Ph.D. Program in Management Sciences

The University of Iowa is a leader in business analytics research and education. At Tippie, you'll collaborate with our faculty experts in data science, social network analysis, machine learning, optimization, statistics, transportation and supply chain management.

Areas of Specialization

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Faculty Collaboration and Your Career

Ph.D. students at IowaYou'll work closely with faculty who are INFORMS fellows; serve on editorial boards for journals such as Operations Research, Transportation Science, and Information Systems Research; and have been awarded numerous government and industry sponsored grants. This close collaboration has resulted in remarkable career paths for our graduates—from assistant professors to FedEx analysts.

Guaranteed Funding

You're guaranteed funding for your first year, including a 1/4-time research assistantship to explore potential dissertation topics. Most students continue to receive funding for their remaining time in the program. Management Sciences is a STEM designated degree program. After graduation, international students may apply for a 29-month OPT, instead of the usual 12-month OPT.

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Life In Iowa City

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Big Data Jobs

Demand for analytics expertise continues to see significant growth in the marketplace.