The PhD major in Management Science and Systems offers two tracks: Management Science and Management Systems.
The Management Science track emphasizes the use of mathematical, statistical and economic techniques to model complex management and management-related problems.
The Management Systems track emphasizes the use of 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.
"Our management science and systems students have an opportunity to learn a diverse and eclectic set of research skills and paradigms."
Raj Sharman, Associate Professor
Management Science and Systems Department
Our Management Science and Systems (MSS) faculty members are committed scholars who are internationally known for their research achievements. They are actively engaged with their students, often working jointly with them on various research projects. In addition:
The Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Operations Management rank our faculty as among the most productive nationwide in the creation of real-world research. A small sampling of faculty research interests in MSS includes:
Our management science and systems graduates accept positions at major universities throughout the U.S. and the world, as well as at leading consulting and research firms.
Recent placements include:
For more information about the particular research efforts of our MSS faculty, visit our Faculty Web pages. If you wish to speak to a faculty member directly, you may do so by contacting Raj Sharman, associate professor.
For degree requirements please consult the latest PhD handbook by following the Handbook link in the left nagivation frame.
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School of Management
University at Buffalo
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