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Entrance Requirements for the PhD in Management

The next cohort for a PhD in Management will be admitted in August 2023.
The following is projected for students entering the university in 2021-22 and is subject to change.

To enter the Doctor of Philosophy in Management program, a student must:

  • Hold an MBA, master’s degree in a business-related field, or a master’s degree and substantial business-related work experience
  • Have taken the GMAT or GRE exam and received an adequate score
  • Have written a substantial research paper as evidence of academic writing.
    The paper may have been submitted for required course assignments or as a thesis in the student’s master’s degree program. This should be a paper written by the student alone, not a project by a team of students. This writing sample may be accepted as a substitute for scores on GMAT or GRE.
  • At least two years of professional work experience in a business is preferred.

English language verification

Applicants must submit official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years of at least 110 on Duolingo, 6.5 on IELTS Academic, 90 on TOEFL iBT or 58 on PTE.

Before your first class

All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique. If you have not learned it yet:

  • MIU has a special TM course fee of $210 for students.
  • Most on-campus students are encouraged to learn the TM® technique before arrival on campus but have the option to learn upon arrival. Ask your admissions counselor for details.
  • Online students are required to learn the TM technique before starting the first class at MIU. The full $210 TM course fee will be refunded by MIU at the time of enrollment.
  • Contact your admissions counselor for details.
  • Find information on the TM technique or search for a TM teacher at TM.org