Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration – Operations and Management Science

Total Graduate Faculty in Program:
Graduate Students in Program:
Students receiving assistantships:
Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10


  • Pullman

International Student English Proficiency Exams

International students may need to surpass the Graduate School’s minimum English language proficiency exam scores for this program. If the graduate program has unique score requirements, they will be detailed below. Otherwise, please refer to the Graduate School’s minimum score guidelines.

  • 7.5 IELTS Minimum score
  • 90 MELAB Minimum score
  • 62-63 Pearson Minimum score
  • 580 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 92-93 TOEFLI Minimum score
  • GMAT or GRE No minimum score

Degree Description:

The program in Operations and Management Science prepares students for careers in business, industry, or government using expertise garnered in applied problem solving and data analysis. Students receive rigorous fundamental training in statistics, research methods, mathematics, and operations research, followed by theoretical study within their respective fields of interest. All students are expected to produce publishable research for peer-reviewed journals prior to graduation.

Admission Requirements:

A minimum admissions index score of 1250 is required to be considered for admission. The index is based on the formula GPA x 200 + GMAT (and a TOEFL of 580 for ESL students). There is not a minimum GMAT score requirement. However, successful candidates typically exceed 650.

We prefer the GMAT, but we do accept the GRE test as a substitute. In either case, the exam must have been taken within 5 years of the time of application to WSU. A GMAT conversion will be applied to the GRE score submitted by applicants who take the GRE in lieu of the GMAT. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) provides a conversion chart. The converted GRE score will then be applied to the Carson College of Business admissions index score in the same manner as a standard GMAT score.

GMAT score report code 09D-TL-81 Pearson Test of English score report code: 8Z2-GT-38

Career Opportunities:

University Professor;
Management Science Analyst;

Career Placements:

American University of Sharjah–UAE; Axio Research; California State University–Stanislaus; Central Washington University; Chapman University; Ching-Yi University–China; Fort Hays State University; Grand Valley State University; KeiMyung University; Marquette University; Microsoft Corporation; Min Chuan University; National Renewable Energy Lab; Northeastern University; Oregon State University; Providence College; Southeastern Oklahoma State University; Southwestern University of Finance and Economices–China; State University of New York–Geneseo; Tatung Institute of Technology; University of Kansas; University of Michigan–Flint; University of North Texas; University of Tennessee–Martin; University of Washington; Yuan Ze University–Taiwan; University of Nebraska at Omaha; Niagara University

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