that productivity. At Florida, students are encouraged to join research projects from day one. As they progress in the program, their responsibilities deepen to the point where they can become the ones who suggest research topics, craft manuscripts, and manage the review process. Moreover, students are not merely expected to contribute to the existing research streams of the faculty. Instead, the faculty are willing to explore new and emerging areas that are of interest to Ph.D. students. Our current students work on many projects with our faculty, all geared towards publication in top tier journals.

Cutting-Edge Training

Of course, the education itself is also a core component of any Ph.D. program. At Florida, much of the core Ph.D. coursework occurs during the first two years of the program, though students often take advanced methods courses, or special topics of interest outside the department, over the course of their program.

Core courses include a variety of departmental seminars, covering research methods, micro (OB) content areas, and macro (Strategy) content areas.

  • Research Methods in Management
  • Leadership
  • Motivation and Attitudes
  • Groups and Teams
  • Affect and Cognition
  • Decision Making
  • Process of Strategic Management
  • Content of Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Our students also take a number of courses methods and statistics courses outside the department, tailored to their specific backgrounds and interests. Some of the options for those classes include:

  • Statistics I
  • Statistics II
  • Regression (basic and advanced)
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Multi-level Modeling
  • Social Networks
  • Econometrics I
  • Econometrics II
  • Experimental Design


Deadline: December 31, 2017


Dr. Joyce Bono
Ph.D. Coordinator
P.O. Box 117165
Gainesville, FL 32611-7165
Email (joyce.bono at warrington.ufl.edu)

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