Program Vision to Prepare Future Thought Leaders
The vision of the Ph.D. Program is to prepare future thought leaders who push forth the academic understanding of managing manufacturing and technology enterprises. We aim to become a program of choice for highly qualified students seeking an advanced research degree in manufacturing and technology management. This vision stems from a strong desire to prepare leaders of business education related to manufacturing and technology management.
Program Mission Dedicated to Developing Research Skills
The Ph.D. Program is dedicated to educating qualified students to develop and test theory for the management of manufacturing and technology systems. The program aims to impart critical research skills that prepare students develop deep understanding of managing resources to enhance performance of manufacturing enterprises. The management of such resources requires an organizations to co-ordinate various functional areas within the enterprise as well as develop interfaces with a wide set of stakeholders outside the firm. In line with this, it is critical to adopt a cross-functional and inter-disciplinary approach to ensure the competitiveness of a firm. Therefore, the program has been designed so equip students with a thorough understanding of and appreciation for the cross-functional and boundary spanning nature of business problems with a specific focus on managing and organization’s value chain and technology needs. When you join the PhD program at the College of Business and Innovation, you will be trained by the best and brightest business school faculty who are dedicated to helping you develop your research skills.
Program’s History of Success
The PhD program’s dedication to research reflects in our strong history of success in training and preparing quality researchers who have developed successful careers at leading academic institutions. We have an alumni base of over 40 graduates many of who are currently working at leading institutions around the globe. Alumni from the program currently are (have been) on faculty at business schools of institutions such as Texas A&M, IE Business School, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Rochester Institute of Technology, Clemson University, College of Charleston, and Old Dominion University to name a few. It is our philosophy to continuously strive for excellence in our program and to provide the best opportunities to our students.