University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School

Ph.D. Program in Operations and Information Management - Doctorate



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD - Operations and Information Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The program in Operations and Information Management trains world-class scholars in the disciplines of decision processes, information systems, and operations management / operations research. The program emphasizes research that focuses on real management problems and maintains a balance between theory and implementation. The program is designed to admit and train a small cohort of exceptionally able PhD students who show promise for an academic career in fundamental and applied research and teaching. Applicants are expected to have completed introductory courses in economics and mathematics. Successful applicants typically possess a strong analytical background and an aptitude for analytical thinking. All applicants must take either the GMAT or the GRE General Test. The program permits custom-tailoring to each student’s interests. The early stage of the program establishes rigorous foundations through the departmental core (three courses). During this stage students also begin to specialize in coursework. The program provides opportunities for students to conduct research in the form of summer papers under the supervision of faculty members. These papers provide a transition from coursework into the dissertation phase of the program.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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