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PhD in Technology and Operations

Launch your career in academia, producing research that impacts global operations and applied technology now and in the future. Throughout the program, you’ll collaborate with Michigan Ross faculty and real-world industries to explore a wide range of business challenges using a practical, problem-driven focus.
 

Zoey Jiang
The Technology and Operations department at Michigan Ross conducts research on a wide range of topics using diverse methodologies. Students are offered great resources to discover their own passions and pursue high-quality research. The faculty are world-class, working on cutting-edge research and creating real-world impact. They guide students to explore enriching research areas and prepare them to pursue productive academic careers at leading business schools.
Technology & Operations PhD Program Structure

First-year courses focus on fundamental mathematical modeling and analysis tools, including dynamic programming, stochastic processes, game theory, and inventory theory. Courses in the second year allow you to apply these tools to technology and operations topics, develop areas of specialization, and round out your business education.

You will complete research papers at the end of each of the first two years of the program. 

You must complete two preliminary exams, one at the end of each of the two years of coursework. The remainder of the program is devoted to the dissertation.
 

Technology and Operations PhD Faculty

Michigan Ross faculty members are renowned experts in how to create value for society through operations management, global supply chains, and information technology. 
 

Associate Professor of Technology and Operations
Technology and Operations Faculty Doctoral Coordinator
Ford Motor Company Co-Director of the Joel D. Tauber Institute for Global Operations
Professor of Technology and Operations
Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management
Professor of Technology & Operations
Faculty Director, Center for Value Chain Innovation
Donald C. Cook Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Technology and Operations
Chair of Technology and Operations
Herrick Professor of Business
Professor of Technology and Operations
Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Faculty Director, Executive MBA Program
C.K. Prahalad Distinguished University Professor of Business and Engineering
Professor of Technology and Operations
Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
John Psarouthakis Research Professor of Manufacturing Management
Professor of Integrative Systems + Design
Professor of Technology and Operations
Accenture Professor of Computer Information Systems
Professor of Technology & Operations
Professor of Technology and Operations
Jack D. Sparks-Whirlpool Corporation Research Professor of Business Administration
Professor Emeritus of Technology and Operations
Associate Professor of Technology and Operations
Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow
Raymond T. J. Perring Family Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Technology and Operations
Professor of Art, School of Art and Design
Associate Professor of Technology and Operations
Technology and Operations Faculty Doctoral Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations
Stein Research Scholar
Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow

Learn more about the faculty and research contributions of the technology and operations area at Michigan Ross.

Recent Technology and Operations Placements

Alys Liang, 2024
McGill University

Xinyu (Shirley) Liang, 2024 
INSEAD

Samer Charbaji, 2023
New York Institute of Technology

Manqi (Maggie) Li, 2021
Renmin University

Feng Tian, 2021
University of Hong Kong

Mengzhenyu Zhang, 2021
University College of London

Zhaohui Jiang, 2020
Carnegie Mellon University

Aravind Govindarajan, 2019
Target Corporation

Lai Wei, 2019
Boston College

Guihua Wang, 2019
University of Texas at Dallas

Jacob Chestnut, 2018
Cornell University
 

Evgeny Kagan, 2018
Johns Hopkins

Murray Lei, 2018
Queens University

Iris Wang, 2018
UIUC

Qi (George) Chen, 2017
University of Texas - Dallas

Hakjin Chung, 2016
KAIST

Liang Ding, 2016
Bain Consulting

Ana Ruth Beer, 2015
Indiana University

Yao Cui, 2015
Cornell University

Daniel Rush, 2015
University of Northern Colorado

Ajit Sharma, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University (visiting)

Current Technology & Operations PhD Students

Join the next generation of scholars preparing to solve the complex issues facing the strategy field.

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Hyungchan Cho 
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Cagla Ergul

Cagla Ergul  
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Renjun Hu

Renjun Hu 
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Yuwen Hu 
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Bogyeom Lee

Bogyeom Lee   
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Tara Radvand

Tara Radvand   
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Hanqi Wen

Hanqi Wen 
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Fenghua Yang

Fenghua Yang     
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Fan Zhou

Fan Zhou 
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Qio Zhou

Qiao Zhou     
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