Ph.D. On Campus

Operations Management

Northwestern University

60 months
Tuition fee
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The Operations Management doctoral program at the Northwestern University trains students to apply empirical techniques and theoretical analysis to advance our understanding of how work and processes are, or should be, organized and managed.


The programme 

  • Thoughtful design and execution of operations is critical to the success of any enterprise. The Operations Management doctoral program at the Northwestern University equips students to evaluate both strategic issues of designing operations as well as tactical issues of executing processes. The faculty embraces a wide variety of research methods so students are capable of applying the tools that are most appropriate for the problem at hand.

Programme Structure

Active Research Areas: 

  • service management, healthcare management, retail operations, logistics, supply-chain management, sustainability, stochastic control of processing networks, revenue management, not-for-profit operations, and contracting and economic-mechanism design. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic Background
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Test Scores
  • Certification of Proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 1500 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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