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PhD in Management Science Program


The PhD in Business - Management Science program prepares students for a career of original research. With this main goal, a primary requirement becomes the completion of a doctoral thesis under close faculty supervision. Advanced coursework and seminars also provide the student with the rigorous methodological foundation and knowledge of the field necessary to conduct novel creative research.

Who's It For?

The PhD in Business - Management Science program at Miami Herbert concerns the application of sophisticated quantitative and analytical methods in decision-making, as well as in the design and control of complex systems. The field is, by nature, amenable to cross-disciplinary work. Methodological research in this discipline is often motivated by applications in other areas of business, as well as in engineering and science.

Program Type

On Campus

Time Commitment
Full Time

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Starting from their first year in the program, students do collaborative research with faculty whose expertise matches their interest. This experience provides them with the hands-on training necessary to conduct independent research in the thesis stage of their doctoral program and in their subsequent careers as scholars.

A typical student in the management science program would take the following core coursework in Year 1: Linear Programming and Extensions, Optimization*, Stochastic Models, Statistical Methods I and II*, Dynamic Optimization* and Advanced Microeconomic Theory*.

( * = business quantitative track common core.)

All students in the PhD in Business also complete a core curriculum. Follow the link below for details.

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Incoming students should have at a minimum the following background, at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level: Linear Algebra, Calculus (2 semesters), Probability and Statistics (2 semesters), and Computer Programming.

Learn from the Best


Learn with world-class management science scholars.
Professor Lan Wang

Lan Wang

Centennial Endowed Professor and Department Chair, Management Science
Professor Cong Shi

Cong Shi

Associate Professor, Management Science
Professor Masoud Kamalahmadi

Masoud Kamalahmadi

Assistant Professor, Management Science
Professor Zacharias

Christos Zacharias

Assistant Professor, Management Science
Tallys Yunes, Associate Professor, Management Science

Tallys Yunes

Associate Professor, Management Science

Meet your Program Coordinator

Dr. Tallys Yunes is a tenured Associate Professor of Management Science at the Miami Herbert Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil.

He has 24 refereed publications in the areas of constraint programming, integer programming, heuristics, and their integration into hybrid algorithms. His research focuses on modeling, computation, and practical applications, such as scheduling (sports, healthcare, workforce, machines), product line simplification, information layout, operations, and logistics in general. His practical experience includes participating in consulting projects with Burger King’s supply chain management and distribution co-op, Deere & Co., Caterpillar Inc., and Major League Baseball.

Tallys Yunes
Dr. Tallys Yunes, Associate Professor of Management Science and Program Coordinator 305-284-5107
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