On standards or conventions specific to management as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field. Do not use 'management' for questions on managing research projects, or managing situations; use other tags (such as 'lab-management' or 'workplace').

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Start the PhD research before taking my masters?

I was thinking about getting my masters in Novmber 2015 or May 2016 (An 18 month masters) but i was wondering if its possible to start my PhD research from now, i have an idea of what my research ...
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Podcasts like Manager Tools/Career Tools, but for academics: Do they exist?

The Manager Tools and Career Tools series of podcasts are industry-oriented, but I find great value in them as I retool for an academic career. I was never a manager in my industry career, but the ...
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strategy to divide the class of large number of students

Let us consider that one is supposed to teach a class of a large number of students (say 100 or more). I am thinking of this scenario corresponding to undergraduate students, but hoping for a general ...
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Wildly Varying Scores on GMAT and GRE - Should I Send Both?

I am applying now to PhD programs in various management related fields (quantitative marketing and finance) and took both the GMAT and GRE back in October. My score, specifically in the quantitative ...
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How to best approach literature with low informational content for good retention

My question relates to a certain type of opaque pseudo-technical prose that unfortunately is so pervasive in management literature. Authors with this kind of writing style like to make completely ...
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Effect of passing management courses on research career

By reviewing syllabus of a MBA course, and its entry requirements such as some years of industry job experience; it comes to mind that these type of management courses are designed only for the people ...
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Does engineering undergrad performance matter for masters in management admission?

In Masters in Management (MSc Mgmt/MIM) admissions, how much weight is generally given by the Adcom to the applicant's undergrad performance, especially if it's an unrelated one like engineering? ...
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Should I publish as sole author and do everything or invite coauthors so that I mostly just do the programming and benchmarking?

Consider the concept of opportunity cost. There are two possible situations: a) I program everything, do the evaluation with a benchmark, tell nobody, write everything and publish alone. b) I ...
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I have been pigeonholed, how can I solve it?

I can program, write papers and research. I'm better at research, but due to the lack of programmers I've been assigned programming tasks in my current institution. Additionally, I have little ...
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Transition from PhD to Project Manager position

I'm approaching the end of my PhD adventure and I've started looking around for job opportunities. Recently, I found a job posting that fits my career goals quite nicely but it has more managerial ...
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Advice for a career in healthcare management

I have a bachelor's degree in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics and an MBA from a AACSB accredited university. I have about four years of work experience in the field of healthcare management. I have ...
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Group/lab guide for new students and post-docs: what should it contain?

Large research groups have guides for newcomers, which contain both important information, both high-level and practical, on their new position and the group. I don't have such a large group, but I ...
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Management after Software Engineering undergraduate degree or separate management masters degree?

I am currently an undergraduate student studying BEng (Hons) Software Engineering at University of Greenwich. I want to do masters but I am not sure what to do. I am a very talented software architect ...
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How to handle a PI who constantly threatens to kick me out of their lab?

I am a first-year PhD student in Biology and I am currently working in a lab for a very hard-to-please PI (a new PI who started a couple years ago and only just recruited her first few graduate ...
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What is the principal investigator’s responsibility regarding data authenticity?

Every now and then, you hear stories of data being fabricated by a graduate student (or post-doc) who felt the pressure to publish groundbreaking results was too much. This unethical behavior makes me ...
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How do we end the culture of “endless hours at work”?

In many of the research groups I’ve worked at or visited, there is a culture that endless hours in the lab equal successful researcher. (I am in a theoretical field, so requirement of long-running ...
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Engineers/Scientists to break into management consulting

Engineers and Scientists are probably not the kind of people management consulting companies look for. But I think many of such would be highly qualified and a good fit for management consulting ...