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Organizational Behavior & Human Resources PhD Program

Krannert School of Management Building

The Krannert Ph.D. program in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (OBHR) will provide you the personalized mentorship and rigorous educational platform from which to launch a successful academic career at a research-oriented university.  By exposing you to classic and cutting-edge theories, literature streams, research methods, and analytical techniques, we will enable you to conduct exciting and impactful research and to effectively share discovered knowledge with fellow scholars, managers, and students in the U.S. and abroad.  We believe it critical to build your research skills from the outset of your time in our program such that your research record stands out in a highly competitive academic job market. To that end, we will work one-on-one with you on research projects related to topics such as:

  • Leadership and teams
  • Work, family, diversity, and personal life
  • Workplace fairness and justice
  • Employee selection 
  • International Human Resources
  • Stress and burnout
  • Employer branding and recruitment
  • Counterproductive work behaviors
  • Workplace interventions, training, and employee engagement

Of course, these are but a sampling of ongoing projects.  Click here to see the myriad of additional topics our faculty and students have enjoyed researching the past several years.

As you can see, we are passionate about creating and disseminating knowledge that informs organizational efforts to achieve exceptional results for employee, customer, and financial stakeholders. 

To apply to the Krannert Ph.D. program in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (OBHR) for Fall 2021 follow the admissions application instructions. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2021.