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PhD Management

 Course Level
Full Time

5 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

42100 HKD
42100 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Department of Management
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
GMAT (avg)610

About this course

The PhD program in management prepares students for a research and teaching career in research universities. The program has a global perspective with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Students can specialize in one of the following four management areas: a) human resource management, b) organizational behavior, c) organizational theory, and d) strategic management. Our program provides:

  • Generous fellowships for all qualified PhD students and Research Travel Grant for PhD students to present papers in international conferences.
  • Well-planned, sequenced PhD coursework covering core topics in management including Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory, and Strategic Management.
  • Elective PhD seminars taught by distinguished visitors from around the world (e.g., Prof. Thomas Lee of University of Washington, Prof. Elizabeth Morrison of New York University, Prof Daan van Knippenberg, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Prof. Gilad Chen of University of Maryland, Prof Oded Shenkar, Ohio State University, Prof Ravindranath Madhavan, University of Pittsburgh, Prof. Stephen Tallman, University of Richmond, Prof. Jason Shaw, University of Minnesota, Prof. George Huber, University of Texas, Austin, and Prof. Blake Ashforth, Arizonia State University.)
  • Intense hands-on research experiences through working with faculty members on joint research projects.
  • Frequent faculty research seminars and PhD student research colloquiums.
  • Successful placement of graduates in research institutions.

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Eligibility Criteria

Admission Requirements

Prior Educational Background 

  • For admission to the MPhil/PhD program, students must possess a good first degree or a Master's degree from a recognized university or an approved institution. An applicant's undergraduate background is not a precondition for admission. Students with a solid quantitative background and commitment to academic study and research are encouraged to apply. 

The GRE and the TOFEL Requirements 

  • On top of their academic performance, an applicant must demonstrate his/her capability for graduate studies by obtaining a satisfactory score in the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE, score around 1200) or other equivalent means. 
  • For applicants attended educational institutions where the medium of instruction was not English and whose first language is not English, a satisfactory score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) is required.

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Course Modules

  • MGMT5110 - Managerial Communication (Prof Caroline Wang)
  • MGMT5230 - Management of Organizations (Prof Elizabeth George)
  • MGMT5230 - Management of Organizations (Prof Stephen Nason)
  • MGMT5410 - Strategic Management (Prof JT Li)
  • MGMT5510 - Applied Strategic Thinking (Prof Chris Doran)
  • MGMT5540 - Consulting Skills for Managers(Prof Chris Doran)
  • MGMT5550 - Effective Negotiations (Prof Stephen Nason)
  • MGMT5570 - Applied Merger and Acquistion (Prof Chris Doran)
  • MGMT5580 - China's External Relations and Their Economic Impact (Prof Frank Ching)
  • MGMT5650 - Venture Capital Perspective on Entrepreneurship (Prof Po Chi Wu)
  • MGMT5670 - Managing Change (Prof Wendy Grusin)
  • MGMT5680 - Politics and Socioeconomic Environment of China (Prof David Zweig)
  • MGMT6500F - Building Effective Teams (Prof Mitya New)

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How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • Transcript
  • Degree Certificate(s), if graduated
  • For applicants graduated from University in Mainland China, please upload both Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.
  • English proficiency proof / certificate (i.e. IELTS / TOEFL / Medium of Instruction) (if applicable)
  • GRE and GMAT scores are not required. Fresh graduates may provide information on work experience and professional qualification if they are available. Applicants may also upload other information not listed above but helpful to the admission committee to make the best decision.
  • Please note all submitted information will be kept confidential and will only be kept for a certain period of time. All application material will not be returned to the applicants by any means.

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