Acquire a foundation in rigorous analytical modeling and empirical methods.
The PhD program in operations management or decision sciences provides students with a foundation in rigorous analytical modeling and empirical methods so they can pursue research careers at leading academic institutions.
A key strength of the department is the broad expertise of its faculty. For example, areas of methodological expertise of faculty include operations research, game theory, simulation, data mining, econometrics, laboratory experiments, survey research, and big data methods such as machine learning.
Before students choose their dissertation advisor, they are paired with different faculty members during their first two years in the program and work on research projects.