Operations Management and Information Systems
The Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS) area of the Schulich School of Business offers PhD students the opportunity to work closely with highly productive faculty in a unique setting.
Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the OMIS area, PhD students are provided with a grounding in both the Operations Management and Management Information Systems disciplines. Students then specialize in one of the two disciplines for purposes of completing a dissertation. The goal of the OMIS area is to provide our PhD graduates with the skills they need to become successful and productive research-oriented faculty members at the world’s leading business schools.
Placement of Recent Graduates
Muhammad Usman Ahmed Clarkson University Hamdi Driss Saint Mary’s University Altay Aksulu Government of Ontario Ahmed Doha Carleton University
2014 Muhammad Usman Ahmed, Wiengarten, F., Pagell, M., Gimenez, C., “Do a Country’s Logistical Capabilities Moderate the External Integration Performance Relationship?”, Journal of Operations Management
2014 Muhammad Usman Ahmed., Kristal, M. M., Pagell, M.,“Impact of operational and marketing capabilities on firm performance: Evidence from economic growth and downturns”, International Journal of Production Economics
2014 Pagell, M., & Anton Shevchenko Why research in sustainable supply chain management should have no future. Journal of Supply Chain Management
2014 Hamed Tajedin, and Dorit Nevo. “Value-Adding Intermediaries in Software Crowdsourcing.” System Sciences (HICSS), 47th Hawaii International Conference
2013 Hamed Tajedin, and Dorit Nevo. “Determinants of success in crowdsourcing software development.” Proceedings of the 2013 annual conference on Computers and people research
Recent Dissertation Topics
2014 Muhammad Usman Ahmed – Integrative Practices in Supply Chains: Building Relationships for Competitiveness in Dynamics Environments
|Sharvani Sharma||Hamed Tajedin|
|Anton Shevchenko||Elena Nesterova|
|Evghenii Furman||Hongwei Chen|
Specialization RequirementsView course details Hide course details
When students enter the program, the PhD program coordinator reviews each student’s academic background and designs with them a course of study. During the first year, students typically complete a set of general doctoral courses in common with doctoral students in other fields. During the second year, they take more specialized courses in their chosen major area of interest. Schulich also requires students to develop a minor area of interest in keeping with the cross disciplinary spirit of the program.
When students enter the program, the PhD program coordinator reviews each student’s academic background and designs with them a course of study. During the first year, students typically complete a set of general doctoral courses in common with doctoral students in other fields. During the second year, they take more specialized courses in their chosen major area of interest. Schulich also requires students to develop a minor area of interest in keeping with the cross-disciplinary spirit of the program.
Required General Courses
- DCAD 7100 3.00 LOGICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
- DCAD 7250 3.00 RESEARCH DESIGN
- DCAD 7400 3.00 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
In rare cases, students may take courses in other faculties as substitutes. All exemptions from optional courses and substitutes must be approved by the area PhD program coordinator and the Schulich PhD committee.
Required Courses for Major
Students must complete three of the following core courses in Operations Management and Management Information Systems.
OMIS 7000 3.00 BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
- OMIS 7100 3.00 STRATEGIC OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
- OMIS 7200 3.00 MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION
- OMIS 7300 3.00 EMPIRICAL METHODS IN OMIS
In addition, students are encouraged to complete at least two of the following MBA electives. Students will be involved in the normal course activities but will be assigned additional tasks and projects reflective of a doctoral level mastery of the content.
- OMIS 6000 3.00 MODELS & APPLICATIONS IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
- OMIS 6350 3.00 ADVANCED SPREADSHEET MODELLING & PROGRAMMING FOR BUSINESS
- OMIS 6500 3.00 GLOBAL OPERATIONS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
- OMIS 6560 3.00 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
- OMIS 6700 3.00 MANAGING NEW TECHNOLOGY
- OMIS 6710 3.00 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
- OMIS 6720 3.00 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN
- OMIS 6730 3.00 MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATING IT SYSTEMS
- OMIS 6740 3.00 E-BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
- OMIS 6953 3.00 PROJECTS IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
- OMIS 6955 3.00 SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Each student is required as a condition of their doctoral funding to work with faculty members on research, preferably their advisor(s), in the summer following the first year of coursework.
Required Courses for Minors
Minors are recommended for Operations Management majors in the fields of Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, Marketing and Accounting . It is also possible to take minors in Mathematics & Statistics, Economics, Environmental Studies and Computer Science. For the Schulich-based minors, at least two course are required from the chosen field.
OMIS faculty regularly publish their research within the best journals in their respective fields (such as the Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, and MIS Quarterly) as well as leading journals in other disciplines (i.e. Strategic Management Journal and Environmental Informatics Archives). Research interests within the faculty range from mainstream topics such as supply chain strategy and knowledge management systems to emerging topics such as environmentally sustainable business practices. While the area has a core capability in empirical research methods, OMIS faculty have successfully applied a range of empirical and analytical methods depending on the requirements of specific research programs.
The following faculty are accredited by the Schulich School of Business and the Faculty of Graduate Studies for the supervision of doctoral students:
Selected faculty members
Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Associate Dean, AcademicView profile
Wade D. Cook
Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Gordon Charlton Shaw Professor of Management ScienceView profile
Richard H. Irving
Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Area Coordinator, Operations Management and Information SystemsView profile
Professor of Operations Management and Information SystemsView profile
Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Director, Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) ProgramView profile
Henry M. Kim
Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Director, York Ontology Driven Analytics LaboratoryView profile
Ronald J. McClean
Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Information SystemsView profile
Professor of Operations Management and Information SystemsView profile