Marketing PhD Area of the Management Program
The objective of the Marketing Ph.D. Program area of the Krannert Graduate School of Management is to educate cutting-edge future researchers who will contribute to the advancement of Marketing and Management Science. The program is a very focused one and the emphasis is put on quantitative methods and their applications in Management Science.
Students learn theoretical models and their empirical applications related to consumer behavior, organization buying behavior, pricing, product design, advertising, promotion, sales force, distribution, new product planning, marketing planning, and strategy decisions in their doctoral coursework in Marketing. The Research-Methods Requirement prepares students for research by providing necessary skills and tools through rigorous coursework. The Marketing doctoral seminars expand this research-methods base and expose students to specific Marketing applications. The goal is to provide an opportunity for students to identify contemporary, substantive marketing problems and come up with creative and original research ideas.
Students are expected to have basic quantitative skills. The required coursework addresses and builds on these quantitative skills. Depending on their interests, a student's research may cover a range of topics, such as advanced statistics & econometrics, optimization techniques, economic theory, psychology and decision theory.
International Student Requirements:
The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or the TOEFL, must be taken by applicants whose native language is not English. The official score report for the TOEFL should be sent from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to Purdue University.
Minimum TOEFL iBT Scores for admission are as follows:
Purdue University also accepts International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. An overall score of 6.5 is required for admission.
The Test of Written English (TWE) and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) are not a requirement for either admission or standard financial aid packages, including assistantships and fellowships. However, the TSE is required to be considered for awards that are based on teaching potential if an applicant's native language is not English.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 42
In State Tuition (per year): 298 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 298 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize Suburb
Size & Settings: 40,000+