Welcome to the Department of Supply Chain Management’s Doctoral Program. We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about this program – a program that develops candidates to be highly productive and effective researchers, and educators, and knowledge leaders in the rapidly growing field of supply chain management.
Before discussing the doctoral program, it is important that you understand what makes the Supply Chain Management doctoral program in the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University both unique and highly attractive.
The Supply Chain Management Program at Michigan State University is consistently ranked as one of the top two programs in the United States (and in the world). We have achieved this position because of our unique approach to research and teaching. Our focus is to bridge the gap between theory and practice – to identify and explore issues of current and future importance to managers using the methodological and theoretical rigor of the academic environment. This is one reason that we are consistently ranked highly – we do research that is not only done well but that has high impact. That is the education and research orientation that we develop in our doctoral students.
We pride ourselves on our comprehensive program, our internationally renowned faculty, and the diverse environment in which our doctoral candidates learn. We also pride ourselves on having an environment that encourages research excellence. Our faculty is committed to research excellence and consistently publish quality articles at the highest levels of both academic and managerial journals. When you become a doctoral student in our program, you can expect to become actively engaged in challenging, meaningful, and impactful research. You can also expect to be part of a program where there is a close collaborative relationship between doctoral students and faculty members – a true academic community.
As a potential doctoral candidate, one of the first decisions that you must make is to decide which track in supply chain management you wish to follow. Supply Chain Management is broken into two separate tracks: Logistics Management and Operations/Sourcing Management.