The PhD programme in Operations Management (OM) focuses on the
training and development of research expertise, independent and innovative
thinking in the broad area of operations management. Students are expected to
be actively engaged in research that generates new knowledge about the methods
and strategies for improving the processes of goods and service creation. We
welcome applications from individuals who wish to pursue an academic career in
the field of operations management or related area(s).
Faculty members in the OM group have strong background in
operations management, operations research and management sciences. They are
actively involved in research and have a record of quality research
publications and editorial positions at top journals. Their recent research
work has appeared in leading international journals, such as Journal of
Operations Management, Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations
Management, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management, and
Strategic Management JoUrnal. Further information about our division and the
research interests of the faculty members can be found at our Division's page.
Currently, areas of research for the faculty members in OM
include inventory management, of supply chain coordination, sustainable supply
chains, emergency logistics & humanitarian operations, models of innovative
service systems, revenue & risk management, among others. Doctoral students
in the Ph.D. programme in OM are expected to work closely with the faculty
members on their research projects, which should eventually lead to top-journal
publications. In addition, the Division sponsors regular seminars to expose
faculty and Ph.D. students to contemporary research issues in the related
areas. The school also provides financial support for our doctoral candidates
to present their research work in premier international conferences.
The core courses in the OM PhD programme include:
optimization, stochastic processes, game theory, inventory theory, and contemporary
issues in operations management. Depending on the dissertation topics, students
also can take up elective courses across a variety of areas as well.