Technology and Operations Management

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:60 months
Deadline: Dec 28, 2021
StudyQA ranking:1302

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The doctoral program in Technology & Operations Management prepares students to conduct important research on a broad range of issues in operations and innovation, including:

  • Operations management and strategy
  • Supply chain management
  • Managing innovation and new product development
  • Organizational learning and process improvement
  • Leveraging operational capabilities to create and sustain competitive advantage


Examples of recent and current doctoral thesis topics include:

  • Examining how employee non-compete agreements affect entrepreneurship and job mobility
  • Improving retailers' sales forecasting using cost-of-sales, inventory levels, and gross margins
  • How familiarity among team members fosters organizational capabilities among teams
  • The implications of operations management for investors
  • How firms influence service quality, and how service quality affects performance

By combining education in disciplinary theories, training in a variety of research methods, and exposure to practicing managers through field research, the curriculum enables students to bring theory and careful research to bear to address research questions that illuminate important business problems.


  • Completed online application form
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts for all college/university degrees and courses:
Self-reported transcripts are accepted for both DBA programsand PhD programs. Applicants must upload copies of his/her transcripts to the online application system. Hard copy transcripts will only be required if admitted to a program, prior to enrollment. GSAS no longer requires hard copy transcripts to be submitted for PhD Programs (Business Economics, Health Policy Management, and Organizational Behavior) at the application stage. Similarly, DBA programs only require electronic copies at the application stage.
  • Current GMAT or GRE scores (see details below)
  • TOEFL scores (non-native English speakers see details below)
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from an academic source). Recommendation letters must be submitted online through the online application system. Hard copy recommendation letters will not be accepted.
  • $105 application fee via credit card


All incoming students, regardless of need and background, are awarded a fellowship which includes tuition, single-person health fees, and a living stipend ($39,600 for 2014-2015).

Although there is no formal commitment, it is expected that a similar level of financial aid will be awarded for up to five years. All financial aid awards are contingent upon a student's satisfactory academic progress.

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