Frequently Asked Questions
A: You will be required to take the TOEFL to complete your application. The graduate school minimum for the TOEFL is 213 CBT / 79 iBT; the program recommended minimum is 250 CBT / 100 iBT. The state of Ohio requires a minimum score on the TSE in order to be certified to teach as a graduate teaching assistant at the University. The graduate school and program minimum score for the TSE is 60. You can submit your TSE scores at any point before or after admission. The TSE is not required to complete your application.
Q: Do I have to take the GRE? Will a GMAT score work?
A: The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is accepted as part of a complete application for the PhD program. The GMAT is also acceptable for students applying for the BPS Ph.D. program. You do not need to submit both test scores - either GRE or GMAT will suffice. [Note: If you have taken neither test prior to application, the GMAT is the preferred exam.]
A: It is not the practice of the BPS program to accept transfer credits. The acceptance of transfer credits is at the discretion of the Graduate Studies Committee for the BPS PhD program.
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Q: What is the deadline to apply to the program?
A: Click here for application deadlines.
A: 100% of those students admitted are either funded by Graduate Research Assistantships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, or by Fellowship. There is no additional information, forms, etc., you will need to submit to apply for funding as all applicants who are admitted are funded.
A: The majority of admission decisions are made between January 15th and March 15th.
A: Advanced seminars are offered in Strategic Management and International Business, Organization Theory, and special topics in Strategic Management and International Business.
A: No, the BPS PhD is research oriented towards a career in academics. Students spend a considerable amount of their academic experience working on research projects. Some of our students do go into consulting, but the degree is primarily oriented towards academic research.
A: Students enroll in at least six (6) statistics courses including Analysis of Variance, Regression, Factor Analysis, and Structural Equations.
A: Yes, students work closely with faculty during individual or class projects producing and publishing studies.
A: The faculty of the Business Policy and Strategy PhD program have doctoral degrees in Psychology, Economics, and Business. Follow this link to look at some specific research interests of the faculty.