The Department of Operations and Information Management offers Ph.D. programs in two areas: information systems and operations management. Both programs are designed to prepare individuals for careers in research and teaching at the university level.
The department’s core areas of research include both operations and information systems. Faculty members have expertise in the following areas: health care operations management, supply chain management, behavioral operations management, service operations management, operations strategy, product development, sustainability, online consumer behavior, auction and competitive bidding, e-business strategy, IT-enabled business transformation, lean work organizations, market efficiency, process design, and process improvement. Our faculty members contribute to significant advancements in the field, as evidenced by our recently published journal articles.
Ideal candidates possess a strong academic background, especially in analytical and quantitative fields. While many students have completed master's degrees or an MBA program, these are not critical.
Each Ph.D. student follows customized coursework in order to fulfill the requirement of 32 credits. This coursework includes classes in both research methodology and in the major area.