Operations & Supply Chain Management

The Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSM) at Cleveland State University seeks applicants who are interested in pursuing research in areas such as supply chain management, operations strategy, advanced manufacturing technology, algorithm development, project management, quality management and scheduling, who also possess strong quantitative or statistical skills.

There are two main approaches to research in the doctoral program in Operations and Supply Chain Management: empirical research and quantitative modeling. Applicants interested in empirical research should have a mastery of statistical methods, while applicants interested in quantitative modeling should have a strong background in quantitative methods,(i.e.: applied probability, statistics and operations research). This background may be achieved through previous coursework. Applicants with degrees in business, economics, mathematics, engineering and related fields are encouraged to apply.

Operations and Supply Chain DBA Curriculum

Admissions Information Degree Requirements
Core Courses Program Quality
Program Features Program Format
Faculty Financial Assistance
The next DBA cohort will begin in Fall (August) 2023.
The application review period will begin in Spring (January) 2023.

Comprehensive Examination: Upon completion of formal course work, the student must demonstrate competence in their field by passing a required comprehensive examination.  The written examination is prepared and graded by the Graduate Faculty on the Doctoral Committee.  

Defense of the Dissertation Proposal: Upon completion of the course work and passing the comprehensive examination, the student prepares the dissertation proposal in his/her area of interest.

Dissertation Defense: Upon successful completion of the dissertation, the student makes an oral presentation and defense of the dissertation to his/her committee and the College of the Business Faculty.

See the Graduate Catalog for details and course descriptions on the Doctoral program in Operations & Supply Chain Management.

Faculty Research:

Our faculty members are active and committed researchers whose contributions are recognized nationally and internationally. Their publications in the areas of strategic supply chain management, supply chain models, project management, scheduling, and related topics have appeared in such journals as Management Science, Operations Research, Journal of Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Naval Research Logistics, International Journal of Production Research and International Journal of Operations and Production Management.

Operations & Supply Chain Management Faculty Teaching in the DBA Program:

Ataseven, Cigdem
Chen, Jen-Yi