Graduate Programs


The University of Toledo designed a unique Manufacturing and Technology Management Ph.D. 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:

  • Information Systems (IS)
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) 

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.

Top Reasons to Study manufacturing and technology management at UToledo

  1. 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.
  2. Nationally ranked, accredited business college.
    Bloomberg Businessweek ranked UToledo's College of Business and Innovation one of the 100 best business schools in the country. The Ph.D. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The right size.
    We offer small seminar classes and mentoring by world-class faculty. 
  5. 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.
  6. Financial support.
    Most of our Ph.D. students receive graduate assistantships to finance their doctorates. The GA positions come with tuition waivers and stipends.

A unique strength of UToledo'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.

UToledo 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:

  • Best practices in operations management 
  • Digital supply-chain management 
  • Management of technology
  • Supply-chain optimization
  • Transformational impact of information technology on the business

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.


What jobs can I get with a manufacturing and technology management degree?

Employers recruit our Ph.D. graduates in Manufacturing and Technology Management for their outstanding skills in theory and research methodologies. 

Our graduates secure positions as: 

  • Researchers and professors at leading educational institutions
  • Researchers in industry and government
  • Business consultants 

UToledo's doctoral program has a 100% placement rate. The average annual, starting salary of our graduates is more than $100,000. 

UToledo graduates have been hired by such institutions as: 

  • Clemson University
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (secretary general and executive director of higher education) 
  • Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (dean, College of Business Administration) 
  • Old Dominion University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology 
  • Rutgers University
  • Wayne State University 






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Last Updated: 8/21/23