Average annual starting salary for graduates of UToledo's manufacturing and technology management PhD program
Job placement rate
The University of Toledo designed a unique manufacturing and technology management PhD curriculum that keeps in mind a basic business tenet — the most competitive companies adopt a cross-functional and interdisciplinary approach to sustain competitive advantages.
We give our students knowledge in a wide range of areas while focusing on managing an organization's value chain and technology needs. Collaborative research with internationally acclaimed faculty is a hallmark of our program.
UToledo's accredited College of Business and Innovation offers two concentrations in our doctoral program:
Our graduate program helps you develop a deep understanding of how to manage resources to enhance a firm's performance. We teach theory and application. Our students develop and validate new theories, as well as ensure those theories make a tangible impact in the business world.
The best and brightest faculty. UToledo business faculty are dedicated to helping you develop high-quality research skills in a structured, supportive and friendly environment. Faculty members are internationally renowned researchers.
Nationally ranked, accredited business college. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked UT's College of Business and Innovation one of the 100 best business schools in the country. The PhD program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accreditation body upholding the highest standards for business schools worldwide.
Exceptional support. COBI has its own graduate programs office. Our advisors are here for you from the moment you inquire about our doctoral program to the day you're handed your diploma.
The right size. We offer small seminar classes and mentoring by world-class faculty.
A rich, diverse learning environment. Students from all over the world come to UToledo for our graduate business programs. Learn from your peers, as well as faculty with wide-ranging expertise.
Financial support. Most of our PhD students receive graduate assistantships to finance their doctorates. The GA positions come with tuition waivers and stipends.
Employers recruit our PhD graduates in manufacturing and technology management for their outstanding skills in theory and research methodologies.
Our graduates secure positions as:
UT's doctoral program has a 100% placement rate. The average annual, starting salary of our graduates is more than $100,000.
UT graduates have been hired by such institutions as:
"Peers from around the world expanded opportunities for richer discussion in doctoral seminars. I had opportunities to teach, research and present to industry audiences such as Microsoft, Comshare [Inc.], and Owens Corning and at leading academic conferences. I explored leading e-commerce tools, received SPSS training, earned APICS certification and collaborated on LISREL research projects. I worked with outstanding faculty in the College of Business and Innovation, as well as the College of Engineering. Earning a PhD at The University of Toledo provided me with the skills to enhance my consulting, to develop and implement a research program, to publish books, to gain teaching experience and to forge many lifelong friendships."
John Heinrichs, PhD '01, associate professor of information systems and management, Wayne State University
"Before going into the PhD program in manufacturing and technology management at The University of Toledo, I had no clear sense of what it takes to conduct high-quality academic research. The highly productive and caring faculty put us through a rigorous training process and patiently taught us the fundamental skills to be a successful business researcher. The five years in the program totally transformed my mindset. My faculty advisors not only equipped me with solid research skills, but also showed me how to be a persistent, hardworking, thoughtful and trustworthy person. What I learned from the program helped me launch a successful academic career."
John Q. Tu, PhD '99, senior associate dean, professor of management information systems, Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology
UToledo's doctoral program has an innovative, up-to-date curriculum that focuses on:
A unique strength of UT's Information, Operations and Technology Management (IOTM) Department is the breadth of our faculty's expertise. They are internationally acclaimed researchers who have produced seminal research that has advanced theoretical frontiers. Their research has changed how businesses harness technology to achieve goals and obtain competitive advantage.
UT expects our doctoral students in manufacturing and technology management to rigorously explore and generate new knowledge in the IOTM field. We want you to be future leaders in academia.
As early as year one, doctoral students form research relationships with faculty members. A collaborative, collegial research environment is a hallmark of our program.
Faculty's research strengths include:
Our doctoral students have access to sophisticated statistical tools and packages through the College of Business and Innovation’s virtual lab. They publish in top-tier journals and present at national and international conferences.