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Business Administration - Management of Organizations, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #4 (BCR) Berkeley, CA, United States
The Berkeley-Haas Management of Organizations PhD Program trains students in becoming academics active in areas including judgement and decision making, status and power, diversity, innovation, negotiations and conflict resolution, nonverbal interaction, culture, social networks, or entrepreneurship. 
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Students in the MORS PhD program are trained in one of two tracks: a micro track and a macro track.

  • Training in the micro track focuses on psychological processes within organizations and students are trained to do research in areas including judgement and decision making, status and power processes, diversity, organizational culture, negotiations and conflict resolution, non-verbal interaction, and group and team processes. Research by micro faculty and students is renowned for its multi-method empirical approach, including experimentation, interventions, longitudinal and correlational research, and field work in organizations. Students with creative research ideas and those who relish experimental design and theoretical development are encouraged to apply.
  • Training in the macro track focuses on the sociology of organizations and markets and students are trained to do research in areas including organizational culture, innovation, social networks, and entrepreneurship. Research by faculty and students in the macro track has a strong quantitative focus and uses computational social science to answer questions regarding organizational theory, innovation, social networks, culture, entrepreneurship, economic sociology, or the sociology of markets. Students with experience in statistical methods and/or computational data analyses are especially encouraged to apply.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Students in each of the two MORS tracks enjoy the dedicated environment and resources in the program, as well as the many possibilities made available to social scientists on the Berkeley campus.

 The MORS PhD program boasts an excellent placement record, having populated the faculty ranks of the top universities in the country.

Courses include:

  • Research and Theory in Business:  Behavioral Science
  • Research Seminar in Management of Organizations
  • Teaching Busines
  •  Research and Theory in Business:  Behavioral Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A complete application includes the following fields:
  • Academic History/ Transcripts 
  • Grades 
  • Three Letters of Recommendation 
  • Test Scores 
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Personal History Statement 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16979 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    33958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16979 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    18856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9428 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Berkeley

  • 1750 - 2820 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


In conjunction with the regular financial aid programs of the university, the Haas School of Business does its best to provide financial assistance to deserving PhD students. This usually takes the form of a financial aid package over four years of study at Berkeley and includes stipends, grants, fellowships, and other awards, plus tuition and fees. All financial aid is based on the satisfactory academic progress of the student. Students are automatically considered for departmental aid when they submit their application for admission and are notified about their award when they are accepted into the program.

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