Who Should Apply
The PhD program will be small and highly selective. Admission to the program is competitive and based on an applicant’s academic merit, interest in research and creation of knowledge, and match of research interests with faculty in the College of Business. We seek individuals with intellectual rigor who show an innate level of curiosity for learning supported by strong work habits and capacity for perseverance. They should also have the capacity to be self-starters and exhibit good communication skills.
We prefer students with background that are relevant to their chosen area of study. For example:
Prior coursework in marketing, management, MIS, supply chain and demonstrated skills in customer research and statistics.
Prior coursework and practical experience in MIS, computer science or engineering, or systems design and implementation.
Supply Chain Management
Prior coursework and professional experience in logistics, operations, transportation, distribution, and product development.
However, we are also interested in outstanding students who have educational and/or work backgrounds in related fields (e.g., other business disciplines, economics, sociology, psychology, engineering) who have a genuine interest in our areas of specialization.
Candidates to the Ph.D. program must also meet the required Academic Prerequisites.