Curriculum and Structure – PhD in Management Science

The PhD in Management Science at Miami Herbert unfolds as an integrated program of advanced study and research. Applicants should have an adequate academic background, personal maturity, and the ability to meet the program's high level of demand for initiative and scholarship.

Being a student in the Management Science PhD program means a commitment to full-time and in-residence study.

All students in the PhD in Business program complete a core curriculum.


Research and Coursework

Starting from their first year in the program, students do collaborative research with faculty whose expertise matches their interest. This experience provides them with the hands-on training necessary to conduct independent research in the thesis stage of their doctoral program and in their subsequent careers as scholars.

In addition to completing a core curriculum, a typical student in the management science program would take the following core coursework in Year 1: Linear Programming and Extensions, Optimization*, Stochastic Models, Statistical Methods I and II*, Dynamic Optimization* and Advanced Microeconomic Theory*. 

(* = business quantitative track common core.)

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