PhD in Organizational Behavior

Develop a high level of professional creativity and interpersonal competence in Weatherhead School of Management’s PhD in Organizational Behavior program. The first of its kind, graduating our first PhD students in 1964, our full-time program sets the standard for universities worldwide. 

United by a passion for generating new knowledge of enduring consequence through scholarly research, inquiry and writing as well as deeply reflective practice, you’ll study in a department consistently ranked among the best in the world—and learn from renowned faculty members who are committed to your success.

At a Glance

program of its kind in the country
years to complete
students admitted each year

The Weatherhead Way

Peter B. Lewis Building

At Case Western Reserve, you’ll study at one of the nation’s leading research universities—in one of the country’s most culturally robust neighborhoods. You’ll live and learn in a city known for industry and healthcare innovation, where nearly 40% of Fortune 500 companies are represented. You’ll learn breakthrough business concepts from the people who wrote the book on them.

Plus, you’ll:

  • Learn more than just the core skills of business management,
  • Discover yourself better as a person and as a leader, and
  • Build the skills you need to reach beyond problem solving to solution innovation.

Want to find out how?

Request Information Today

Your PhD, Your Way

Close up shot of several pairs of hands filling out papers at a table

Market-driven Curriculum

Our interdisciplinary course of study covers key social science domains such as psychology, sociology, learning theory, organization theory, living systems theory, management science and the organizational dimensions of global sustainability and change. 

An older white masculine student looks to professor during a class lecture

Expansive Options

Through mentoring, guidance and professional colleagueship, relationships developed with faculty and fellow students often turn into lifelong networks of personal friendships and professional development.

Become In Demand

Organizational behavior is a vital and growing field of knowledge that is concerned with human and developmental processes across levels of analysis from individuals and groups through organizations, inter-organizational systems and societies. 

The academic roots of the field span the disciplines of individual and social psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science and social philosophy. Organizational behavior situates the knowledge and tools of those disciplines in the context of the human dimensions of organizational life. 

Your Next Step Starts Now

Ready to develop transformational ideas for the betterment of business and society? That’s the Weatherhead way. Get started today: