Ph.D. On Campus

Business Analytics and Operations

University of Pittsburgh

60 months
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A Business Analytics and Operations at the University of Pittsburgh grounded in research methods and strategies, with a mentorship model, that gives students an esteemed personal foundation.


The Business Analytics and Operations at the University of Pittsburgh focuses on research in areas such as supply chain management, business analytics, operations, and project management. Research foci include methodology development, empirical analysis, and analytical modeling. Tools from a broad base such as operations research, probabilistic modeling, statistics, econometrics, and data mining are utilized to address real-life operational issues. Students are expected to develop a strong foundation and publish in top journals. The program mentors students with an apprenticeship model, providing an early start in independent research as well as joint work with faculty.

Katz offers a breadth of research topics–many students can find a home here. 

Recent PhD dissertation topics have included:

  • Revenue Maximization Using Product Bundling
  • Business Analytics for Non-profit Marketing and Online Advertising
  • The Analytic Network Process Applied in Supply Chain Decisions, in Ethics, and in World Peace
  • Modeling Patient Flow in a Network of Intensive Care Units (ICUs)
  • Managing Outsourcing Decisions: Government Policy, Firm Options, and the Economic Impact
  • Applications of Revenue Management in Healthcare

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nonlinear Optimization
  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Data Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

How to apply:

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Three recommendations
  • Unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts will only be needed if the doctoral committee is interested in admitting you.)
  • Official GMAT or GRE and TOEFL scores
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores

Tuition Fee

Tuition and fees vary based on program, residential status, and other factors.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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