College of Business and Innovation

University of Toledo Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business

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Post-Doctoral Bridge FAQs

What areas of specialization does the University of Toledo AQ Bridge Program offer?

Who might benefit from the UT program?

What are the admission requirements?

How is the program structured?

How will the program be delivered (Pedagogy)?

When is the program offered?

What is the application deadline?

What is the research productivity of UT College of Business and Innovation faculty?

Once enrolled, what other resources are available?

What happens upon completion of the program?

What is the estimated cost of the program?

Who should I contact with additional questions?


What areas of specialization does the University of Toledo AQ Bridge Program offer?

The program offers modules on current research in Marketing, Sales and CRM, Supply Chain Management and Interface of Marketing and Services, and Technological Management of Information, in addition to the traditional Manufacturing and Operations Management disciplines. Through these modules, we expect the students will be introduced to current research in marketing, sales and CRM and supply chain areas and through a continuing mentoring process be able to become competent researchers in these areas. In our program we have always stressed the cross-functional nature of manufacturing and businesses. Our students receive training to be able to teach and do research in areas including Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Management, Marketing, Sales and CRM Technologies, Information Systems and Technology Management. Our doctoral graduates have been placed in marketing and management departments in addition to operations and information systems departments. Also, a look at the faculty publications will attest to the fact that the faculty have research interests and capabilities spanning operations, information technology, marketing, logistics, electronic commerce and technological entrepreneurship.

Who might benefit from the UT program?

Although other disciplines will be considered, the primary targeted disciplines include Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Economics, Econometrics, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Psychology, Engineering (all disciplines), Sciences (all disciplines) and Public Administration.

What are the admission requirements?

Although other disciplines will be considered, the primary targeted disciplines are the ones listed above. Applications and all supporting documents (application form, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and CV with all research accomplishments included) are accepted year-round. For guaranteed consideration to join the next cohort (classes beginning in May, 2015), please submit your complete application by April 1, 2015.

How is the program structured?

The University of Toledo's program is research focused, providing in-depth course work in Research Methods, Multivariate Statistical Methods, courses on basic management functions, and seminars/workshops on current research in OM/Manufacturing, Supply Chains, Marketing/CRM and Information Technology, as well as a workshop on teaching approaches in Business Schools and communication skills.

For the benefit and convenience of our participants, we have revised the delivery format to incorporate  both distance learning and on-campus sessions, presented from May, 2015 through July, 2015.        

The candidates will participate in an intensive 4 week session of distance learning content beginning in May, 2015, with preliminary exposure to Basic Management Concepts, Generic Business Research Methods, and Current Research in Supply Chain Management and Service Operations Management.

Candidates visit The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation for 2 weeks in early June for face-to-face interactions to complete modules 1, 2 and 3 and to start generating ideas for research.

This will be followed by another 3 weeks of distance learning in late June and early July for preliminary exposure to content in modules 4 and 5.

Candidates will again visit the UT College of Business and Innovation for 2 weeks in late July for face-to-face interactions to complete modules 4 and 5, generate research ideas and identify the specific research topic on which they wish to proceed.

How will the program be delivered (Pedagogy)?

Multiple engagement approaches will be incorporated into curriculum delivery including: lectures, seminars, workshops, group/team work and presentations, industry/business speakers. Content will be delivered through a unique but effective blend of distance learning and on-site classes.  The modules will be team-taught highlighting the cross and multidisciplinary approach needed in business school research. Flexible delivery methods utilizing the Internet and other means will be employed for delivering the courses on Basic Management functions. Preparation of research manuscripts for publication will be conducted using email, Internet, and other electronic means. Faculty-student interaction will continue beyond the summer through fall and spring, especially in mentoring the students for research. At the end of fall, the participants are expected to come back to the University of Toledo for a two-day workshop in honing their research skills. Prominent business executives also will be featured to provide practitioner insight.

When is the program offered?

The next cohort of students will start the program in May, 2015.

What is the application deadline?

For guaranteed consideration to join the next cohort (classes beginning in May 2015), please submit your complete application by April 1, 2015.

What is the research productivity of UT College of Business and Innovation Faculty?

The number of papers presented by UT faculty and doctoral students at the Decision Sciences Institute meetings has been consistently among the highest in the past decade. It should be noted that UT COBI faculty had the highest productivity of any university in the U.S. (From the proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute Conference of the last five years). Four COBI doctoral dissertations have won best dissertation awards and/or honorable mentions from the Decision Sciences Institute. Six papers have received best paper awards at various national and regional conferences of the Decision Sciences Institute. The faculty and students from our Ph.D. program have published the largest number of papers in Manufacturing/OM/IS in the Journal of Operations Management, the top journal in Operations Management, and are in the publication's top ten most published universities.

 

Once enrolled, what other resources are available?

The program will be held at The University of Toledo. Many of the physical facilities of the College of Business and Innovation and the university will be utilized. Our strengths include:

  • Well-trained and experienced research faculty of the UT College of Business and Innovation
  • Excellent classrooms with state of the art technologies
  • Extensive computing and other academic resources
  • A cadre of current doctoral students
  • Unique linkages to the business community
  • Center for Family and Privately-Held Business
  • John and Lillian Neff Financial Trading Room
  • Center for Technological Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Science and Technology Corridor relationship
  • Intermodal Transportation Institute
  • International Business Institute
  • The Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales

What happens upon completion of the program?

All graduates will receive a certificate of completion from the AACSB. If placement assistance is desired, then based on the experience of the placement of our current program graduates, we will assist the participants of the bridge program in a number of ways. The program director and faculty will use their networking to place the graduates by writing introductory letters and recommendation letters. The vitae of the graduates, compiled in book form, will be circulated to appropriate schools and also put on a website. They will also be advised and encouraged to attend doctoral consortia at professional meetings of the Decision Sciences Institute, and Academy of Management and make presentations.

What is the estimated cost of the program?

The estimated cost of the program is $28,000 per participant. Program fees cover tuition, lodging and meals (breakfast and lunch) for on-campus session days.

Financial aid available is available for some students. Please see the Financial Aid link in the site's Main Menu.

Important Notes:

You are expected to make a commitment deposit of $2,000 within 10 days of receiving your acceptance email notification.  No refunds will be issued after April 10 unless the program is not offered.

Offering of The University of Toledo 2015 AQ Bridge program is contingent upon sufficient enrollment. If the program is not offered for any reason, the candidate's deposit will be refunded.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

We welcome your questions and invite you to contact Dr. Anand Kunnathur, Executive Associate Dean, at the contact information below.

Dr. Anand Kunnathur
Executive Associate Dean
University of Toledo
College of Business and Innovation
2801 W. Bancroft St., MS 103
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: 419.530.5644
Email: AQBridge@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 6/26/15