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Graduates from the Ph.D. program in M&O span the globe.

Ph.D. Program in Management & Organizations

"The people associated with the Ph.D. program here at the University of Iowa are actively engaged in the lives and development of Ph.D. students. Faculty members, the Ph.D. students who have been in the program for a couple years, and other associated program personnel all consistently demonstrate an interest in the lives of new Ph.D. students and offer guidance and support where needed. Moreover, many peripheral activities take place beyond the classroom that greatly benefit Ph.D. students: research seminars attended with faculty, informal and formal luncheons and dinners with faculty, and a guest lecturer series that exposes students to other perspectives."
—Brian McCormick, 3rd-year Ph.D. student

Iowa's Ph.D. program in management and organizations (M&O) emphasizes individuals and teams as integral components in successful 21st-century organizations. M&O faculty are leaders in the areas of micro-organizational behavior (OB) and human resource management (HRM), gaining worldwide recognition for impactful research and leading the top journals in our field. Among our faculty are some of the "most published authors" in the two leading industrial-organizational psychology journals, the Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology, as well as the current editor of Academy of Management Learning & Education and a former editor of Academy of Management Journal, the premier pedagogical and empirical journals in management.


The mission of Iowa's Ph.D. program in M&O is to train future scholars for placement in top research and teaching universities. We develop our students to conduct the highest quality applied research, teach to standards of excellence, and be active participants in their local and professional organizations. Graduates of our program are placed in tenure-track positions at accredited universities around the world, where they continue to engage in top-level scholarship, teaching, and service.

Recent News

Faculty Named Influential Scholars

M&O faculty ranked third (behind Harvard and Minnesota and tied with Rutgers) in a list of Influential Scholars in the Field of Management, ranked by the Academy of Management Perspectives. Six M&O faculty were listed among the 384 most influential scholars, and three faculty were listed in the top 83 who received their degrees since 1991.

SIOP Award to Mick Mount and Two Former Ph.D. Students

Mick Mount

Mick Mount, the Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Human Resource Management, and two former Ph.D. students, In-Sue Oh and W. Gang, won the SIOP 2013 Joyce and Robert Hogan Award for Personality and Performance. Their paper was judged to have the highest potential to further the understanding of personality as it relates to work performance. (Oh, I.S., Gang, W., & Mount, M.K., 2011). Validity of observer ratings of the Five-factor Model personality traits: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 762-773.

Rynes Named to Foundation Board

Sara Rynes

Sara Rynes, the John F. Murray Professor of Management and Organizations, has been named to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation Board.