The PhD concentration in Strategic Management (SGM) is a full-time program that prepares students for academic careers at major research universities. The program, which is built around coursework in Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Global Business, adopts an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of these areas. Ongoing research in the department includes work on inter-organizational relationships, knowledge structures that undergird innovation, technological innovations, corporate venture capital, disruptive innovations, industry emergence, venture capital syndication, global knowledge flows, and emerging multinationals.

SGM faculty members have editorial board appointments at leading academic journals such as the

Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Journal of International Business Studies. Many have been recognized through research awards, including the “Best Paper of the Decade” and “Best Paper of the Year” from the Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, and Academy of Management Journal. In addition, faculty members perform high-visibility leadership roles in professional organizations such as the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society and the Academy of International Business. Our vibrant visiting scholars’ program and research seminar series attract top scholars from the U.S. and around the world, and the SGM department is home to the Institute of Global Management Studies, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

Under guidance from our faculty, Strategic Management PhD students explore a wide range of topical issues. Our students regularly present in premier international conferences, and our alumni currently hold faculty positions in reputable institutions such as the Univ. of Miami, George Mason University, Rutgers University and the Indian School of Business.

For more information please consult the Strategic Management Department website and program promotional materials.


Financial Aid

All students admitted to this program are considered for full financial support for up to five years. Funding typically comes in the form of research or teaching assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend. The funding is renewable every year, subject to adequate progress and annual evaluations. Students who apply before the January 15 deadline will also be considered for Temple University’s prestigious university fellowships.