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Ph.D. in Business Administration - Management Science Concentration

Concentration Overview

The Ph.D. concentration in Management Science rigorously prepares students to conduct cutting-edge research and to be inspirational instructors in the field of fundamental and applied business modeling, sophisticated quantitative and analytical methods of decision-making. Students will pursue research in the areas of data-oriented decision analytics and will be equipped with analytical and modeling skills such as data mining, statistics, mathematical modeling, simulation, optimization, and business analytics methods. The program emphasizes research that focuses on real-business problems and maintains a balance between theory and practice. Nationally and internationally known faculty members in both predictive and prescriptive analytics fields supervise students’ research progress and help them integrate in their career.

Five Required Foundation Courses (Common to all Ph.D. Concentrations)

  • Research Design Methods I
  • Statistics
  • Econometrics I
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Managerial Research Seminar (non-credit)

Two Required Advanced Research Design/Methods Courses

  • Multivariate Statistical Methods
  • Econometrics II

Six Concentration Courses

  • Predictive Modeling and Causal Analytics
  • Optimization
  • Non-parametric Modeling
  • Simulation
  • Two approved Doctoral Level electives

You must also complete all dissertation credits and requirements.

For Ph.D. program information, visit the Ph.D. in Business Administration program page.

Asil Oztekin

Concentration Coordinator

Asil Oztekin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Faculty Biography Webpage
Phone: 978-934-2714