Gold Hall

Ph.D. Program

About Our Program

The UCLA Anderson School is regularly ranked among the top business schools in the world. The DOTM area has been ranked #2 among US business schools in citation impact [see here], while the UCLA Anderson School's MBA program recently rose in all major rankings, to #12 overall in Business Week and #1 in intellectual capital [for the second time running, see here] and up to #10 in the US in Financial Times [see here] and in US News & World Report [see here].

The DOTM Doctoral Program has several objectives:

  • Providing a general appreciation of management:
    • Its functions, processes and principles
  • Providing a thorough understanding of the foundations of operations management and the decision sciences:
    • Their concepts, theories and methods
  • Providing the professional skills that enable individuals to implement what they have learned:
    • The art of modeling, resourceful data development, analytical problem solving, effective interpersonal communication and broad computer skills

We invite you to learn more about our DOTM Ph.D. program. Please click [here] to learn about the classes you would take as a student in our program or click [here] to see all of the elements our program includes and how it is structured.

To learn more about the application process and requirements of the DOTM PhD Program, please visit the PhD Program Web site for UCLA Anderson [here].

About Our Students

Graduates from the DOTM area (or the previously separate decision sciences and the operations and technology management areas) have been employed or received offers from top-ranked institutions around the world, including MIT, UCLA, University of Michigan, Duke University, Carnegie Mellon University, Southern Methodist University, UT Austin, Washington University in St Louis, Purdue University, Georgia Tech, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Babson College, Boston College, Ohio State University, University of Florida, Arizona State University, George Mason University, Insead, IESE, Bocconi University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Chinese Hong Kong University, National University of Singapore, Naval Postgraduate School, Indian School of Business and others.

In addition, our students have won several awards in recent years:

  • Aydin Alptekinoglu was a finalist in the MSOM student paper competition award in 2004.
  • Sarang Deo received second prize in the MSOM student paper competition in 2006.
  • Soo-Haeng Cho received second prize in the MSOM student paper competition 2007 and was a finalist in the Decision Analysis student paper competition 2007.
  • Suresh Muthulingam was named a winner of the Aspen Institute’s 2008 Dissertation Proposal Award.
  • Onesun Steve Yoo was a finalist in the MSOM student paper competition in 2009.
  • Morvarid Rahmani was a finalist in the MSOM student paper competition in 2011.

To get a better idea of the different kinds of people you will find in our program, you are welcome to view a list of our current and prior students by clicking [here].