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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration – Operations and Management Science

Faculty working with Students: 12
Students: 10
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 100%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10
Campus:
  • Pullman: Yes
Tests required:
  • 7.5 IELTS Minimum score
  • 90 MELAB Minimum score
  • 62-63 Pearson Minimum score
  • 580 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 92-93 TOEFLI 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

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1.  Develop a comprehensive knowledge of theory and methods used in their chosen field and related disciplines.
  2.  A College of Business PhD graduate who has comprehensive knowledge of the theory and methods will be able to:
    •  Demonstrate an understanding of the content in their chosen field and related disciplines.
    •  Demonstrate an understanding of research methods applicable to their chosen field and related disciplines
  3.  Execute quality research.
  4.  A College of Business PhD graduate who can execute quality research will be able to plan, organize, design, construct, and execute research to assess/test research questions and/or  hypotheses.
  5.  Effectively communicate research.
  6.  A College of Business PhD graduate who can effectively communicate will be able to write and present research.
  7.  Be effective teachers.
  8.  A College of Business PhD graduate who is an effective teacher will be able to deliver course content effectively.

Career Opportunities:

University Professor;
Management Science Analyst;
Statistician

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

Faculty Members:

Ahn, Sung K., Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Multivariate Time Series Analysis, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Econometrics, Business Forecasting, Applied Financial Econometrics

Baker, Timothy, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Fairhurst, Douglas, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Factors impacting managerial decision making related to corporate financing and real investment decisions.

Fotopoulos, Stergios, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Fotopoulos’s research interests have been in the theoretical and applied fields of stochastic processes, applied probability, stable processes, probability and statistics under dependence structures, and change-point analysis.

Liu, Sheen Xin, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

McNamara, Mike

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

McTier, Brian, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Munson, Chuck, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Operations management

Reyes, Mario Gabriel

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Whidbee, David, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Corporate governance, corporate control, financial institutions, and insider trading.

Wu, Michelle Xiao

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Zhang, Hanjiang

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Contact Information:

Dr. Chuck Munson
PO Box 644746
Todd Addition 480
Pullman, WA 99164-4746
509-335-3076
509-335-3857