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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
    UB Distinguished Professor
    Chair, Operations Management and Strategy Department

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

The operations management and strategy major in the Management PhD program offers two tracks:

The objective of 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. 

Work Alongside Renowned Researchers

Our faculty members are committed scholars, leading researchers and award-winning teachers who are recognized internationally for their academic and industry expertise in global supply chains and operations management and in strategy and entrepreneurship. They are globally connected, conducting research programs in North America, Europe and Asia.

As a doctoral candidate, you will work with our faculty in a 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 toward dissertation topics that are of high academic and social impact.

Recently Completed Dissertations in the Supply Chains and Operations Management Track

Dissertations Currently in Progress

Recent Award-Winning Papers by our Doctoral Candidates

For more information about specific research efforts of OMS faculty, visit our faculty profiles. You can also view our current PhD candidates pages. If you wish to speak to a faculty member directly, contact Winston Lin, PhD, professor of operations management and strategy, or Nallan Suresh,PhD, professor and chair, operations management and strategy.

For degree requirements, consult the PhD handbook

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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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