Find out what it takes to be accepted into one of the most challenging, recognized and rewarding PhD in Management programs in the world.

Successful applicants have strong quantitative and verbal skills and have completed or are completing bachelor's or master's degrees in relevant fields such as statistics, economics, engineering, computer science, psychology or business.

Although not a requirement, knowledge and experience in database management (e.g. Oracle, SQL) and experimental research or survey methodology may prove useful for conducting research.

Application Process

Our program offers fall admission only. Completed applications and all credentials must be received in the School of Management by January 3 to be considered for admission.

The priority application deadline is December 15 with decision notification by February 1 and the final deadline is January 3 with decision notification by February 15. You are encouraged to submit application materials before the deadline.

Follow the steps below carefully to ensure you complete the application process correctly.

  • Application Instructions
    Requirements for all PhD program applicants.
  • Additional Steps for International Applicants
    Instructions for international PhD applicants.

Tuition and Fees

Visit UB's Student Accounts website for the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on graduate program tuition and fees.1, 2

All tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the university. Tuition information was published in July 2024 and reflects SUNY-approved rates for fall 2024.  

2 In accordance with SUNY policy, the University at Buffalo will verify initial residency status during the admissions process. Please note, newly admitted students claiming permanent domicile in New York State for 12 months or more at time of application will be asked to provide three supporting documents to verify residency, prior to initial enrollment. If you receive an admission offer, you will be contacted to provide this verification documentation. Please refer to the UB Graduate School's Verifying New York State Residency webpage for more information and acceptable forms of documentation. 

Critical Dates

  • Who may apply: All applicants
  • Priority deadline: December 15, 2024
  • Application deadline: January 3, 2025
  • Decision notification: February 15, 2025
  • $500 tuition deposit due: April 15, 2025

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