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Operations Management and Strategy

   "Our PhD candidates have an opportunity to learn a diverse,
    and eclectic range of research and teaching methods, from our
    award-winning faculty members who excel in both research and

    Nallan Suresh
    Department Chair
    UB Distinguished Professor
    Operations Management and Strategy Department

The PhD major in the Department of Operations Management and Strategy offers two tracks:

The objective of this PhD program, in both tracks, is to develop high-quality researchers, educators and consultants, enabling them to emerge as influential scholars in their chosen fields. Working closely with our faculty members, our doctoral candidates receive individual training in state-of-the-art research methods and teaching skills. All our doctoral scholars publish articles in leading journals of the field, and several of our doctoral candidates have won prestigious national awards for their dissertation research. 

Our faculty members are leading researchers and award-winning teachers who are recognized internationally for their academic and industry expertise in global supply chain and operations management, and in strategy & entrepreneurship. Our faculty members are globally connected, conducting research programs in North America, Europe and Asia. They are committed scholars and, as a doctoral candidate, you will work with them in collaborative fashion. You will also have the opportunity to interact with renowned visiting scholars, gaining exposure to a wide range of research paradigms. You will be steered towards dissertation topics that are of high academic and social impact.

Some recently completed dissertations in the supply chain and operations track include:

Some dissertations currently in progress:

Recent award-winning papers by our doctoral candidates include:

Thus, our department provides a unique opportunity for innovation and distinctiveness by bringing together the areas of strategic management, and supply chain and operations management. While a few business schools have linked operations management with other functional areas such as marketing, our department aims to pursue innovative research and education that address important relationships among business strategy, entrepreneurship, and the management of global supply chains.

For more information about specific research efforts of OMS faculty, visit our faculty profiles. Also you can view our current PhD candidates pages. If you wish to speak to a faculty member directly, you may do so by contacting Winston Lin, PhD or Nallan Suresh , PhD.

For degree requirements please consult the latest PhD handbook.

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