Operations & Business Analytics, PhD

    Program Description

    The overall objective of the Charles H. Lundquist doctoral program in operations & business analytics (OBA) is to prepare students seeking academic and research careers.

    Students in the OBA program will primarily conduct research in operations management (OM). OM concerns how organizations should optimize business processes (e.g., production, distribution) and policies (e.g., staffing, pricing) both internally and within the broader “supply chain.”

    Researchers in the OM area address these complex decisions using rigorous research methods that require a solid foundation in model building, theory development, and data analysis. These foundational skills reflect the strength of the Lundquist College’s OBA department, the faculty of which works closely with students within the doctoral program.

    Due to the quantitative orientation of this PhD option, students entering the program should have interests that lie at the intersection of applied mathematics and business research.

    Students entering the program are expected to develop research papers of publishable quality, defend them in front of OBA faculty and submit them for presentation at national conferences and publication in leading journals.

    Application at a Glance

    Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

    Program-Specific Application Requirements:
    GMAT or GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846) or Test Optional Statement
    Higher TOEFL/IELTS than UO minimums
    Three Letters of Recommendation
    Statement of Purpose
    Writing Sample

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    Charles H. Lundquist College of Business
    Campus: Eugene
    Fall 2024
    Priority Deadline -  January 05, 2024
    Final Deadline - January 19, 2024 

    Applications must be submitted and paid for by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on the specified deadline date to be considered eligible.