Fields of Study:
Decision, Operations & Information Technologies
Operations Management/Management Science
The requirements outlined below are effective for students starting the program
in Fall 2006. Students who started the program before Fall 2006 should follow the
Research Methodology Courses
If a student chooses to take a course different from BMGT 808G, BMGT 808X or
ECON 603, then the student needs approval from the PhD coordinator. For more information
about these and other courses,
BMGT 808F Seminar in Operations Management, plus five additional courses.
There are two major concentrations: Management
Science (MS), and Operations Management (OM). The choice of courses is open; however,
the student needs approval from the PhD coordinator when choosing a course sequence.
For example, a student whose major concentration is in OM generally would be expected
to take more advanced courses in game theory, in addition to any PhD seminar in
OM offered. For more information about courses that can be taken,
Four courses in an area. The choice of area is open; examples are shown below:
Any additional Smith School PhD program requirements also have to be met, e.g.
the minimum number of credits required for graduation, or courses in business functional
For academic issues, contact:
Dr. Wedad Elmaghraby
Associate Professor of Management Science and Operations Management
For admission issues, application status, or other questions, please Email