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Operations and Supply Chain Management, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #134 (BCR) College Station, TX, United States
The Ph.D. in Business Administration degree with operations and supply chain management as a major field of study is designed to prepare students for a rewarding academic career. The program has a strong research orientation; our graduates go on to pursue high-quality research at leading academic institutions.
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The Ph.D. in Business Administration – Operations and Supply Chain Management program is rated as one of the top programs in the nation and offers a number of unique features and benefits:

  • Systems perspective: The doctoral program has a strong systems point of view and stresses the interrelations of the functional business areas and the importance of effective decision making.
  • Emphasis on problem-solving: The program strives to develop professionals who are well grounded in their discipline’s underlying theories and have refined problem-solving capabilities.
  • Diverse learning opportunities: Our students explore their discipline through numerous learning opportunities including coursework, in-class experiences, projects with industry, and teaching.  Most learning is accomplished through joint research with faculty members and involves an extensive mentoring process.
  • Commitment to quality research: Our program challenges students to develop advanced competencies for conducting quality research, directing research of others and communicating research findings through teaching, seminars, conference presentations and writing.
  • Research based in practice: Our program provides students with comprehensive knowledge of business concepts and practices in operations and supply chain management that supports their teaching and publishing in top academic journals.
  • Preparation for research-based careers: Our program prepares candidates for research and teaching positions in academia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The priority application deadline is December 10.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Ph.D. in Business Administration – Operations and Supply Chain Management program normally consists of two to three years of coursework, plus two years of research work to complete the doctoral dissertation. 

A minimum of 64 credit hours beyond the master’s degree (96 beyond the baccalaureate) is required by university regulations, including 18-24 hours for dissertation research.

Courses include: 

  • Research Methods 
  • Doctoral Seminars
  • Focused Research Methods 
  • Directed Research 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Application Requirements 
  • Application fee paid online by credit card
  • Essay/Personal statement question(s).
  • Scanned transcripts (.pdf) from each senior-level post secondary institution for the review process.
  • Professional resume.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15312 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    30624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15312 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    13596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6798 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for College Station

  • 964 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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