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PhD Programs Overview

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The mission of the business PhD programs at the Naveen Jindal School of Management in International Management Studies and Management Science is to deliver the most advanced education in such areas of specialization. Both programs develop strong research and scholarly skills in their students and place graduates in academic, research and industry positions.

Faculty members serve on the editorial boards of over 55 journals, including The Academy of Management Journal, The Accounting Review, Information Systems Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Consumer Research, Management Science, Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, MIS Quarterly, Operations Research, Organization Science, and Production & Operations Management.

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Research is strongly embedded in the DNA of The University of Texas at Dallas, and is exemplified by the accomplishments of the faculty at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Our PhD programs are an integral part of the school’s mission of enhancing management knowledge in the rapidly changing, technology-driven global economy.

PhD students have the opportunity to work closely with world-renowned faculty and to become top-notch scholars in their areas of specialization. Students are immersed in a learning environment that values critical thinking, while conducting leading edge research that has long-term impact on management practices.

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The Naveen Jindal School of Management seeks a number of students for its doctoral programs in Management Science and International Management Studies. Substantial financial support is available for a limited number of highly qualified students.

International Management Studies Concentrations

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management

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The Jindal School of Management is ranked #4 worldwide in research contributions in the UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings (2020), and #14 in research rank in the Top 100 Full-Time Global MBA Programs, Financial Times (2019).


Several JSOM faculty have been recognized for their research excellence by prestigious leading international organizations in their respective areas. These include, among others, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Royal Society of Canada, the Production and Operations Management Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Independent Institute, the INFORMS Information Systems Society, the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and the Academy of International Business.

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  • Mastery of research methodologies
  • Advanced knowledge in area(s) of specialization
  • Ability to evaluate, synthesize, and extend existing knowledge
  • Ability to make original research contributions
  • Ability to effectively communicate in academic and professional settings
  • Classroom teaching experience

Visit the Jindal School’s Marketable Skills page to learn how JSOM programs target students’ career and academic growth.