Management Science and Systems

MSS PhD student Sagarika Suresh Thimmanayakanapalya.

Become a leading scholar of emerging technologies through sophisticated research of complex information systems.

The use of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, machine learning, predictive analytics and business intelligence tools are creating new methods to conduct, operate and manage business in every industry. Demand for advanced research in these areas is explosive.

Widely respected around the world, our program is known as a leader in health information technology, online marketplaces, information assurance and security, and machine learning. 

Choose a track to focus and enhance your PhD program:

  • Management Science: Gain a deep understanding of mathematical programming, multicriteria decision-making, design science, behavioral science, statistical methodology and application and decision support systems. This track emphasizes the use of mathematical, statistical and economic techniques to model complex management and management-related problems.
  • Management Systems: Focus on management information systems, design science, behavioral science, decision support systems, information assurance, e-commerce and global information technology management. Apply systems analysis techniques, quantitative techniques, analytical and simulation modeling, and theory building, statistical analysis and other analytical methods in the structuring and resolution of management problems.

World-Class Research

Work with faculty who are ranked among the most productive researchers by the Academy of Management Journal, as well as by top scholarly journals within their discipline. Our faculty:

  • Are globally connected and have active research programs throughout Europe, Asia and North America
  • Are regularly cited in such international media outlets as the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post, NPR, Bloomberg Business, Al Jazeera and Nasdaq
  • Collaborate with regional, national and international business leaders
  • Help you connect across disciplines throughout UB and with visiting scholars to gain exposure to a wide range of research paradigms
  • Guide you in the exploration of high-impact research, positioning you for publication in leading academic journals
  • Publish in and serve on editorial boards for leading academic journals
  • Encourage emerging scholars to participate in UB's interdisciplinary Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education
  • Receive funding from the National Science Foundation, Air Force Research Labs, Department of Defense and other government agencies

Contact Us

Management Science and Systems Department
School of Management
University at Buffalo
325 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000

Tel:  716-645-3245
Fax: 716-645-6117

To speak with a faculty member directly, contact Haimonti Dutta, assistant professor and PhD program faculty advisor, management science and systems.

Alumni Success

Niam Yaraghi PhD '14.

Niam Yaraghi, PhD ’14, accepted an offer to serve as a fellow at the prestigious Brookings Institution. Brookings, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C., is consistently ranked as the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tank in the country. Learn more about Niam and his work.

Research Focus Areas

Join an intellectual community of scholars with an expansive breadth and depth of research interests, including:

  • Behavioral security
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud computing
  • Extreme events
  • Health information technology
  • Incentive mechanism design
  • Information assurance
  • Machine learning, predictive analytics
  • Online marketplaces
  • Social network analysis

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