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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.
RequirementsREQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
- Completed online application form
- Statement of Purpose
- Transcripts for all college/university degrees and courses:
- 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.