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        Your path to a career in research and teaching

        Our PhD in Business, Supply Chain Management is designed primarily for aspiring Tenure Track faculty in Carnegie Research 1 institutions. This program is for individuals who are

        • interested in being a highly engaged, research-active Assistant Professor at a PhD granting institution,
        • focused on Supply Chain scholarship with an empirical focus,
        • driven and would like to publish their scholarship in the very best global journals in the field,
        • interested in conducting research with some of the best supply chain management scholars in the academy, and
        • passionate and desire to work on interesting problems that can have an immediate and long-term impact on the global supply chain industry.


        See if you meet the prerequisites and have what you need to apply the PhD in Business, Supply Chain Management program.

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        Begin your application today to become a PhD student of the nationally ranked Harbert College of Business.


        Why Choose a PhD in Business from the Harbert College of Business?

        Become a cutting edge scholar

        This program has one focus - train individuals to become cutting edge scholars in Supply Chain Management. By the end of this program, students will have learned

        1. skills needed to identify “sticky” problems in supply chain management,
        2. established and emergent theories in the field, and
        3. latest methodological skills needed to address such problems.

        Additionally, most students will already have published at least one empirical study in a leading supply chain management-related journal, thereby understanding the publication process at these journals.

        The biggest hallmark that sets this program apart from others is the individualized attention that the faculty will provide to every student in the program. The cohort size will be small (we anticipate no more than 2 admits per year), so that they can have the full and undivided attention of the Auburn Supply Chain Management faculty - a group that ranks in the top 10 in the world for empirical supply chain management research productivity.

        Get Involved

        The Harbert College of Business gives you the opportunity to meet other graduate students and gain professional skills through student organizations. Learn more about the Association of Graduate Business Students.

        Program Overview


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        Expert Educators

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        Tuition and Financial Assistance

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        Contact Us

        Dr. Shashank Rao

        Graduate Program Officer

        For information on the Supply Chain Management Systems Specialization, contact Dr. Rao.


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