PhD in Operations and Supply Chain Management
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is designed to give the candidate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of his or her professional field and training in methods of research. The final basis for granting the degree is the candidate's grasp of the subject matter of a broad field of study and a demonstrated ability to do independent research that makes a significant contribution to the body of knowledge. In addition, the candidate must acquire the ability to express thoughts clearly and assertively both orally and in writing. The degree is not granted solely for the completion of coursework, residence and technical requirements, although these must be met.
Examples of research areas to which our faculty have contributed include: supply chain design and control, inventory management, production scheduling, product development, facility location, design of services, industrial contracting, logistics, manufacturing and supply-chain strategy, forecasting, behavioral operations management, and information technology applications in supply chain management.
The doctoral program is strongly research oriented and has a systems point of view, stressing the interrelations of the functional business areas and the importance of effective decision making. The goal is to develop professionals who are well grounded in underlying theory in their disciplines and who have refined problem-solving capabilities. The program has three primary objectives:
- To provide comprehensive knowledge of business concepts and practices in operations and supply chain management to support teaching and publishing in top academic journals.
- To develop advanced competencies for conducting quality research, directing research of others, and communicating research findings through teaching and writing.
- To prepare candidates for the varied responsibilities of academic careers or for positions requiring similar research and analytical skills.
For additional information about our PhD program, please contact us via email or contact the program advisor.
Associate Professor and PhD Program Advisor