The objective of the Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop scholars who generate and disseminate new knowledge by conducting high-quality research and teach at the university level. The Ph.D. program is delivered via traditional course work and other research initiatives with faculty in the Parker College of Business. By retaining a residence teaching/learning model, the program capitalizes on individualized student development through constant interaction in a supportive environment of mentors and colleagues.
The program requires at least 60 credit hours, provided the student has a master’s in business from an institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Students without a core understanding of major business areas may require up to an additional 18 graduate credit hours.
BUSA 9332 – Applied Multivariate Methods for Business Research
LSCM 9031 – Research Processes and Philosophies in Supply Chain Management
LSCM 9630 – Supply Chain Management Theories
BUSA 9333 – Advanced Multivariate Methods for Business
BUSA 9334 – Qualitative Research Methods in Business
+ 1 or 2 LSCM Seminars
LSCM 9331 – Analysis of Secondary Data for Supply Chain Management Research
+3 or 4 LSCM Seminars
+ 1 or 2 Electives (focused methods or directed study);
Comprehensive Exams Summer of 2nd year
Third and Fourth Years
Dissertation (18-36 credit hrs) + Teaching (approximate average of 1 section/semester)