Supply Chain Concentration | College of Business Administration | Kent State University

Ph.D. in Business Administration Supply Chain Concentration

The Supply Chain concentration of our Ph.D. program prepares you to address our technology-powered economy fueled by information and driven by knowledge. The Supply Chain concentration educates you in the latest thinking, theory and empirical research so you can address the supply and value chain management challenges faced by organizations today.


SUPPLY CHAIN CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • MIS 74019: Research Seminar in Supply Chain Management
  • MIS 84011: Systems Simulation
  • MIS 84012: Scheduling and Planning
  • MIS 84015: Stochastic Models
  • MIS 84291: Seminar in Management Systems

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MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Research Mentorship

The Mentorship program in the Department of Management and Information Systems, covering the Information Systems, Management and Supply Chain concentrations, has two primary goals: First, to help the Ph.D. student develop the conceptual and methodological skills required for conducting original research, and secondly, to help the student acquire the knowledge necessary to establish expertise in their area of concentration.

All incoming Ph.D. students are assigned a faculty mentor and work collaboratively with their mentor and other professors or students as a research team to undertake and publish research.

An important aspect of this program is to expose students to a wide variety of research perspectives. As each mentor may have different perspectives on research, the student benefits from working with a variety of mentors. The faculty mentor will often be heavily involved in the development of the research design, in guiding the analysis, and in "polishing" the research paper and moving it through the publication process.

Teaching Mentorship

Students will be assigned a mentor to guide their teaching for every course they teach. As part of this mentorship, students who are teaching are required to discuss their course preparation with a faculty who has previously taught the course. Students are also encouraged to invite their mentor to class, so faculty can provide useful suggestions for effective teaching. 

Research Seminars

The research seminars provide a forum for students to develop and refine their research ideas and methodology and their presentation skills. These skills are vital for research presentations at conferences, job interviews, and in the classroom. The mentor will play a supporting role during the presentation. 


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