Doctor of Philosophy in Management

The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Management that will prepare you for a career in teaching and scholarly research at the university level.  Highly individualized, the doctoral program allows students to pursue their own areas of interest.  This full-time program emphasizes a strong foundation in both methodological and theoretical training. Candidates are expected to work closely with the Merage faculty members and, when appropriate, with faculty from other academic units on campus. A teaching requirement, supported by an ongoing seminar in pedagogy, will give you valuable experience in the classroom.

Areas of doctoral concentration closely parallel the strengths of the Merage School faculty members.  You will have an opportunity to do in depth study in the Academic Areas that most interest you.  These concentrations include:


Click to the right of each area for the Ph.D. area pamphlet


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Application Deadline


  • January 4 to begin the program the following September.

Contact Us

Dr. Terry Shevlin
Director, Ph.D. Program

Noel Negrete
Associate Director, Ph.D. Program