The Lundquist College of Business Doctoral Program in Operations Management prepares students seeking academic and research careers.
Operations Management (OM) concerns how organizations should optimize business processes (e.g., production, distribution) and policies (e.g., staffing, pricing) both internally and within the broader supply chain.
Researchers in the OM area address these complex decisions using rigorous research methods that require a solid foundation in model building, theory development, and data analysis. These foundational skills reflect the strength of the Lundquist College's Department of Operations and Business Analytics, whose faculty work closely with students within the OM doctoral program.
In addition to its OM faculty, the Department of Operations and Business Analytics spans the areas of Information Systems (IS) and Statistics, allowing doctoral students to benefit from coursework and research opportunities in two areas complementary to the OM area. Due to the quantitative orientation of this PhD option, students entering the program should have interests that lie at the intersection of applied mathematics and business research.