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  1. I'd say yes to most of those, at least in my program and others I've looked at. Many PhD programs list at least some of their core course requirements on their website that will help you determine the types of math classes you'll take. Econometrics and/or multivariate analysis are most common; some programs are more math-heavy whereas other programs expect you to learn on your own as needed for your research. Some strategy programs are very economics-focused whereas some are more behavioral (e.g., understanding CEO personality or behavior), and that may to some extent determine the types of courses they require. Many programs will have some sort of math camp prior to starting your coursework to review the basics and get everyone up to speed.
  2. I'm an OB candidate on the market now. It's difficult to say what it will be like in 5 years or so when new PhD students will hit the job market. COVID has things in flux but there are also projections that undergraduate enrollments are expected to drop significantly in the next few years, leading some universities to replace tenure-track faculty with non-tenure-track in preparation for that. I agree that if you are set on a research university placement (R1 or high-end R2), you would do best to attend a top (~T50 or above) PhD program. Some students under-place at a teaching or balanced school and then move up after a few pubs, but even that is getting increasingly difficult to achieve, especially if you end up with a 3-3 teaching load. Social psychology candidates also apply for OB positions in addition to IO psych folk, but it goes both ways. Salary is generally much lower if you apply to psych positions, and you typically need grant experience, so few OB candidates go that route. Post-docs are becoming somewhat more common in the management field, and I suspect more students will take a 6th year to get a publication or two before going to market, so things may look very different a few years from now. My sense is that Accounting has the best tenure-track placement rates, but I don't see a significant difference among other business fields.
  3. Yeah, the salary is a big one I forgot to mention. I've heard that service expectations can be different (more service, more community feel at a teaching school, which is appealing to me). I'm wondering if that's really school-specific or pretty typical for teaching schools. I'm not motivated by money and I've always been more comfortable in smaller, tight-knit departments. I know most PhD students' goals are to place at research institutions, but considering the state of the job market and my personal preferences, I'm looking for something a bit different.
  4. I'm a few months shy of jumping into the academic (tenure-track) job market in management. I'm considering applying to balanced and/or teaching schools. Aside from teaching load and tenure requirements, are there any key differences/pros/cons to working at a balanced vs. a teaching school?
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