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Management Science and Systems

     "Our management science and systems students
      have an opportunity to learn a diverse and eclectic
      set of research skills and paradigms."

      Raj Sharman, PhD
      Associate Professor
      Management Science and Systems Department

As a management science and systems major in the Management PhD program, you can choose one of two tracks of specialization:

Management Science

The management science track emphasizes the use of mathematical, statistical and economic techniques to model complex management and management-related problems.

Management Systems

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.

Work with Renowned Researchers

You will work with management science and systems (MSS) faculty members who are committed scholars, 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:

  • Virtual enterprises
  • Emerging information technologies
  • Supply chains and operations management, including B2B
  • Marketplaces, ERP and CRM systems
  • Health systems management
  • Strategic database design
  • Cellular manufacturing systems
  • Corporate strategy
  • Information assurance

Land a Position at a Leading University

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:

  • Brookings Institute
  • Washington University
  • University of Texas
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Kansas
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Binghamton University, SUNY
  • Michigan State University

For more information about the particular research efforts of our MSS faculty, visit our faculty profiles. If you wish to speak to a faculty member directly, contact Raj Sharman, PhD, associate professor of management science and systems.

For degree requirements, consult the latest PhD handbook.

Contact Us

Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341

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