The PhD concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) prepares students in theoretical and empirical research to assume academic positions in operations-related departments at major research universities. This concentration’s interdisciplinary approach allows students to immerse themselves in the tenets of operations and supply chain and services, and to utilize cross-disciplinary methods from marketing, information systems, statistics, healthcare management, engineering and economics.
Working directly with faculty, students explore a wide range of topical issues, participate in top international conferences and publish in leading journals. The internationally recognized research faculty guide students in collaborative research opportunities.
Faculty have published in leading academic journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly and Journal of Operations Management, among others. OSCM faculty also serve in the editorial positions in leading academic journals. Incoming students can expect to collaborate with their faculty mentors on joint research and publication in their first year and beyond.
The OSCM group is also home to the Center for Business Analytics and Disruptive Technologies. The center coordinates and seeds multidisciplinary industry projects that explore how business analytics and disruptive technologies can be used for better decision-making. The center aims to foster cutting-edge research, industry outreach, education and development of commercial tools.