Purdue University

Krannert School of Management

Strategic Management PhD Area of the Management Program


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Strategic Management PhD Area of the Management Program

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Strategic Management addresses the decisions that are fundamental to an organization's ultimate and operational goals-- the decisions that determine whether it will earn above-average returns. These are critical for both entrepreneurial firms and established firms. Emphasis is placed upon the strategic decisions that enable a firm to generate resources and capabilities so as to attain a competitive advantage relative to rivals. Strategic decisions are global, cut across functional lines, and usually involve long-time horizons and long-term resource commitments and risks, which imply strategies may be difficult to reverse. To prepare students to become leading scholars and teachers in the field of strategic management, students typically take four seminars in strategic management as well as doctoral-level courses in economics, finance, and statistics.



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: Writing: 18 Speaking: 18 Listening: 14 Reading: 19 Total: 77 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: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# 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+

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