Requirements + Expectations

Degree Requirements

The Management and Organizations graduate degree program is interdisciplinary and draws heavily from the fields of mathematics, economics, and the behavioral sciences. A summary of requirements and expectations appears below.


  • 36 units of credit in the major field
  • 12 units of credit in the minor field
  • 18 units of dissertation credit
  • Master's project (years 1 and 2)
  • Comprehensive exams (usually after year 2 or 3)
  • Teach one full semester-long course as primary instructor to Undergraduate Students (year 4)

Additionally, students must:

  • Meet all requirements in a 10-year period
  • Complete at least 6 semesters of full-time graduate study
  • Take at least 30 units through of the UA

Program Expectations

The Ph.D. program provides strong theoretical and methodological training. Students are expected to:

  • Acquire and demonstrate an intellectual mastery of specialized sub-topics within these areas
  • Acquire and demonstrate a working knowledge core literature in organization behavior, organization theory, policy and decision research
  • Acquire and demonstrate a working knowledge of current developments in these areas
  • Acquire and demonstrate a solid foundation in the creation of theory, research design and methodology
  • Exhibit competency and preparedness for the dissertation and, more generally, for conducting original, significant research
  • Develop strong teaching skills