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GW PhD in Organization Theory & Strategic Management -- Information Sessions

  • 1.  GW PhD in Organization Theory & Strategic Management -- Information Sessions

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    Invitation to the Management/Strategic Management & Public Policy PhD Program Virtual Open House at George Washington University, School of Business


    The Management/Strategic Management & Public Policy PhD Program at the George Washington University School of Business is now accepting applications for the Fall 2022 cohort. The deadline is January 15, 2022. More information can be found here


    Virtual Open House Information

    Interested applicants are encouraged to attend one of our Management/Strategic Management & Public Policy PhD Program Virtual Open Houses. We are hosting two events in December 2021:


    Thursday, December 9, from 6-7pm EST

    Wednesday, December 15, from 12-1pm EST


    The sessions will include a brief introduction to our program, Q&A session, and research-focused breakout rooms with GWSB faculty members. Please join us at one of these events!


    Please register here in advance to receive the Zoom link. 


    About our Program

    Our five-year, fully-funded doctoral program prepares students to engage in high-quality research and pursue careers as faculty members at top academic research institutions. It offers a balance of core courses and doctoral seminar electives, which allows students to tailor their program to their specific interests. It also emphasizes close faculty-student engagement on research projects. Our students regularly present their research at prestigious conferences and publish in top academic journals. Our students also have strong job placements at universities worldwide. Students in our program receive tuition remission, a generous stipend for five years, health insurance, and access to research funds. We foster a cohesive environment through the Doctoral Student Association, which is dedicated to providing a sense of community and a support network for doctoral students (


    Acceptance to our PhD program is highly competitive. We look for strong academic backgrounds as well as the initiative and intellectual curiosity to break new ground. For more information on our program, please see here


    About our Faculty

    GWSB's Departments of Management and Strategic Management & Public Policy are highly ranked in terms of research productivity among all private universities in the country for the 2015-2021 period (see: The departments' faculty have expertise in organizational behavior, organization theory, strategic management, sustainability, innovation, human resource management, business ethics, public policy, entrepreneurship, tourism and hospitality management. Our research active faculty hold editorial and board roles in a range of journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Organization Theory, Organizational Research Methods, and Personnel Psychology, among others. They also have leadership roles in professional organizations such as the Academy of Management and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Our faculty's research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Organizational Research Methods, Personnel Psychology, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal, and many other journals. For details on our program faculty, please see here


    About George Washington University

    Our first President created the George Washington (GW) University by an Act of Congress in 1821, and it is now the largest academic institution in the nation's capital. The University offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts study as well as degrees in business, education, international affairs, law, medicine, public health, and professional studies. GW enrolls a diverse population of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 130 countries. GW is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. It is currently undergoing strategic planning, which will chart a Path to Preeminence toward its bicentennial celebration in 2021 and beyond. 


    The exceptional location affords the GW community unique cultural, intellectual and professional opportunities. The school is located just a few blocks away from global institutions like the World Bank and IMF, as well as thousands of global businesses and non-profits. This proximity allows for a high level of involvement and activity, and our students gain access and experiences that simply cannot be matched. The school also has close access to tourism policymaking, international and national tourism associations, destination marketing and management organizations, and one of the highest concentrations of tourism, hospitality and event companies in the nation. This access provides faculty and students with opportunities to engage with a dynamic community of tourism/hospitality/event management professionals.


    About George Washington University School of Business

    GW School of Business, founded in 1928, is a dynamic and interdisciplinary school located in the heart of Washington, D.C., where policy, business, and society intersect. It is recognized for scholarly research, teaching excellence, and innovative curricula focusing on the responsible and ethical management of organizations in the global environment. In addition to the undergraduate program, its cutting-edge and innovative programs include 13 specialized master's degrees, five MBA formats, and 22 graduate and professional certificates taught by faculty in eight academic departments. The school ranks high among its collegiate competitors (e.g., 53rd in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report).


    We hope to see you at one of our Virtual Open Houses on either Thursday, December 9, from 6-7pm EST, or Wednesday, December 15, from 12-1pm EST!

    Joel Gehman
    George Washington University