Hello Every One ! I am interested in doing my Ph.D. in Marketing from the US. I am M.Phil ( Eco.) and MBA but from a not so well known institute. I have almost 10 years of work experience , mostly in academics. Any suggestions as to where I should apply? I think I will get 700+ in GMAT.
Welcome to GMATClub. Admissions to PhD Programs are quite competitive and rest on multiple factors. Your experience seems quite extensive, perhaps it may help us discuss your issues further if you can give a broad outline of the kind of work that you have done. Also,
1. How are your GPA/ undergrad stats ? Where have you done MBA from ? MBA usually is not considered a necessary point by PhD Adcomms, but it may help you during the PhD program.
2. Where are you currently based ? India or US ?
3. What is it that you wish to do post PhD ?
Also GMAT scores for Internationals are generally higher than those from the host country so use this site for boosting up your score. Aim for the moon - aka 800, you will end up with something like 750, if you have the ability.
Now to the places that you can apply to , the following Univs have a very good Marketing program and you can consider them among others. I would also suggest looking at European Schools (London Business School, INSEAD) to expand your school selection. Remember, this is just a pick, there is NO defined ranking of PhD programs. Also Go to the b-schools' websites and read up on what the profs do research on to see where you match. Make sure that the schools have the centers and facilities to help with your research. Also make sure the environment is there that you'd like. This includes the size of the student body, the environment of the city, etc.
Good Schools for Marketing (This is NOT a ranking !) -
Wharton, Harvard, Stanford, NYU (Stern), INSEAD, Univ of Texas -Austin, Michigan, Kellog.
I have also requested one of my friends who has been selected at a Top tier PhD programs in Marketing to respond to your post.
Best of Luck !