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UMass Amherst PhD Program Virtual Open Houses

  • 1.  UMass Amherst PhD Program Virtual Open Houses

    Posted 11-29-2023 12:38

    Two virtual open houses on Saturday, December 2nd at 10pm (22.00) Eastern Standard Time or Tuesday, December 5th at 10am (10.00) Eastern Standard Time. Please email Prof. Joe Labianca (glabianca@umass.edu) for the link and to register for the events.


    Seeking New Ph.D. Students in Management

    Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst – the flagship campus of the UMass system                   


    Are you passionately curious about how organizations operate and how they can reshape our world? Our Ph.D. in Management prepares you for a rewarding and impactful career as a management scholar and professor engaged in research, teaching, and consulting.


    We are recruiting exceptional students for our Ph.D. program in Management, with courses beginning in Fall 2024. Applications are currently being accepted; the final deadline is January 20, 2024.


    What Distinguishes Our Program?

    World-class faculty engaged in leading-edge scholarship with many years of proven ability to develop doctoral students in a supportive environment and help them establish great, meaningful careers

    Full-time, year-round, on-campus program with exceptional levels of interaction with your faculty mentors employing a team-on-individual-student mentoring approach

    An innovative new, contemporary curriculum for all Management Ph.D. students employing a mix of courses and modules and a choice between one of two concentration tracks, allowing you to pursue your passion for knowledge, while still being able to work with faculty involved in a diverse set of intra-organizational, inter-organizational, and societal topics:

    Organization Studies (research topics and courses: examining diverse workplaces, organization and management roles in promoting social and environmental justice, leading organizations, exploring conflict and emotions in organizations, organizational ethics, designing better organizations using formal and informal structure; social network analysis) Apply here

    Strategic Management (research topics and courses: innovation, human capital resources, knowledge management, entrepreneurship, sustainability, emerging economies, decision-making, corporate governance, competitive advantage, international management) Apply here

    Five years of guaranteed stipend and tuition waiver funding, allowing you sufficient time to complete your dissertation and obtain your dream job. Students are also very well-resourced for their travel and research expenses.



    Our faculty focuses on developing positive mentoring relationships with each student and inviting them into a collaborative scholarly community. Students engage intensively in collaborative projects with faculty members beginning in their first year in order to develop well-rounded research, teaching, and consulting skills.


    Our faculty have placed former students at some of the world's best universities. Their research has been published in the management field's top scholarly journals, has won numerous awards, and has been used by a wide variety of organizations to make important decisions. They serve on the editorial boards and as editors of the best academic journals and play influential leadership roles in various divisions of the Academy of Management.


    Management Faculty Profiles:


    Michael Blomfield (Ph.D., London Bus Schl) – innovation; corporate investment in science

    Marta B. Calás (Ph.D., UMass Amherst) – critical organizational analyses; transnational mgmt.

    Ina Ganguli (Ph.D., Harvard) – social entrepreneurship; scientific knowledge production; innovation

    Emily Heaphy (Ph.D., U Michigan) – the changing nature of work relationships; emotions

    Charles J. Johnson (JD, U Virginia Law School) – entrepreneurship center associate director

    Jennifer Kish-Gephart (Ph.D., Penn State) – behavioral ethics; social class; gender; inequality

    Giuseppe (Joe) Labianca (Ph.D., Penn State) – managing conflict; social networks; org design

    Mzamo Mangaliso (Ph.D., UMass Amherst) – behavioral strategy; emerging markets; uncertainty

    Charles C. Manz (Ph.D., Penn State) – self-leadership; empowering leadership; shared leadership

    Jennifer Merton (JD, UConn Law) – small business planning & succession; ethics; environmental law  

    Temitope S. Oladimeji (Ph.D., UTexas at Austin) – entrepreneurial strategy & managerial cognition

    Bogdan Prokopovych (Ph.D., U Rhode Island) – sustainability; social entrepreneurship

    Feng Qiu (Ph.D., U Oregon) – ethics, whistleblowing, helping behaviors, emotions

    Orlando Richard (Ph.D., U Kentucky) – managing diversity; organizational justice; leadership

    Anurag Sharma (Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill) – strategy & financial markets, MNEs, emerging economies

    Bruce Skaggs (Ph.D., Penn State) – organizational knowledge creation & coordination; service firms

    Gregory Thomas (MBA, Clark Atlanta) – entrepreneurship; innovation; strategic planning

    Carlos Valladares (Ph.D., Iowa State) – individual-level entrepreneurship

    Cristina Vlas (Ph.D., UTexas at Dallas) – organizational learning; patenting; diversity; CEO personality


    About Amherst

    UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450 acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The Town of Amherst gracefully combines colonial charm with the vigor of one of New England's major educational centers, the Five College Consortium: Smith, Hampshire, Amherst, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and The University of Massachusetts Amherst. This area of Western Massachusetts offers an exhilarating degree of social, cultural and recreational diversity.


    If you are interested in our program, please contact the Management Ph.D. Program Coordinator, Prof. Joe (Giuseppe) Labianca, for more information.


    Quick links         

    Management Dept Webpage

    Explore Isenberg

    Virtual Tour of UMass Amherst

    Visiting Amherst

    Contact Us

    Marta B. Calás
    Professor of Organization Studies
    and International Management
    Isenberg School of Management
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst
    Amherst, MA 01003 USA