StudyQA — PhD: Organizations and Management — Yale University


Organizations and Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
8 place StudyQA ranking:1939 Duration:48 months

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Relative to other programs in organizations and management, Yale SOM's uniquely trains students to have a deep understanding of both psychological and sociological perspectives on the various issues studied by organizations scholars. It is also unusual in the depth of training that it provides in empirical research methods.

Specific programs of study are built around the interests of individual students.

Examples of research topics that would fit within the program include:
  • How compensation schemes affect employee performance
  • How do people categorize things and how do those categories influence behavior
  • How do social networks influence economic development
  • How employees and colleagues react to female leaders
  • How rules and relationships affect lending practices
  • The importance of social influence in the adoption of technologies
  • The sources and consequences of optimism
  • Unanticipated consequences of disclosing conflicts of interest
  • What motivates employees and individuals


The curriculum for the Doctoral program is an intensive course of study designed to prepare PhD students for a successful career in academia. Over the first two years, students take 14 courses, which include two core courses, a social science sequence, an empirical methods sequence, a depth requirement, a breadth requirement, and electives. Each student will also be required to complete a two-term sequence in a social science and a two-term sequence in empirical methods.

Sample Depth sequences:
  • Organizations & Markets I
  • Organizations & Markets II
  • Theory Construction
  • Empirical Research Methods
  • Economic Sociology
  • Social Cognition


Applications are considered only once per year, and all new students begin their doctoral studies in the fall term. Classes are not offered on evenings or weekends, nor is it possible to be a student in the program while holding a full-time job. Applicants are required to take either the GRE or GMAT test.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL iBT® test: 101


All students admitted to the program are given full financial aid for five years as long as they continue to satisfy the program's academic requirements. The aid consists of a tuition waiver and a stipend that is comparable to stipends offered by other leading Schools of Management.



The mission of the Yale School of management is educating leaders for business and society. The school’s students, faculty, and alumni are committed to understanding the complex forces transforming global markets and using that understanding to build organizations—in the for-profit, nonprofit, entrepreneurial, and government sectors—that contribute lasting value to society.

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