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Management, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The management track focuses heavily on organizational behavior and strategy. The track is research-based and emphasizes how organizational and strategic concepts function in the global business environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Managing Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Social Perspectives on the Business Enterprise
  • Professional Development
  • Seminar in Organizational Behavior
  • Seminar in Strategic Management
  • Seminar in Organizational Theory
  • Development of Effective Research Programs in Business
  • Special Research Topics in Business

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 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).

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 600

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

Applicants are evaluated for admission based on the following requirements.

  • A minimum Graduate GPA of 3.5
  • A Minimum GMAT score of 600 (or its GRE equivalent)
  • Three recommendation letters from, for instance, former professors or work supervisors
  • A Statement of Purpose (SOP) indicating why the applicant is pursuing the Ph.D. degree and why in our program, including career objectives for after graduation
  • Enriching life experiences, such as study abroad programs, work experience in a business or managerial setting, or service to others

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1529 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1529 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1529 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1529 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    763 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 763 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Detroit

  • 1050 - 1770 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


All students offered admission to the Ph.D. program are automatically considered for graduate assistantship; there is no additional application to complete. Awards go to candidates who are accepted into the program for four years.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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