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Our Strength: Our Program

Operations Management and Statistics involves the study of management concerns related to the design, decision-making, and implementation of operating systems. The Rotman PhD Program in Operations Management and Statistics is designed to prepare students for academic and research careers in universities and industry.

Operations Management and Statistics (OMS) involves the study of management concerns related to the design, decision-making, and implementation of operating systems. Operations Management and Statistics is a major strength of the Rotman School, whose doctoral programs were ranked 4th in the 2015 Financial Times listings, ahead of such top-tier schools as MIT, Northwestern and INSEAD.

The Rotman PhD Program in Operations Management and Statistics is designed to prepare students for academic and research careers in universities and industry. Our faculty includes PhDs from Columbia, Indiana, John Hopkins, MIT, and Stanford, and their interests include Supply Chain Management and Logistics, OMS in Services, Inventory Management, Call Centre Management, OMS/Marketing Interface, and other areas.

A unique feature of the Rotman Operations Management Program is the flexibility it provides students in developing a course of study to meet their goals. The area supplements the School's resources in management education by drawing on the resources of several other departments within the University of Toronto (such as Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Statistics). Students can take courses in these departments by selecting the appropriate areas as minor fields or by taking additional course work to meet their specific needs.

Admitted students will typically have a MS-level degree in engineering, mathematics, computer science, natural sciences or business (however, exceptional students with only undergraduate-level education will also be admitted). The admissions are highly competitive and are based on the following key components: transcripts, letters of reference (at least three are required), standardized test scores (students must take either the GRE, which is preferred, or the GMAT; foreign students must also take the TOEFL/TWE). Please refer to the Getting In section for further information on program admission requirements and procedures.

Contact the PhD Program at Rotman

Operations Management and Statistics offers:

  • Full funding for all PhD students through a financial aid package that fully covers tuition and provides an attractive stipend that can continue for up to five years in the program.
  • Location: the Rotman School is in the heart of North America’s third-largest financial centre, just blocks from the heart of Canada’s business community.
  • Strong ties and frequent collaboration with distinguished faculty members in related programs.
  • Opportunities and funding to support student presentations at national academic conferences.
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