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Curriculum

Course requirements are outlined below, but you should refer to the PhD Handbook for complete information on all program requirements.

Prerequisites

Students must develop or have competence in accounting, finance and marketing equivalent to one first-year MBA course in each area before graduating from the PhD program.

Major Requirements

Supply Chain and Operations Management Track

Plus three of the following (subject to approval of PhD program advisor):

Strategic Management Track

Plus three of the following (subject to approval of PhD program advisor):

** Courses satisfying statistics and methodology requirements.

Notes

  1. Independent Studies with faculty in the area may be used in lieu of those required courses which are not offered regularly. Any of the above courses can be replaced by other courses if competence in the above course area can be demonstrated through prior coursework and/or research experience. Permission of the PhD advisor is required.
  2. MGO 797 Doctoral Seminar carries one credit hour per semester.

First-Year paper

Must be completed by the end of the first semester of the second year.

Second-Year Paper

Must be completed by the end of the first semester of your third year.

Comprehensive Exam

All students are required to demonstrate competence in their respective fields by successfully completing a comprehensive written examination. The examination is taken following completion of the course requirements, and will include material covered in the courses listed, along with the current departmental reading lists.

PhD Proposal and Dissertation

The PhD proposal is the penultimate milestone to successful graduation. You must present to the faculty sufficient evidence that your dissertation can be completed successfully before your proposal is approved. It may be appropriate for you, therefore, to include some sample data in the proposal to show how the data will be used in the dissertation. However, you are not be required to complete all data collection prior to making the proposal. You must successfully defend your dissertation before the end of your seventh year in the program.

Typical Minors for OMS PhD Students

Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Finance, OB/HR, Marketing and Management Information Systems

Requirements for a Minor in OMS

Supply Chain and Operations Management Track

Strategic Management Track

Competence in areas of accounting, finance and marketing are prerequisite requirements for certain of these courses. Competence can be established by taking graduate courses in these areas. Independent studies may be used in lieu of any of the above courses, which are not offered regularly. A comprehensive exam is required for all minors.